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Sovay
Date: 2017-02-14 21:04
Subject: North Side chapter, who are unable to be with us tonight on account of being rubbed out
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Music:Sxip Shirey, "I Gotta Man (feat. Xavier)"

And on my way into the Walgreen's where I was going to buy the over-the-counter decongestant I had been prescribed for the bronchitis and blocked ear with which I was diagnosed late this afternoon, I hit an unseen patch of black ice, my feet went out from under me, I dropped like an illustration on terminal velocity and my left knee caught my entire weight, and now I am sitting with my computer on my lap and my leg propped with Ace bandages and ice packs because the gash over the kneecap that bled dramatically through my corduroys was, as I thought, essentially cosmetic and the real damage which I felt pulling behind my knee and down into the shin was the sprain. It was the assessment of the after-hours clinician that I did not actually break or tear anything because instead of falling over shrieking I got up, limped around Walgreen's, made my purchases, and then called urgent care as I realized it was getting more and more painful to walk, but if I can't put weight on the leg tomorrow I need to call their office back. The part that really burns me up is that with all the snowstorms and being sick lately I have been confined to the house and stir-crazy and was really enjoying the opportunity to run around outside in the sunlight, even if it was for a doctor's appointment. Not so much in the near future. I have been offered a cane and it might look dapper, but it's going to be damn annoying. I want a do-over on Valentine's Day.

[edit] And the other prescribed medication for the bronchitis contains dextromethorphan, so I am now coughing, limping, and dissociating. If anybody wants me, I'll be in the World War I novel.

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Red Queen
User: red_queen
Date: 2017-02-15 02:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Well, hell. PM me on FB if you need a ride to a doctor or something... I have wheels and am free during the day.

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Sovay: I Claudius
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 05:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:I Claudius

Well, hell. PM me on FB if you need a ride to a doctor or something... I have wheels and am free during the day.

Thank you. I hope not to need to take advantage of it, but I really, really appreciate the offer.

[edit] I am getting around the apartment with a cane, so I did not need to call anyone back this morning, but thank you again!

Edited at 2017-02-15 09:09 pm (UTC)

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L'Ignota: one of those days
User: lignota
Date: 2017-02-15 03:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:one of those days

Ow!! I'm sorry that happened. Not what you needed.

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Sovay: Sydney Carton
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 05:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Sydney Carton

Ow!! I'm sorry that happened. Not what you needed.

Thank you! I am filing it under stupidly unnecessary.

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Lady Mondegreen
User: ladymondegreen
Date: 2017-02-15 04:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Oh no. I hope it's comfy in the novel.

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Sovay: Psholtii: in a bad mood
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 05:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Psholtii: in a bad mood

Oh no. I hope it's comfy in the novel.

I just lost my voice from all the coughing. It's like shellshocked Harpo Marx around here.

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Lady Mondegreen: Heart in hand
User: ladymondegreen
Date: 2017-02-15 06:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Heart in hand

Oy. May you heal quickly and have an excellent Valentine's Day Observed.

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gwynnega
User: gwynnega
Date: 2017-02-15 06:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Oh dear. That really is adding insult to injury.

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Sovay: Psholtii: in a bad mood
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 06:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Psholtii: in a bad mood

Oh dear. That really is adding insult to injury.

I consider the whole thing entirely unreasonable.

Edited at 2017-02-15 07:03 am (UTC)

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desperance: luke
User: desperance
Date: 2017-02-15 06:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:luke

Oh, bloody hell. And I am far away and cannot help. (Which let's be fair, the best help I could offer would be to come around and chat, as I'm no use with driving or anything like that: but hey. One does what one can. Or doesn't, when one can't.)

What WW1 novel?

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Sovay: Rotwang
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 21:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Rotwang

(Which let's be fair, the best help I could offer would be to come around and chat, as I'm no use with driving or anything like that: but hey. One does what one can. Or doesn't, when one can't.)

I still appreciate the thought and feel confident I would have enjoyed the company.

What WW1 novel?

I didn't have a particular one in mind: it just seemed the right genre for the symptoms. Of course, now that I've lost my voice, it's probably Pat Barker's Regeneration or something.

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heliopausa
User: heliopausa
Date: 2017-02-15 07:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

If anybody wants me, I'll be in the World War I novel.

:D Roll on, the Armistice! (More soberly - all good wishes for speedy healing.)

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Sovay: Rotwang
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 21:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Rotwang

Roll on, the Armistice! (More soberly - all good wishes for speedy healing.)

Thank you! Phrasing approved.

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handful_ofdust
User: handful_ofdust
Date: 2017-02-15 08:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Shit, man! I'm so sorry.

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Sovay: PJ Harvey: crow
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 21:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:PJ Harvey: crow

Shit, man! I'm so sorry.

Thank you. The whole thing feels so stupid. I would have been unhappy enough with bronchitis alone, you know?

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Liz
User: hawkwing_lb
Date: 2017-02-15 13:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Oh damn. I am so sorry. I hope you recover with as much swiftness and painlessness as possible.

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Sovay: Sydney Carton
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 21:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Sydney Carton

Oh damn. I am so sorry. I hope you recover with as much swiftness and painlessness as possible.

Thank you. Today I am in fact getting around the apartment with a cane, causing derspatchel to invite me to come yell at the kids to get off our lawn.

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oracne - Victoria Janssen
User: oracne
Date: 2017-02-15 13:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Agh! Glad nothing was broken.

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Sovay: I Claudius
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 21:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:I Claudius

Agh! Glad nothing was broken.

Thank you! We already did that once with derspatchel's ankle and Christmas Day.

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moon_custafer
User: moon_custafer
Date: 2017-02-15 14:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

May aristocratic VADs bring you tea and confide their secret desires to go teach at a women's college.

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Sovay: Rotwang
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 21:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Rotwang

May aristocratic VADs bring you tea and confide their secret desires to go teach at a women's college.

That is one of the nicest things I've been wished. Thank you.

(This better be the kind of novel where they get the chance to, too.)

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some guy named Larry
User: lnhammer
Date: 2017-02-15 15:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Oh, yarg. Bloody ice. Hugs from a distance.

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Sovay: I Claudius
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 21:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:I Claudius

Oh, yarg. Bloody ice. Hugs from a distance.

Accepted and appreciated. Thank you.

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Kate
User: juliansinger
Date: 2017-02-15 18:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

I did that a few years ago. (Though with less blood.) It was very annoying. I hope the RICE regimen is kind to you.

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Josh
User: schreibergasse
Date: 2017-02-15 18:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

And the other prescribed medication for the bronchitis contains dextromethorphan...

Oh bloody hell. I hope this at least means that you slept. I'm going to be intermittently unavailable, but I'm around Friday and Monday (and late evenings) if you need to be driven somewhere.

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Sovay: Rotwang
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 21:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Rotwang

Oh bloody hell. I hope this at least means that you slept.

Er . . . yes, actually. We watched a spectacularly trashy science fiction movie and then passed out. Frankly I could do the same with the rest of today, but it is not an option.

I'm going to be intermittently unavailable, but I'm around Friday and Monday (and late evenings) if you need to be driven somewhere.

Thank you. I'll let you know if it becomes necessary. I really appreciate it!

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Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013: Libellula julia
User: pameladean
Date: 2017-02-15 19:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Libellula julia

Owwww. I did that once, only it was a 1/128th-inch irregularity in the pavement, not ice. But it's such an insult to suddenly be in a position one had not planned, such a shock, and then the realization that things are Not Right with the knee. But I wasn't sick already. It is most unfair. I hope the knee simmers down and heals up fast.

Dextromethorphan is sneaky and evil. It gives me tachycardia, which makes me very anxious, but disassociation, yargh.

P.

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Sovay: I Claudius
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 21:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:I Claudius

It is most unfair. I hope the knee simmers down and heals up fast.

Thank you. I hope yours did, too!

Dextromethorphan is sneaky and evil. It gives me tachycardia, which makes me very anxious, but disassociation, yargh.

I don't seem to get tachycardia, just the sensation that I am slightly askew inside my own head, as if my body is physically a mask or a shell I am looking out from inside of. It doesn't feel like the other form of dissociation I've experienced, which I described at the time as the sensation that all of my thoughts, feelings, and memories were under glass, visible and observable but inaccessible, but apparently it counts. I'm drinking a lot of very hot liquids to remind myself that my body is here and I'm part of it, not just in it.

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Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013
User: pameladean
Date: 2017-02-16 01:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Thank you, yes, I iced and elevated it for about a week and it settled down. It got cranky from time to time for some months after that, but heat and stretching helped with that. I wasn't able to get any medical advice -- this was before the ACA -- and am glad that you can.

I know that "askew" sensation, but I've only had it from antihistamines. The hot drinks sound like a good idea; what a good thing that the weather is just right for them.

P.

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asakiyume: Aquaman is sad
User: asakiyume
Date: 2017-02-15 23:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Aquaman is sad

Wow, the side effects of the medicine on top of a painful, contusing, bloody injury really does push it over the edge. Time to shake the etch-a-sketch and start over.

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Sovay: Rotwang
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-16 00:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Rotwang

Wow, the side effects of the medicine on top of a painful, contusing, bloody injury really does push it over the edge. Time to shake the etch-a-sketch and start over.

We managed to celebrate Valentine's Day a little in that we watched an enjoyably awful piece of '50's B sci-fi, but otherwise, yeah, done.

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Patricia Esposito
User: clarionj
Date: 2017-02-16 03:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

I'm so sorry for the fall and knee injury (yow, that sounds painful!) on top of the bronchitis and house-bound feeling! I came over here because we'd been doing house construction and I was just rehanging the artwork from Erzebet that includes your poem. I treasure that piece and your writing. I hope tomorrow brings swift healing.

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Sovay: Lord Peter Wimsey: passion
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-16 07:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Lord Peter Wimsey: passion

I came over here because we'd been doing house construction and I was just rehanging the artwork from Erzebet that includes your poem. I treasure that piece and your writing.

That's really wonderful to hear. Thank you for coming and telling me, especially right now.

I hope tomorrow brings swift healing.

. . . It may bring another doctor's appointment. But I would happily accept the alternative!

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