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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
9th-Jan-2012 11:25 am
Happy birthday to kylakae, dark_blade, theicequeen, and faelad!

State of the 'Song
I actually got good sleep last night, yay.

People have been asking if I might be pregnant; I have a Mirena IUD, which is over 99% effective, so the chance of that is small. I would not say it's impossible, but it would be ludicrous, which actually increases the chance that it might be so given that I am the plaything of the deities, so I'mma shut up now. Seriously, though, nausea's the only thing I've had that's a usual pregnancy symptom, and I've had that as a recurring medical side effect before.

slipjig house concert!
Facebook invite here! This Thursday! Start your Arisia off a day early with a concert!

Link Soup
I'll start us off with the links about rape and rape culture...
* Great Sady post.
* Be the person who yells at drunk creepers.
* Definition of Rape: 7 Ways To Rethink How We Approach Sexual Assault .
* This kid is AWESOME. Watch this if you watch nothing else.
* Non-rape content: Some great A Song of Ice and Fire fanart! (And some meh, but a lot of really good stuff.

Daily Science
V.S. Ramachandran lecture! I am a Ramachandran fangirl.

Oh, today's busy. I slept in (but clearly needed to), and so have not very much writing time before my doctor appointment - after which I have just enough time to get some stuff done 'round here before I have to go run errands and go to Peer Supe.
9th-Jan-2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Of course, given how rapey ASoIaF is, I guess it gets to go in with the links on rape and rape culture. :)

I told you that I was Ramachandran's student liaison when he came to give a lecture at Concordia, right? We had a long discussion over coffee afterwards as to whether or not the sensory homunculus might explain why foot fetishes are so common cross-culturally.
9th-Jan-2012 04:53 pm (UTC) - The Video
She's very good. It also amuses me that I used to be involved with someone with that shirt and that I have seen that shirt turned into a dress by my friend Kendall. (I note this because the video itself points out the shirt.)
9th-Jan-2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Loved the link on 7 Ways to Approach Sexual Assault! Thanks!
9th-Jan-2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
Has the nausea started since you got the Mirena? I've noticed a slight uptick in queasy since I've had mine in, which makes sense since progesterone is what causes most of the nausea in pregnancy and that's what's in Mirena...
9th-Jan-2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
No, I got it in July and the nausea really didn't kick in til late November/early December.
9th-Jan-2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
As the mother of an IUD baby, Minera too (approximately 5 yrs after installation) please consider having a pregnancy test. They're not 100% failsafe.
9th-Jan-2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
I'll be off to the doctor soon; I'm sure he'll order one.
9th-Jan-2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
Ok! I don't mean to overstep or be all hlepy; this is just hitting my buttons because hey, well, 8 year old daughter. *sends wellness vibes*
9th-Jan-2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
No worries!

It is worthy of note, though, that the Mirena is designed to be good for only 5 years, so the effectiveness of yours might have worn off more than mine, which I've had for less than a year... but it's sensible to get it ruled out.
9th-Jan-2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
*nods* It is worthy of note that they changed the rec that they worked for ten years to five years in 2003 -- I think I'm not the only IUD mommy out there. *grin*
9th-Jan-2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
Ah! Okay. :)
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