May 26th, 2010


[links] Link salad sleeps like the undead

Welcome home, Atlantis

A doctor talks about medical billingis the procedure worth it even if you need to default on the hospital bill and declare personal bankruptcy? Well, if it means the difference between life and death, I think it probably is, and I don't know who wants to argue that it isn't. Or, if you're a Republican, you can barter chickens.

FingerspitzengefühlLanguage Log on the Netherlands, Switzerland and language integration.

From ships to bitsCommon carriage is an ancient idea being applied to a modern problem—internet access. A squib on the history of regulation. (Via Scrivener's Error, complete with the usual interesting comments there.)

Are You Straight If You're Celibate? — More on the Right's darling little obsessions with forcing government ever deeper into your private life.

?otD: What? Huh?

Writing time yesterday: none (chemo exhaustion)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 4.5 (badly interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 230.4
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 8/10 (fatigue)
Currently (re)reading: Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold


[cancer] Watch out, you might get what you're after

So I've been complaining about sleeping too much. So I woke up around 11:40 pm last night, and did not get back to sleep until about 3:00 am. So I was startled awake several times after that with the notion there was an intruder in my house. So I woke up for good at 5:00 am. So I am going to have a truly miserable day, as with the exception of 4-5 straight days of constipation, lack of sleep is probably the single most destructive thing that can happen to me on chemo, speaking from experience.