[Tripping On…] Donations, Groceries, Relaxation

Despite being as disabled as I am, I still feel like I am as motivated as I could possibly be, between my recreational hobbies of doing whatever I feel that makes me feel happy, and doing activities like donating a half-trunk-load of things, getting groceries, and most importantly, balancing all of those without exhausting myself. I was close to over-exerting myself, but fortunately I caught myself with my technique of identifying indecisiveness in doing things.

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[Tripping On…] Managing Feeling Better

My-Today was the first day that I didn’t write over 500 words in Zdiscord’s #health-zp-damn-zp-that-sucked channel, which is the first step toward telling me that these essays about my healthcare will probably be coming to an end – at least in terms of near-daily posts about my healthcare. I will still use that channel to document everything, but that I’m not having as many crazy adventures is a good thing. How will I fill my essay-writing time?

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[Tripping On…] Headache Protecting Bodyache?

This strategy of writing updates throughout the day in Zdiscord’s now-titled #health-zp-damn-zp-that-sucked, then using that as content here, has been working out quite nicely. I’ll keep doing this until all of my healthcare stuff has sorted itself out or I get bored enough to go write about other stuff. I’m already bored enough of recording about healthcare stuff to where I spent some time today picking up an old project: a dragon and more podcast.

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[Tripping On…] Damn, That Sucked

I reached the point in my healthcare recovery that I accidentally pushed myself too hard. It feels good to feel better, but with my FND, I have to be careful not to overdo it, both physically and mentally, because that’s when I get into paralysis trouble. If I can learn to moderate my mind and body better, then there’s still plenty that I can do in life now that my health is returning to me.

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[Tripping On…] Finally Feeling Better

I’m finally feeling better. It’s been almost two years – 23 months, 2 weeks, and change – of having a daily pain in the ass that grew to such monumental levels that my entire life was changed because of it. My damaged Levator ani muscles caused me to lose my job, most of my life’s savings, and if it hadn’t been caught when it did, I could have become homeless, but that’s all in the past now. I’m better!

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[Tripping On…] Return To Work?

This process of documenting my healthcare throughout the day, then pasting the results from Zdiscord’s #health-zp-damn-zp-that-sucks channel has made the writing much more enjoyable. I only realized this in the final days before figuring out the Levator ani muscles were too tight, or otherwise in bad shape, but I can adapt this for future essays, whether it’s about healthcare or anything else. This series will conclude when everything’s documented and I’m fully back to work.

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[Tripping On…] Change Of Perspective

About four hours ago, I would normally be writing my daily essay, but I realized something about the nature of how I need to do these essays. I need to focus my efforts on writing notes in Zdiscord’s #health-zp-damn-zp-that-sucks and recording my experiences. Over the past months, my essays here have been dispassionate for that reason. Going forward, I’ll quote entries from #health-zp-damn-zp-that-sucks after the jump and maybe provide context. I bet I wrote 500 words…

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[Tripping On…] Vindication: Levator Ani

My-Yesterday, I went to get a pelvic floor examination, as referred by my FND doctor, and arrived with the diagnosis of overly-tense Levator ani muscles. I felt so much better after some light massage of that area that I did a series of things I wouldn’t have dreamed of even the day before, mostly, having the vindication to say no to my ARNP sending me elsewhere for psychological and psychiatry for a physical medicine problem.

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[Tripping On…] Possible Medication Re-Consideration

With all of the problems I’ve been having with getting my medication refilled, I would have imagined that today wouldn’t have been any different, but because of my meeting with my in-home RN, who will be meeting with me once more after I get my PT and OT started, I almost feel like I can gamble on the most dangerous thing of all related to the American Healthcare System: optimism. My medication might get streamlined…!

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[Tripping On…] Patient Care Despair

The FND flare-ups have become so common that I lost track of them, yet, it’s my fault for having healthcare problems. My FND doctor thinks I’m some sort of liar, wanting painkillers, when I asked whether they recommended additional pain medication would fix my pain-induced FND paralysis. My ARNP is willing to make promises they can’t keep about making sure their prior authorization group handles authorizations before my medication runs out. Patient care? Who cares?

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