January 24th, 2007

Everything hurts/Doesn't work

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My body can go from "Not bad, thanks" to "Ow ow mutherfucker" in under an hour.

Guess where I am now?


On the bright side, much good cuddling tonight. Much shyness, too, though. I have not been so shy with someone in some time, but I also haven't been, as I put it to him, "navigating initial attraction" with anyone in some time. Most everyone I've added recently, I'd been friends with for years prior to anything happening.

I popped Flexeril a few minutes ago, so the above sentences are not making a lot of sense, and it took several tries to spell navigating. Bed now. (Cyn & Tory - you call after Cyn's thing tomorrow?)

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Gyah. I had a doctor appointment at 10:15. I just woke up. *headdesk* Not good.
Also, pain, and my limbs feel heavy, though the latter may be a Flexeril hangover.
Rough week. Which also = me not getting stuff done. Which drives me nuts.
Also? I need a sign on my back at Diesel that says "Do not massage!"

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New ideas on developing thought-controlled artificial limbs!

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There is no Daily BPAL, due to this being Cat Pickup Day! Don't want to confuse the poor kittygirl with weird smells til she gets adjusted.
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Everything hurts/Doesn't work

Warning: Do Not Massage!

Some elaboration on that...

I am perky and small and quite clearly touch-welcoming; when I'm comfortable touching a person, I am very snuggly.

I find myself in a community where many express their affection through impromptu shoulder rubs or back rubs (the latter generally while hugging).

So. I find myself getting unasked-for massage quite a lot. Purely as a gesture of affection on the part of the masseur/masseuse.

Please I do not want this.

When you rub my shoulders or my back, you run the risk of aggravating my fibro.

I think that I have been good about being very patient when people do this - "No, honey, that hurts." "Please don't - it'll set off the fibro." Et cetera. Because I know that it comes from a place of affection.

I should start yelling "Bad touch!" *laugh*

But seriously, as a boundary thing, now: No massage. Hug me, snuggle me, squeeze my hand; these are all okay. (Though varying pain levels can mean that sometimes all touch is bad touch, but I'm patient when saying that, too.)

Thank you. *hugs*
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