It is absolutely okay for you to say so. Bad days happen, and we will not think less of you for acknowledging them.
I hope the new treatment does good things for you.
Ah, stupid vertigo indeed. I hope the new thing becomes easier as you move forward with it.
*hugs* if you want them.
I'm sorry that things have been hard lately, and understand the lack of detail, so as to avoid the inevitable advice.
Sending a virtual hug and best wishes for good things in the very near future.
Nausea is just draining, all out of proportion to what it seems like it should be. I know this from experience, and I know how much it sucks to be dealing with it chronically. Which is just to say, basically, many hugs and much moral support for this direction.
I make squinty eyes at the Universe and its unfairness. You know that if it's not better next week (next week! eeeee!), I'll gladly be a minion, should you need one. And if you're not up to socializing, well, there's always next year.
I appreciate the sentiment, but there is not, in fact, always next year. Time is finite and opportunities are limited. I may have to adjourn back to my hotel room more frequently, prevail upon friends to fetch hot water and keep ginger tea bags in my purse, and so on, but I will be at 4th St.
I have locally-grown ginger stems in my freezer; shall I bring them for you? I can't promise they're organic, but they were frozen within hours of being harvested.
And, now that you mention it, I see why "next year" might not be your coping strategy of choice. Sorry about that.
I'm not upset with you for saying it. I'm just pretty focused on this year as a coping strategy of choice!
I am not an all-organic eater, except in the sense that I try not to eat things that are composed entirely of borosilicates, and I am too much the chemist's daughter (mighty-sinewed chemist's daughter!) not to make that joke. So if you can spare some ginger stems, that would be much appreciated, thank you.
Tired cat sympathizes with you
Recognizing things that hurt doesn't mean denying the things that are lovely.
But seriously, may the vertigo go directly and unceremoniously to hell.
Hopefully, different will work better. It really sucks that the vertigo is still a problem.
It's really nice to be able to acknowledge that a Thing Is Bad without having to say "but this was good!" The good things don't actually make the bad better, and sometimes I think there is confusion that they *should*. And, also, you're in my thoughts. I hope you find the gentleness you need with yourself as well as with other people.
Sometimes gentle with oneself is the hard bit.
There is only so much in the way of Helpful Suggestion I can deal with at the moment, and one of the ways I'm limiting that is by limiting the amount of detail I'm putting out there. Also, and quite frankly, I am really bored of talking about it.
You are brilliant.
That last paragraph was so wise. I feel the need to put it on a tee shirt. Or tattoo it on my forehead. Or something. Anyway. As usual, I am in awe (the good, familiar kind - not the bowing reverently, distance-creating kind) of your clarity.
Nothing of note to say except that I really, really hope that something can make things better for you.
Writing this from work, so I will limit myself to saying "Bah."
Be gentle to yourself, and I will try to do the same.
Thank you for these. I wonder/worry, but don't want to make you keep repeating yourself, indeed. So thank you.
Yarg. I hope you have better days soon.
<3 to you and Porphyrin both.
This post really brought to the forefront of my attention that I couldn't offer any stupid helpful commentary if I wanted to, since I don't have any idea how vertigo is treated.
So I googled 'vertigo treatment'.
The second sponsored link was for a drug that cures vertigo guaranteed.
I took one look at that, had my brain explode, watched myself think quite calmly "oh, so THAT'S why mrissa doesn't post more details" and backed away.
Meanwhile, I hope that as the treatment progresses there is improvement.
Yah. Guaranteed cure. Exactly.
I posted something on Facebook once that indicated something about the vertigo obliquely. Person I had just come into contact with after lo these many moons (like, decade and a half) of no contact asked what was up, and I said I had vertigo problems, and she blithely informed me that I should go to my doctor and ask for [drug], because [drug] fixed vertigo.
I had been given that very same drug more than two years before she told me of its wondrous curative properties, and it made me sleepy and otherwise did diddly squat for me. So you can imagine how heartened I was by the entirely new word of its existence.
And the thing is, I know she didn't mean to come charging in two years into a major health problem, assume that I had not consulted medical help, and recommend something that had not worked for me two years previous. But she didn't know. And unless I am to provide a full and annotated medical chart in every single casual conversation--because people will forget details between conversations--and stand over their shoulders and point out key words and numbers to make sure there is no skimming or misapprehension--it is going to happen that way. Not because people are mean or rude. Because they are nice and want to help. And I don't want to get mad at people for being nice and wanting to help. So I just try to short-circuit the bit where they think that they're going to be able to.
Yes, I agree that this is a most excellent and sensible plan.
Really, it's my personal habit to never offer medical advice to anyone on LJ (especially, I don't make a habit of it in general unless I have X too, and then it's more a bitch-session than advice, per se...). Because if they're on LJ I assume they can dam' well use google themownselves.
Bleck. Blargh. Blerkch.
Um, I hope that didn't make you queasy but that's how I feel about it.
There are puppies.
And mine is being a very fine puppy at her grandmonkeys' house where she is not dancing on my queasy belly, and that is good, too.
Sigh for life being difficult. Nod of agreement on allowing oneself to simply acknowledge it when it's true. Waving of hands to indicate appreciation for the update.
Pity the limpet didn't work.
It is still the very finest limpet, though, and I keep it on my desk still.
I'm considering writing myself a note and pinning it to my chest.
"Please excuse Susie from _____________. She has a bad case of House Burned Down. Also, her Giveadamn seems to be busted. She will return to caring in a few days/weeks/probably never."
Want one for yourself?
I have given myself permission to not be 100% fine right now. You should too. I hope your new thing works out or leads to something that does.
I think some of my near and dear have considered hiring Mafia hitmen to bust my Giveadamn.