For some reason, really intense programming gets my wing spurs flaring up more than writing.
I’ve got an extra set of ribs in my neck. Freaky, huh? Matthew and I debate whether I’m growing wings or sprouting Cthulu tentacles. They create pressure on my thoracic nerve periodically, creating a painful tingling down my arms and in my hands. It was misdiagnosed initially as carpal tunnel. So, hurray, I don’t have carpal tunnel. But ow, I’ve got thoracic outlet syndrome.
And I’m having a flare-up today. Think that tingly, pins and needles sensation you get right as a body part of your choice starts falling asleep. Then make the pins and needles bigger and pointier. There. That’s what I’m feeling in my arms and hands. Ouch.
Stupid mutant ribs. Wish I’d hurry up and manifest as either an angel or a demon from the pit. Don’t care which. Just want the pain to go away.
An extra set of ribs?!? Yikes! I do hope the pain goes away soon…
Thanks! Me too.
Yep, an extra set of ribs. Weird, ain’t it? They’re the little ones in your neck, not the big kind around your lungs. But still, they only found them in an x-ray a year or so ago. I’ve had x-rays done before then. You’d think they would’ve noticed something like extra bones in my body sooner! I was rather stunned to have the doctor point to them and go:
“Yeah, this here’s yer problem. Y’see these ribs in your neck? You’re not supposed to have them . . . “
Devilish angel maybe? Mrowl! 😉
Hope you feel better, dear.
Thanks! I hope I feel better too . . .
Hmm. Angel from the pit? Winged demon? I dunno. But the metamorphosis process sucks.
Well, that’s certainly… different.
(Insert “ribbed for her pleasure” joke here.)
Seriously, I’m sorry you’re in pain–if also vaguely fascinated at the entire concept, which I’ve never heard anything like before in my life. Extra neck ribs?
On the plus side, it means you’re guaranteed to have at least a modicum of success with your writing. At least half the best freelancers I know/work with–myself included–have some sort of health issue. And yours is more creative than ours.
And by the way, I am deeply frightened that you have a “turning into a demon” smiley face…
I can assure you, I was quite taken aback when the doctor told me about my tentacle stubs. He had to show them to me on the x-rays before I’d believe him. Sheesh. If I’ve got to be a mutant, why can’t I be the kind that shoots death rays out of my eyes, dammit?
“On the plus side, it means you’re guaranteed to have at least a modicum of success with your writing. At least half the best freelancers I know/work with–myself included–have some sort of health issue. And yours is more creative than ours.“
Chronic health concern leads to success in freelance writing? Then hey, I should be rolling in the publishing credits. I’ve got Lupus too. Yippee! Double coupon points!
Man, I feel like such a whiner today. Poor Eugie, wing spurs and Lupus! Poor me! Heh.
Seriously, all of my physiological eccentricities are pretty mild. Your tendonitis sounds like it’s way more problematic. Both my wing spurs and my lupus are mild inconveniences most of the time. Painful when they flare up, but flare-ups are usually well spaced apart.
“And by the way, I am deeply frightened that you have a “turning into a demon” smiley face…“
Hee hee hee. Actually, I’ve got two of them. Here’s the other one:
Fear me! Mwa ha ha haaa.
*Runs away in fear*
Heh. Actually, I wasn’t even thinking of the tendonitis when I posted that–since it will, I presume, eventually clear up completely. At least it damn well better. *Shakes fist at his own hand, realizes the logical impossibility of such a thing, and slumps over as his brain turns to glop and runs out his sinus cavities*
I was actually referring to the IBS, which–nasty as it is–is at least vaguely a mixed blessing, in that I don’t know if I’d have gotten my first freelance contract if I hadn’t been out of work due to the IBS…
“Icky Bad Sickness”? Um. “Illness Brings Sadness”? Blink. No. Maybe, “Irritating . . . ” Oh. Wait: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome”?
Heh. Actually, they’re all true, really…
But yes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Guess I haven’t talked much about it recently in my journal, and I’m so used to having you on the friends list, I forget that you haven’t been there since the beginning. 🙂
I’ve got a really nasty case. It’s not as bad now as it used to be, but I’ve had more than one doctor express surprise at the sheer severity of it. Far from fun.
And one of the top reasons I’m grateful to be working from home now…
Don’t suppose you’ve thought of checking out the “chronic_health” community by any chance?
Once more, with feeling:
“Don’t suppose you’ve thought of checking out the “chronic_health” community by any chance?
Okay, I’ll bite. I’ve just joined up. Thanks for the pointing!