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(whimper redux)

August 3, 2015 - 17:50 -- Admin

I made it into work in spite of the sheer abdominal torment roiling away. It was meds! meds! meds! and CBT to take care of it, with at least two frosty walks in the freezing Canberra air to take the edge off pain and anxiety.I'd eaten too much comfort food again and also had munged Vallium to push away obsessive, damaging thoughts.


August 2, 2015 - 09:59 -- Admin

The flood of negative emotion has fired up my fibro and IBS. I woke in severe abdominal pain and then nature took over and it hurt when it did (1). Then, not 10 minutes later, away it went again. I've had to mung as many meds as I can as per directions on the box. One of the techniques to use when overwhelmed in the head is to lose yourself in something enjoyable that takes all your focus. So I chose Baldurs Gate II.

Sweater vest—APS man armour

July 30, 2015 - 07:40 -- Admin

I wear sweater vests now. I never used to before but I found they're comfortable and they also hide wrinkled shirts if you're adverse to ironing.As I put it on this morning it felt like I was donning a chain shirt and girding up for battle. I liked that idea so much I had to dash in here and write about it.We're not supposed to wear our pass out and about until we're inside the work building.

high—low—high ... but mostly high

July 29, 2015 - 18:43 -- Admin

It's been a roller coaster for me of late. One minute I'm up, then I'll take a hit, but then I'll be up again. Oh well, beats the Ferris wheel I guess.I had to have an uncomfortable work conversation which left me anxious and distressed. But even as I went through it I marvelled at the kindness shown and their making sure I was robust enough to have the conversation in the first place.I felt looked after.

Flu sweeps Canberra

July 26, 2015 - 09:31 -- Admin

The flu has swept Canberra with rumint indicating about 20 per cent of the APS has been out of action at one point in the past few weeks.I got it, getting it about three days after theWife and theBoy had it. Fortunately for me it's been mild, mostly extra body ache—extra on what I have normally—and a sore throat. Years ago it would have sent me to bed without supper and moaning for three days while my body fought back.