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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-07-13 04:55
Subject: [cancer|personal] Another bad night
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Tags:cancer, funny, personal, travel, weird
Good day, and a good evening yesterday, but a very bad night. More chemotherapy-induced lower GI issues causing wide ranging sleep disruption and intermittent discomfort. The severity seems to be getting worse, not better. This doesn't bode well for my cross-country flight tomorrow. I may have to resort to the dreaded medication. (Dreaded because taking Imodium to shut down my GI almost always badly overshoots the mark, and I have the converse problem, which really isn't that much of an improvement. I sleep better when I'm constipated, but I'm uncomfortable and after a couple of days stop wanting to eat.)

On the plus side, the borborygmi of the past ten or twelve hours have been spectacular, and even novel in my extensive experience of abdominal acoustic effects. This includes a creaking door, a dripping faucet, and a wide variety of groans. It's enough to make me think a poltergeist has taken up residence in my gut. The only one I haven't heard of my usual wide inventory is the rushing waters.

Meanwhile, I'm already punchy and tired and it's not even 5 am.

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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2011-07-13 15:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think "Jay Lake and the Haunted Digestive Tract" sounds like a good candidate for the next JayCon story.

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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2011-07-13 16:35 (UTC)
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I think about you and wish you well every day.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-07-13 18:30 (UTC)
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Poltergeist activity in the intestines has me wondering what potions are needed for banishment. Imodium is clearly not appropriate (poltergeists do not like being immobilised!). Hmmm. Ponders...
I hope it behaves better tomorrow.
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