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Thor's Day 
24th-Mar-2011 08:30 am
State of the 'Song
Still home sick, having run a fever all through yesterday and being still quite a bit shaky on the breathing. AUGH.

We have established that I am totally backwards: during edits, I am asked to add stuff. I believe it is usually the other way around.

I blame my tendency towards flash fiction, actually. I am accustomed to condensing story into the smallest space possible. This is not the goal here. So: more story. You can has.

Attainable Goals
I did all but two things on my list yesterday, and I have given myself permission to not feel crappy about not doing All The Things. Because hey, I can't walk across the room without gasping for air. I get some leeway.

Link Soup: Daily Science Edition
* Researchers find cardiac pacing helps epilepsy patients with ictal asystole. The real DUDE! in this article is down at the bottom: "In addition, three of the seven patients needed less seizure medication after receiving their implants. "This may argue that in addition to helping reduce falls there may be some anti-seizure properties associated with pacemaker implantation. That's an exciting finding that needs to be studied some more," says Dr. Moseley." Must see if pacemakers are recommended for supraventricular tachycardia...
* New way to detect epileptic seizures
* Glimpses of the Fourth Domain? (Viruses! Weird and cool!)

Same as yesterday, plus an eye appointment (if I don't reschedule).
24th-Mar-2011 12:38 pm (UTC) - eeh ghod and little fishes, woman
You're having an unfortunate health year. You have my sympathies.
24th-Mar-2011 01:31 pm (UTC) - Re: eeh ghod and little fishes, woman
4th multi-day medical-intervention-required sickness this winter. Oy.
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24th-Mar-2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
Congrats! That puts you well ahead of me, although I think you've spammed your FL and twitter a lot less than I have.
24th-Mar-2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
Cool other link, not sure if you've seen it:
Organ printing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80DhBLEhdzk
24th-Mar-2011 03:05 pm (UTC) - *hugs*
I hope you feel better quickly.

I actually said out loud to samuraizergling last night that I miss you.
24th-Mar-2011 03:15 pm (UTC) - Re: *hugs*
*big hugs*

Hopefully soon! And hopefully this is the last time for a while...
24th-Mar-2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
I had wondered about that, why you were saying an editor wanted more, not less. But your explanation makes sense.

I'm wondering just how much of what I'm writing I'm going to be asked to cut out. That will make me cranky, I'm sure. But I'm not to that stage yet. Maybe once I am, I can talk to you about it.
24th-Mar-2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
I have the same problem with the "need to add stuff when editing" issue. It's not just you!
24th-Mar-2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear you're still sick! :(

If you know this already, please disregard...

As some with SVT, I was told that catheter ablation surgery is the course of treatment for SVT that does not respond to medication and which significantly impacts quality of life. There is 1% chance that something will go wrong in surgery and they will have to implant a pacemaker.
25th-Mar-2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
'k! (I knew about catheter ablation, but not how likely or unlikely a treatment pacemakers were. Thanks!)
25th-Mar-2011 01:35 am (UTC)
I hope it feels like the story's getting more room to breathe. Are you noticing a difference in how the expanded writing feels?

May this keep going well.
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