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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-06-04 19:41
Subject: [cancer|personal] Semirandom updatery
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Music:Spike barking
Tags:cancer, green, niece, personal
lasirenadolce took me to the geneticist appointment today. It was interesting, and a slightly off-kilter session, because they're obviously used to dealing with people who never took a biology class and haven't done any research. The outcome was more blood was taken and sent to Utah to evaluate for a small set of genetic issues linked to early-onset colon cancer. It will be a few weeks before I know more.
Other than the surgical recovery and the continued followups with the CR surgeon, that's the last issue hanging fire in this little cancer adventure. As I said before, low-probability but spooky.

Afterwards she dropped me at MHCC to witness the world's largest the baking soda volcano. I'll blog that tomorrow, when my IQ rises above room temperature, but it was fun. I hung out with joshenglish, AH, tillyjane and The Niece, after which tillyjane rolled me home.

When the day job wrapped, I collapsed into the new recliner and promptly crashed hard into deep REM sleep for about three hours. This has completely fogged my pea brain. No work on Green today, not much of anything frankly. If the sleep situation doesn't at least partially remedy tonight, I'm going to call the doctor's office for help tomorrow. Thank you everyone for the suggestions and comments on that.

As always, more to come.
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2008-06-05 03:23 (UTC)
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you still might be having reactions to the anesthesia from the surgery, I know I had fair to partly cloudy brain fog and diminished taste buds for several weeks afterwards. And sleep, your body tells you when to snooze, just listen to it snore. You have been through major replumbing, sleep when you can, not on what you think your schedule should be. Sleep is when you do the best healing. Any power nap then is theraputic.
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J.K.Richárd: cupojoe
User: neutronjockey
Date: 2008-06-05 04:15 (UTC)
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It could very well be rebound insomnia from the pain and anti-inflammatory meds.

...and as stated above: your body is on combat sleep mode. The last time you were under something traumatic happened to it so it is fighting going under for long periods (without medicine assistance) again.

Combat fighting mode engaged, power naps authorized!
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2008-06-05 06:11 (UTC)
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they're obviously used to dealing with people who never took a biology class and haven't done any research

I had a similar experience when they thought I had a brain tumor when I talked to the neurologist.
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russ: pasporto
User: goulo
Date: 2008-06-05 06:33 (UTC)
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"when my IQ rises above room temperature"

Hey, just be thankful that the US is still using Fahrenheit instead of Celsius, or you'd really be feeling stupid now!
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User: rcloenen_ruiz
Date: 2008-06-05 10:54 (UTC)
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I agree about your body needing rest. It's undergone a lot of trauma, and you need to recover from it.

Take care of yourself.
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