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Like I mentioned earlier, the decision to try standing through a show… 
13th-Feb-2014 08:44 pm
Like I mentioned earlier, the decision to try standing through a show last night really did me in; I had to leave a little early when I became actually nauseated from the pain. Took a whole Flexeril when I got home; my usual nightly dose is half of one. As a result of that and/or the weather, I've had one of those terribly groggy days when my brain just never kicks in and I feel like I'm moving through molasses. It's difficult for me to accept stuff like "standing room only will probably never be an option again" and "sometimes you are just going to lose a whole day and there's nothing you can do about that". But I'm doing my best.

So very little got done today, because I was capable of very little. But here are some things.

* I was able to reach out and get a Professional Thing in motion.

* Got a call from the local Social Security office; my SSDI application is tootling along through the system, and they wanted to let me know some papers will be arriving for me to fill out. Forward motion is good. The people at this office are much nicer than the people at the Atlanta office (I last tried in 2006, right after Emory and right before moving here).

* Several rows on the Ysolda shawl. I'm on the border (chose clue A, for my KAL-mates), which is all my contrast color, which is a vibrant orange. Color makes me happy.

* My neck and shoulders hurt, because too many rows + weather + last night, I guess - but I remembered where my microwavable shoulder moose was, and he's draped on me right now. Bartholomoose is very therapeutic!

* Random effusive compliment on my copyediting today!

* I got to help someone.

Tomorrow I will hopefully be capable of more. My to-do list did grow again! >.< But it's all manageable if my body behaves just a little bit better. And tomorrow afternoon we're picking Elayna up from college for the long weekend! <3 She asked a few days ago if she could come home for a visit sometime soon, and we are thrilled to be seeing her earlier than spring break.
14th-Feb-2014 03:02 am (UTC)
Is there any way you can tell the venue that you must have a seat even when most other people are standing? I recall long ago going to an event at Pandemonium where you were able to keep your seat even while all others were removed from the floor.
14th-Feb-2014 03:21 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely be doing that next time there's a standing room only show!
14th-Feb-2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
Occasionally you mention a dose like that, with half a flexeril, and I go O.O how is that enough to do anything for you? And then I remember our size and weight difference and go "oh yeah, that might have something to do with it."

.... are my random thread responses good or annoying or neither?

Edited at 2014-02-14 07:18 pm (UTC)
15th-Feb-2014 01:01 am (UTC)
They are fine. <3

Also you tend to have more chronic pain than I do; I was able to take myself off prescription pain meds for a while, til last year. You have a higher tolerance!
15th-Feb-2014 09:25 pm (UTC)
Many places that are SRO will allow you to put a high stool close to a wall. They might even have one. Reasonable accommodation and all that. Call a venue ahead of time and ask. Sometimes their "reasonable accommodation" space is side-stage, which is awesome for sitting-without-being-stepped-on, but not so great if you want to be in with the crowd energy.

There are also such things as canes that fold into a stool, but I suspect those sit lower than even at 5'11" I would find lower than I'd want to sit in a standing crowd.
16th-Feb-2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
1. Flexeril will often brain fog me the next day, sometimes for the entire day.

2. Yay SSDI. Remember, just INUNDATE them with records and information. If they are a good office (my mom's was, some of the ones here are) they will get all the records themselves. If they are a bad office you will have to pester your doctors. And I'm still up for writing a brief if needed.
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