June 14th, 2011

One Person can Make a Difference

internet powers, activate!

Originally posted by kythryne at internet powers, activate!
Okay, people. I need you to take this viral, and fast.

We know someone in upstate New York who needs a good custody lawyer ASAP. I'm not at liberty to go into details publicly, but this woman is very afraid that her abusive boyfriend is going to get sole custody of her young child.  She's presently being represented by a public defender who doesn't seem to care about the case, and she has very few resources left at this point. Her next hearing is on Thursday.

If you know a good lawyer in New York State who might be willing to take this case for a low fee or pro bono, or at least offer her advice or support, please let me know. If you don't know anyone, please repost this far and wide. As a mother and an abuse survivor, it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to contemplate a child being left in the hands of an abuser.

I can be reached at kythryne@gmail.com if you have any leads or want to help.

The internet can work miracles. Let's go.


Tew's Day

1 day!

Happy birthday to rubberella!

State of the 'Song
I did get a nap yesterday, and I got to bed not too late, but I was up at 2. >.< So I'm still at a sleep deficit. Need to talk to my doctor and don't wanna. I'm at the maximum allowable dose of Lunesta already.

Now Entering the Singularity
sindrian arrives tomorrow! He's living with us for a few weeks, til he can move back in with taura_g. sindrian. Will be here permanently. As of tomorrow. This is a very large change in ways that I have not yet even talked about. We'll get to that once he's here, once we get to fully exploring what we've become.

One set of my work stressors will resolve this week; what happens with the next set is predicated upon what happens with the first set. So next week things should be settled.

Not on the same scale yet, but I have some other cool projects coming up. This is.... a period of redefinition.

Link Soup
* Tim Burton’s ‘Big Fish’ Coming to Broadway!
* The Unsung Heroes of Biscuit Embossing. No, really, this is cool. Personally, I was slightly obsessed with Lorna Doone cookies as a child, because they were the cookies that the grandma who liked me stocked. I would nibble them along the embossed lines.
* Venture Brothers cosplay.

Daily Science
Scientists have developed the first biological laser, made from a single living cell. This “living laser,” described in a new study in Nature Photonics, could one day lead to better medical imaging and light-based treatments for cancer or other diseases.

Work, home, and I'm hoping to get to Diesel - I've just realized how much I've been stress-cocooning. I don't think I've done anything social since returning from Wiscon! Of course, with sindrian coming home tomorrow, I'll be able to do more social stuff, because I have a ride; sometimes not going to things is because I'm too tired, but sometimes it's because I don't want to spend hours on the T to get somewhere that's a 20-minute drive away. So. I will try for Diesel, but I give myself permission to not go if I'm too wiped out.
Brain worms

Seizure record

I have a bit of a towering resentment over logging simple partial seizures, so I never really have. Complex partial, sure. But with simple partial - those are smaller, less dangerous, I don't lose consciousness. They don't require me to stop driving. And they're frequent enough that I don't want to deal with "oh poor 'song" every time I have one. It's fine, I'm just collecting data for my neurologist.

My incidence of simple partials has gone up markedly in recent months. I've been aggressively not keeping track, so I don't have hard data. So I'll start.

Today, around 3:15? Hand started jerking, followed by arm, followed by other arm. Nothing to do but wait it out and be watchful for signs of it generalizing from single to complex or grand mal. Several minutes of just wait and be calm.

Settled down eventually, though it did move to my legs before scampering off altogether. Then I slept. Was nap-ready anyway, and the whole "all your neurons firing" thing takes a toll. No cognitive issues tonight.