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19 March 2012 @ 04:25 pm
SuckFest - Not The Good Kind.  
I am typing this on my decades old laptop, so forgive me the typos. It has been a really shitty week.

On Monday night our septic tank started shaking so hard it shook the whole house. At like 11 at night, my sister and The BFF had to run around trying to figure out what to do with the damn thing. They unhooked it and in the end, we had to buy a new one, which put my sister out $800 she doesn't have.

The BFF's computer got a virus and the tech people told her to download thisnthat from the internet because apparently they don't understand what "completely locked out of everything" means. She ended up paying Best Buy $200 - that she doesn't have - to wipe her computer. She did have all her documents backed up, thankfully, but she lost a bunch of music and all her Sims play, including Sam and Dean Sims that she has had for years. Dodger-Sim and the adorable son, George, that she had with James Kirk are dead now.

On Tuesday night, I started my Awesome Time of Month, which...okay, if Jeffrey Dean Morgan is never going to knock me up, then what's the point of having ovaries? Thankfully the Girl Scout cookies came in that day, so at least I had some comfort food.

On Wednesday, my sister found out that the project she has poured six months into at her office is being completely ignored by everyone. Her secondary-boss basically told all the staff that they don't have to do it and she is getting no support from the head-boss, who authorized the project in the first place. She feels totally ignored and wasted.

On Wednesday, I actually felt pretty good. I showered and planned to head out to Target to pick up a birthday card for ranua - (never did, babe, but I was thinking of you) - when suddenly the whole room started spinning.


Other than a nasty cold that I have had for three weeks, I have felt fine. I waited a minute, the spinning seemed to stop and I thought maybe it was a headrush. Then it started again and lasted for like three minutes - it was like I was on the tilt-a-whirl at the fair. I started shaking and I lay still for about 15 minutes and then I tried upping my blood sugar. I managed to get one whole peanut down before I hurled. An hour later I tried to take some Ibuprofen and hurled again. It was a couple of hours before I could roll over or sit up without everything spinning again.

This happened once last summer, and the doctor told me there was a little fluid in my ear and they had me sleep with a slanted pillow and take an antihistimine. So I have tried these things for the last five days and the room hasn't spun again since Thursday morning, but at least four times a day - without warning or even sudden movement on my part - the whole room just tilts on me. It's very nerve-wracking because I never know when it will happen. Other than that, I just kind of have this constant feeling of having just ridden a rollercoaster. And I am exhausted all the time.

I am typing this on my laptop so that I can stay on the couch, in case the room tilts on me. But it takes forever for anything to load on this thing, so actually reading my Flist or replying to things did not work-out so well. By the time I get back to feeling better, some of you will get comments on things like a month old. Right now I am trying to rest and take it easy so I can have the energy to go to "The Hunger Games" on Saturday. The last movie I saw was "Sherlock Holmes 2" and about ten minutes in I got sweaty/shaky/vertigo and had to keep closing my eyes during all the action scenes. I better not get sick during Hunger Games or I will Pissed Off - I will be throwing up and sobbing hysterically at the same time - (yes, I expect to cry like a baby since I cry everytime I see the damn preview on TV). But I am so serious - I CANNOT MISS THE HUNGER GAMES, YOU GUYS!!

Anyways, it sucks and I am hoping the specialist finds a nasty ear infection that explains everything and that it isn't the Mysterious Illness (which I was sure was from a concussion) starting up again. I doubt that is what the specialist will say but let's live in denial for a few days.
 
 
 
fragrantwoods: mature-tiredfragrantwoods on March 19th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the suckage, babe. SO many of my least favorite things there; damn septic tanks (damn wells, too, if you like), stupid computer fuckery, TOM plus dizziness...yikes!

There has been a virus (human) going around here that's all spinny and fatigue--hoping it's something like that since that's at least time-limited.

Hugs and hope things get better!
dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks, darling.

SO many of my least favorite things there; damn septic tanks (damn wells, too, if you like), stupid computer fuckery, TOM plus dizziness...yikes!

Ikr? It was not a good week for the inhabitants of FanGirl Central. (yes, that's what we call our house).

There has been a virus (human) going around here that's all spinny and fatigue

That would actually be a welcome explanation, if I could be assured that it wouldn't last too long. Also, I like how you specify that it was a human virus. ;)
Jojo: Stock ⇒ Toys [teddy bearwithheart]jojothecr on March 19th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you feel so bad, it sounds awful. And scary. Hope it's nothing serious - if a nasty ear infection is not serious - and that you feel better soon.

*hugs*
dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks, darling. Well, a nasty ear infection would suck but at least it would be easily treatable. I hope to know more on Friday, after the doctor's visit.
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Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 19th, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, honey. I am so sorry that your week was one of uber-suckage. *hugs*
dodger_sister: comfortdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks, babe.

I am so sorry that your week was one of uber-suckage.

Right back at ya', sweetheart. /hugs back/
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Deni: Chris/Steve - Shoulder-kissdenig37 on March 19th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
What's with the freaking life?! All my friends keep getting kicked by karma for no fucking reason! WHY!

I hope you will get better soon. *hugs*
dodger_sister: upsetdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
What's with the freaking life?!

Yeah! That's what I want to know too!

Thanks, darling. /hugs back/
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dodger_sister: comfortdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling. The dizziness has gotten very mildly better. I'm hanging in there.
Kate: cat faceceitfianna on March 20th, 2012 12:03 am (UTC)
I had commented on the double post so more hugs. Feel better and I hope that various things can get sorted.
dodger_sister: upsetdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling. I saw your comment on the other post but apparently posting from my laptop does not work very well and everything got mucked around until I just went to my desktop computer and reposted and deleted the first one. I really need a new laptop.

The dizziness is slightly mildly better and I see the doctor on Friday, so.../xxx fingers/
ranua: pastel g.a.ranua on March 20th, 2012 01:28 am (UTC)
oh bb! *hugs gently* that is total suckage. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's some sort of viral thing and easily treated.

And thank you for thinking of me for my birthday. It's the thought that counts they say. :D
dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
I just hope whatever is causing the dizziness, that it is treatable, because the thought of this just happening all the time is a little overwhelming.

I was so proud of myself for remembering your birthday ahead of time and I like never send birthday cards, I am so lame, but I was all, "Let's go to the store and get her a card!" and then before I could get my shoes on and out the door, the room started spinning. Boo that. Don't worry, your birthday fic will make up for it, I am sure. :)
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on March 20th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
What a miserable time you have been having. I hope they can figure out what is causing the dizziness and associated nausea. Best of luck that everything else gets resolved soon, too. Life can be so messy.
dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, babe. I am seriously hoping the dizziness is from an ear infection. Will hopefully know one way or the other on Friday.
Mandy: hg!knp!all i see is youmandatorily on March 20th, 2012 05:08 am (UTC)
Oh, honey. *hugs tight* Take care, doll. And think of me when you're at The Hunger Games!
dodger_sister: comfortdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling. I am hoping the doctors give me some eardrops or something and clear this shit up in time for The Hunger Games. I am so sorry you won't get to see it on the big screen but I am positive they will push it out on DVD (for more money) as fast as they can.
Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?rhymephile on March 20th, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
Ugh, the dizzies are the WORST. Whenever the weather changes I tend to get them, but definitely not as bad as you. OMG, that is hard to deal with. I wouldn't be able to stand it. I hope it winds up being a clogged sinus or something!
dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
Interesting what you said about the weather change affecting you so drastically - on top of the killer sinus cold I have had, we also had major weather changes here lately. It has been 80 degrees with heavy air pressure. It seriously went from the middle-of-winter weather to June-weather overnight. That's why I went back on the antihistamine. Hopefully the doctor will have something to say on Friday.

Thanks for the love, babe.
lizibabeslizibabes on March 20th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the home and computer problems, that really sucks. I hope your feeling better and get to enjoy the hunger games, it's not out here so I have to wait. So let me know if it's good, if tissues should be taken with.

I could do with some cookies as of today.....JDM would make awesome babies, he's just *Guah* so good looking, saw him as a bad guy in a horror film the other day, first time I've seen him play a real bad guy, not a good guy being possesed by a demon.
dodger_sister: upsetdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was definitely a bad week here for everyone. The dizziness has gotten very mildly better but if the doctors don't give me something on Friday at my appointment, I am afraid The Hunger Games will not be enjoyable for me. Which would suck. I have been waiting for this movie forever - I am so far gone on the books that I have started writing fanfic. /shakes head virtually because doing it in RL makes me dizzy/

I hope it gets to your theatres soon - it looks awesome! I can already tell you will need Kleenex if it affects you the way it affects me - I sobbed during the book and I sob whenever I see the commercial, so I am def. taking tissues.

I think Jeffrey Dean Morgan is possibly the sexiest man alive - something about him hits me in all the right places. What movie did you see him in that he was a bad guy - was it The Watchmen? He was totally messed up and crazy in that and yet, super sexy and badass - I felt wrong about how attractive I found him.
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wolfrider89: Em Hardison/Parker hugwolfrider89 on March 24th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
Oh baby, I'm so sorry to hear about your Week of Suck. :( Unexpected expenses and broken laptops and tilting rooms on top of everything else. :S I really hope you feel better soon and that it turns out that it's "just" the ear thing. It sounds scary to just have the room spin and tilt on you at any moment.

I'm so stoked about The Hunger Games! I just have to read the book first, or the roommate won't let me see it.
dodger_sister: upsetdodger_sister on March 26th, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you, baby.

It sounds scary to just have the room spin and tilt on you at any moment.

It is. And very exhausting having this constant feeling of unsteadiness. The doctor says it is a virus and there is nothing to do but wait it out. I feel better than I did a week ago but the room keeps tilting, so I guess I will just wait it out. :(

I just have to read the book first, or the roommate won't let me see it.

Smart roommate! (oh right, is The Awesome Roommate, I knew that). Read the book before you see the movie!! It is an easy read, you should be able to do it in less than a week. And there is more emotional depth to the book - though the movie follows the plot straight through and is very true to the book, you just get more emotional depth and connection to the characters in the book.
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