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1. Does anyone have a skull-opener? I had one on my keychain but it broke off, and I can't get this damn aching brain out and it's driving me nuts. I tried the hole-punch thingy that's basically just for poking pour-holes in Hi-C cans, but the effects weren't pretty.

2. Why did none of you TELL me that subtext is an anagram for buttsex? WHY? WHY? *friends mayatawi, unfriends everyone else who DIDN'T TELL ME*

3. On the plus side, one mention of still feeling tired and achey at Annual Poke-n-Prod got doc to double the dosage on my thyroid prescription. So we'll see how that goes. On the minus side, her diet advice ("You could try one of these three commercially popular diets1, all three of which you think are on crack at least as far as they relate to your own food issues," and "Oh, the walk from the parking garage to your office hurts? Well, as you walk more, you'll get used to it. Plus you're at that age where even if it hurts, you should be doing it."2) makes me want to drop-kick her, and, uncoincidentally, find a new PCP.

4. SUBTEXT. BUTTSEX. You're all fired.

1 No, I'm not going to name them, and no, I definitely don't want suggestions or testimonials. At least not at this juncture.

2 Yes, because if the walk I've been making for five years now makes my back and feet cry out in pain, it's obviously a matter of needing to get used to it. Um? Sadly I was in the car before I realized the illogic of this statement, once the combined intimidation factor of Whitecoat Syndrome and Talking About Diet And Exercise To Said Whitecoat had worn off.

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2004-12-16 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, it was my GP, who doubles as a GYN, more or less. On one hand, I was actually interested in takling about my weight issues, for once. On the other hand, "I still think we should work on the diet and weight issues because I worry about it causing high blood pressure" when I don't HAVE high blood pressure, my cholesterol is normal, etc., makes me see red. Address my actual concerns, lady, and not your issues with the dangers you've been trained to proseletyze against.

And no, the shins are fine. It's my heels -- I have completely flat feet (noticed when I was nine or ten -- not a weight issue), and thus excessive walking -- esp. when carrying anything that might make the walking lopsided -- screws up my lower back, and makes my heels ache like someone's been grinding the bones into dust.


2004-12-17 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)

It's the fact they can't see beyond the fat that stops me getting treatment I really ought to get. Doctors suck, but I hope the extra thyroxine helps.



2004-12-17 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Remembering to get the prescription filled would undoubtedly help too (yesterday we spent so much time out that I was achy and dying when we finally headed home, and the facts that we hadn't a) gone to the pharmacy to fill my scrip, or b) mailed B's Xmas gift, didn't occur to me until several Excedrin later.)


2004-12-18 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

So you've probably been over this before, but since I'm new to the party, I'll ask.

Have you seen a podiatrist about orthopedics for your feet? They do wonders...


2004-12-18 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Given I have an HMO, any visit to a podiatrist would have to come via a referral from my GP. Who lives in the land of "it'll all get better if you exercise."


2004-12-18 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Er, that said, and speaking with a less cranky and defeatist mind, now that I've had my daily dose of Excedrin, referring me is something she'd probably do if I bugged her into it, and I hadn't really thought of doing so in years. Thanks for pointing it out.


2004-12-19 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

No problem! I know how frustrating dealing with medical referrals can be, having just gone through the process to fix my own feet. (aka why it's a bad idea to take up ballet in your twenties) I mentioned it because it sounds like something that would really help. Check your insurance policy first, though. Orthopedics are often not covered, even if referred visits to a podiatrist are. And they are a pretty hefty chunk of change. However, your HMO might have a deal with someone to get you a discounted rate...find out before you see your GP and then they can refer you to the right person!

Er...that was long. I hope it was helpful, and not more discouraging!

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2004-12-16 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

*eyes you suspiciously*

Well, ok. If you never noticed either, you can stay, then. ;-P

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2004-12-16 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Me too

Though to be fair, I never noticed "buttsex" as a phrase, being bandied about in fandom until a year or so agao.


2004-12-17 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)

*scowls fiercely at insensitive lady doc*

subtext/buttsex? You are brilliant!


2004-12-17 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)

subtext/buttsex? You are brilliant!

All credit to mayatawi, who pointed it out over on journalfen. In no way did I sit there for 5 minutes with my mouth hanging open going, "O.M.G...."


2004-12-17 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)

*blinks* s - u - b - t - e - x - t *diagrams* b - u - t - t - s - e - x

Huh. So it is.

I am an idiot. And blind. I am an idiot and blind. Um, and not nearly as dirty-minded as I thought.


2004-12-17 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Me neither. *is sad*


2004-12-17 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Most excellent icon. Plus, I think I must immediately find some porn to read and dirty-up my mind as quickly as possible. ;)


2004-12-17 07:21 am (UTC) (Link)

OMGWTF! I hadn't seen it either. I feel so ashamed.


2004-12-17 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

We are the Pariahs of Shameful Not-Dirty-Minded-Enough-Ness.


2004-12-17 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)

mayatawi has taught us all a valuable lesson. A lesson that we will not soon forget.


2004-12-17 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

It strikes to the very heart of Slash, it does.


2004-12-17 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)

I think 'subtext -> buttsex' thing would make an awesome animated icon. :D


2004-12-17 08:16 am (UTC) (Link)


*sniffle* but but but...!


2004-12-17 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: *sniffle* but but but...!


2004-12-17 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Do NOT think I've forgotten about the edit of that icon...


2004-12-17 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Why did none of you TELL me that subtext is an anagram for buttsex?

Um... because I didn't know?

There was a fic I read once, that said something like "And thus they began the slide from subtext into tub sex". Tried googling it, but I couldn't find it now.


2004-12-17 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ooh, tub sex! That's a good one too!