February flew by and I think I missed it. Now the first half of this month is missing too! LOL.
I think the expression is “time flies when you’re having fun.” That doesn’t necessarily apply in my case, as I’m not having much fun these days but time flies nonetheless. With the rollout of the provincial vaccine schedule, it’s been non-stop at work, and with my boss working emergency and pediatrics in addition to the general practice, it’s just another seven layers on top of what I normally deal with. Not to complain too much, I am grateful to even still have a job, but man… go, go, go, all the time. There are some days where I am on the phone from the time I sit down to the time that I get up and I get sick of listening to myself talk. I get so sick of my own voice.
Aside from work, I haven’t been up to much. Just reading and trying (and failing) to declutter my apartment. Valentine’s Day was quiet, I spent my birthday in Kamloops (a dropped a small fortune in The Body Shop – don’t come for me), and I finally got an appointment for my EMG. Hopefully I will be making an appointment soon for my wrist injections. My De Quervain’s syndrome has been putting me through the gigs for the last few months, and even though my physio is going well and I’m going semi-regularly, the pain is… constant, and not something that I’m used to dealing with. Things I used to do with ease, now I can’t do. Like… open jars, pick up grocery bags, lift boxes, or write with a ballpoint pen. My physiotherapist tells me that it’s an injury of overuse, but I don’t know how that could apply in my case because I haven’t done anything different in the last few months that I wasn’t already doing prior. So… it’s a little fucked up. My doctor wants to make sure that we “maximize non-surgical” options, so I’ve been splinting at night and now I’m going for the EMG and the injections. If this doesn’t work, I’ll have to be referred to the hand specialist for surgery. Which… not really looking forward to that if it happens but if it prevents me from amputating my own arm, it’s got to be a plus, right?
The other issues that I’ve been dealing with… it’s a day-to-day process and I’m chugging along, doing the best that I can. Honestly, the best thing that’s happened to me in the last few months is discovering and falling in love with the anime Jujutsu Kaisen, and being introduced to the band Orbit Culture. Who I was sure I had heard before, but I thought wrong. They’re the best, for sure. Definitely a Metallica influence, but I love every second of it. Check them out:
I’m going to be doing some updates around here – basic housekeeping and updating information/links, etc, so look out for that. I have some new poetry that I’m going to add, so I will post again when I do that. Also going to be working on some witchy content. I know I promised that before, but creative block is a bitch.
Hope you’re all doing well. 🙂