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Sandra
Perth-ish
Passenger on a blue marble, circling yellow star. Dancer, astronomer, technogeek, coffee lover, pagan, archer.. not necessarily in this order
Interests: archery,scifi,coffee,movies,martial arts,dance,chocolate,babylon 5,astronomy,stargate atlantis,classic movies,good books,stargate sg1,astrophotography,oxygen
Recent Activity
I am getting fed up with all the pissing contests, the one upmanships people see to have to do, and humble-bragging on Facebook. Fucking sick of the games, the attempts at making cliques to belittle and insult someone. I had enough of that crap when I was in high school,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
MRI results. It's not patella tendinitis. Loki managed to damage some of the remaining meniscus. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Less than two days. My Medical Mutiny (wearing smaller knee brace vs the upper thigh to ankle brace) is over. Knee hurts like hell, so put the scaffold back on. Keeping it totally straight, Zero degree bend is needed. (insert many swear words here) Pardon me while I go have... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
But right now, I have a bit of leaking around my eyelids. If someone has chronic pain, and they tell you it's ok... they hurt. If someone has chronic pain, and says it's hurt, you can bet your bottom dollar it f**king hurts like hell. I don't like taking pain... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
First night of trying to sleep (emphasis on trying) with the scaffold (high thigh to ankle brace) on my leg. I don't sleep well on my back, but am being forced to. If I had a reclining chair, that would work, but we don't have one. I stack pillows so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Good News: Left knee is no worse than it was last week. Bad News: Left knee is no better than it was last week. *sigh* Dr S has scheduled an MRI for the left knee, and x-ray of right knee, as it's been three years since I've had the hardware... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Hayden The Hardliner (physio) told me the pain would lessen. Really? When? I have been gritting my teeth, and clenching my right hand so hard I leave little crescents in my palm when I do the heel slides. (Lay flat on my back, foot flat on surface, and slide it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
To reduce the swelling under the kneecap, I have to use an icepack, at least three times a day. 20 minutes a pop. It helps with the swelling, and subsequently the pain, but would leave me feeling chilled. Only took me three days to think up 'Hey, use the wheatbag... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Down to using ice packs on my damned knee. The timing part is easy; just say "Echo, 20 minute timer." Side effects: I can't get warm! I'm sitting here bundled up as if I'm expecting snow. *sigh* Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
And if by saddle you think 'Thigh to Ankle Knee Brace" , you would be correct. As much as I'm beginning to loathe it, my knee feels better when the leg is kept straight, without any bend. Unfortunately, because of how far up the thigh the brace comes, it makes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I was down to taking OTC pain medication, maybe at night before bed, so I could sleep. Now, I'm back to taking prescription strength pain killers. But I am trying to just do the OTC ones during the day, heavy duty meds at night. Does the phrase "I'm sick and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Or a stampede back to weblogs, seeing as FB is pretty much painting it's users into a corner. FB has turned pretty much into a vat of just meanspiritedness on the part of some people. Not everyone, and not even the majority of people, but the ones that like to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
But a failure to understand. Yes, Mr S and Simon the Sadist said my left knee was BETTER than it was the previous week. Wing took that to mean all better, and without even asking me about it, or thinking on his part, had me standing on a hard floor,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It's a known, but for some reason, totally unfixable by either MicroSoft or Samsung (each are more interested in fixing the blame, instead of fixing the problem) Out of the blue, S9 and Win10 can't connect, not unless you remove Samsung device, from computer, unpair phone, and start the whole... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I tried one of those knit compression sleeves with the silicone strip that is supposed to keep it from slipping? Well, it doesn't. So, I tried using it under the old "Big Bionic Bertha" hinged knee brace. I had some success, but... I started getting a rash from the silicone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
After Loki did his impression of a gymnast mounting a balance beam on my left knee, today I broke out the "Big Bertha" knee brace and strapped it on. Too a while to get the straps just tight enough for it to stay in place, but not so tight to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Seems when I had the vertically fractured molar remove, the dentist missed a sliver, and it's been currently poking out through my gums. It's sharp, and because of the feeling of something that shouldn't be there, I have taken to putting gauze over it, to stop my tongue from worrying... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Where do I start... keeping up with exercise therapist. Even though my left leg has altered sensation, the equipment being used, a reformer aka pilates machine, makes the muscles in that leg work, even if I can't feel it. The flaccid, or what used to be flaccid, muscle on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The Covid-19 self isolation/Quarantine has had little or no impact on my life. Who knew that my life has been 'self isolation' since last year? Family: All is well! No one sick, no one hurt. Everyone is bored out of their skulls.. well, I'm not totally bored. VR headset is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Audible, in their infinite wisdom (said in a very sarcastic tone), have decided to force all their subscribers to use the "Enhanced Audio" version only. First, they did away with Format 3, which was ok with my old Treo Smartphone, leaving us Format 4. I have been using it for... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
In computer terms, it's close to a fossil. My old Acer Aspire 5735 laptop. It was relegated to the closet, not just because of it being limited with 4gb of ram, but because it kept overheating and shutting down. I took it out, booted it up, and it actually boots... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
We had ducted/central heat-ac installed about 7 years or so ago. At least once every freaking year, it has some sort of malfunction. This wasn't an issue when it was still under warranty, or the parts that needed replacement were under that warranty. So, once again, the control panel is... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Saw "Meg the Motivator" (afterward, at home, I call her Meg the Merciless!). Because my heel was taped up in such a fashion, there was no pain, so I sort of overdid it on the weekend and again on Monday. No mercy! Well, a little bit. Was on treadmill for... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
And blogging. I miss web BBS forums. Facebook is a pisspoor substitute. I have to use two different blog posting software. That in itself isn't a problem, but it's the "not suddenly working" with little (or no) forewarning. Ok, moving on: Turns out I don't have plantar fasciitis. I have... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
By his choice, not mine. He agreed, though, with the logic of the moniker. Logic train: His job is to hurt people (via therapeutic massage). He stabs them with needles. He enjoys his job which causes pain = Sadist. Was rough session, stabbed with needles this on the front and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head