October 25th, 2010


[links] Link salad is grumpy and slow, does not feel like dancing

Amazon to Allow Kindle Book Lending — Inteesting. Not that I'll ever buy a Kindle or support Amazon in any other way.

Geomagnetic Record To Reveal Sun's Route Through GalaxyThe Sun's passage through interstellar clouds can explain a number of anomalies in the geomagnetic record, say astrophysicists. From the department of weird science.

Some 'Sesame Street' viewers sense a gay-friendly vibe — Um, ok.

Smart-Blind — An interesting and clever analysis of the Dunning-Kruger effect in everyday life. And may I add from the political sector: Palin-O'Donnell, your Dunning-Kruger ticket for 2012. (Via lt260.)

?otD: Fred or Ginger?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (to my own amazement)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 4.5 hours (badly interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 243.2
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: I Wonder by Marian Bantjes


[personal|cancer] Worn, very worn

Even though I went to bed at a decent hour, it was a miserable night. Unexpectedly startled awake around 11:30 (not my usual behavior), did not get back to sleep until after 2:30. My oncology appointments start at 10:00 this morning, and stretch over about five hours, so I have picked a doozy of a day to be drastically underslept. It's not like I can just skip them, or roll over and sleep a few more hours. To add to my joy, I am terrified of what they might find. And once that's all concluded, I am off to the hospital again to see my mom. (A different hospital than mine, most of the way across town.)

In other news, we have made the decision that my mother will come to my house on discharge from the hospital. The physical layout and logistics here are much friendlier to her post-operative mobility impairment and other needs than her own place. Once she's a little firmer on her feet, she'll go back home. She should be here either tomorrow or Wednesday. This means blogging may be highly irregular this week, as I will be primary caregiver through at least Friday.

In other other news, I managed to write a first draft of a short story yesterday, which has received good preliminary response from the editor.