Wallowing hip-deep in the toxicity again…

...and it's mostly my own damned fault. (I wish I could be one of those bloggers who only talks about the good stuff & pretends that the bad stuff doesn't exist in a 'la la la la LA' kind of way - but I'm not wired that way. Or else I like revealing my own flaws too much. Go figure...) Mostly, but not entirely. The 'hip-deep' part? It's due to the ever-present hip/back pain that's the side effect of this pleasant event. The toxicity? Yeah, that's squarely on me. Let's just say that I'm trying to self-medicate the pain with one too many nights out; am falling back on some old patterns that it's hard to shake loose of. And yeah - I'm definitely doing the 'look at the [Read more...]

Ringing the auto accident cash register once again…

It turns out I'm not crazy after all. At least according to my doctor, that is. After weeks of not feeling right post-accident (including the need to ratchet the #whimstomps down to a kinder, gentler #whimstroll) and days of popping 2 Aleve each & every morning so I could try and not hobble through the day, I made an appointment with my GP. Told her, in essence "hey, I could be all wet 'cause I have this whole short leg syndrome thing going on and all - but is there any chance the accident might be part of why I'm having a hard time moving lately?" And she cleared time out of her schedule to get me in today ASAP just to try and relieve my mind a bit. Honestly, I'd [Read more...]

Meet Nugget – the #whimcyst that got away

My head really started hurting the other day - right around this spot that I'd had a lump in for what seemed like forever. (A lump that neither my doctor or my hairdresser thought I should be concerned about, actually.) It was a spot about the size of a quarter, located on the back of my head - so I couldn't easily examine it myself. So I turned to those close to me. My son took one look at it and voted 'tumah'. (In his best Schwartzenegger voice - lovely, no?) Two friends looked at it & said nah - it just looked like a big blackhead. Twitter friends came back with the definitive diagnosis: sebaceous cyst (and warned me against looking at YouTube videos of cysts that [Read more...]

In a bit of a lull…

In the wake of the rock 'em sock 'em themed week that was last week for me, I've slowed way down to re-evaluate where I'm at, and/or re-determine what I want to do next. Since the hip is still bothering me & I've not been able to get the needed shoe insert yet? The #whimstomps have moved into a kinder, gentler #whimstroll phase. I still walked across the river to get to the Open Source Bridge conference this past week (hate driving & paying for parking in downtown PDX, so walking and/or mass transit was the default), for example - I just can't go cold turkey after actively looking for ways of walking/moving more, it seems. Also on hold? That whole 'getting stronger' [Read more...]

Last Tuesday? Not a very good day…

Woke up to a ringing phone call from the east coast - at 7 am, no less. (That's usually never a good thing...) Woke up with the nagging twinges that have been occurring with greater frequency in the right hip. And then, I was sideswiped by a little old lady later that afternoon (as I was hustling over to see my chiropractor about the hip, no less). The driver to my right as we both headed east on Belmont thought she needed to be in my lane, it seems. The only problem with that? My car was already occupying said lane. So after crashing into my car, she then crossed over, drove onto the sidewalk, knocked over a sign post & ended up against the wall of the building at [Read more...]