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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-04-27 05:40
Subject: [cancer] Having the port taken out today
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Tags:books, cancer, child, conventions, currents, friends, health, personal, process, sunspin, writing
I'm off in a couple of hours to the clinic to have my chest port removed, for the second time. It's a very minor outpatient procedure lasting less than an hour under local anaesthetic only. Which involves a doctor and a nurse digging about in my chest for most of that time, via an entry wound just close enough to my right clavicle that I can't actually see what they're doing. Fairly twitchy about that, even though I've had this exact procedure before. The last time, I was so nervous that I took two Lorazepam before I went in. By the time I got to the clinic, I could barely walk, I was so looped.

I think I'll stick to one Lorazepam this time.

Of course, after mentioning last night to [info]mlerules how well I sleep and how consistently I sleep well, I had a terrible night's sleep. Though I wasn't consciously worrying about the procedure today, I rather assume that medical stress played its part.

I've lunch with a friend from high school today, and I'm due at the Ooligan Press social tonight with [info]lizzyshannon and [info]the_child, otherwise I'd be tempted to pop two Lorazepam, call in a sick day, and sleep off the stress post-procedure.

So, yeah. Yesterday's no writing was due to schedule whackiness (of the good kind, a nice potluck dinner, among other things) and me wanting a day of brain break between sections of Their Currents Turn Awry. It's quite possible today will be no writing as well due to me being in a drug-induced haze and medically stressed out. Or not. We shall see.

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User: a_cubed
Date: 2012-04-27 13:32 (UTC)
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But surely some of your best writing comes in "a drug-induced haze". autopope gets mildly buzzed on nutrasweet and although I believe he keeps it under control, he did once say that he wrote some of his best stuff on a litre of diet coke. "Have a coke and a *MANIC* smile" :-).

Edited at 2012-04-27 01:32 pm (UTC)
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User: e_bourne
Date: 2012-04-28 00:07 (UTC)
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Congratulations on being port-free. Ah lorazepam. How I miss it.
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