I went to Dr Gull today and it was fiery but perhaps good. I have referrals to Physio and to the psychologist  I was hoping to see. I have blood tests to get taken. I know he thought I was pretty fractious and I need to calm down now.

Then I went to Julia’s wake. Round a fire out at her place. Generations of us.

And I closed the day with a meeting.

That’s brief. Within it, there was a lot.


Its still firing up but its a’coming. The calmness of long term sobriety. Lordie me. Imagine if the wildfires of the last 3 years are finally dying down. Just imagine that.

The clear thinking is returning. It was a little muddled today with a nose bleed and I think an internal bleed but it seems to be passing more quickly than I could have hoped.

Now its bed for me.

Accumulating experiences in a minor key.

15 Secrets of People Who Can’t Work Because of an Illness | The Mighty

If you have a chronic illness, you may know what it feels like to be a “full-time patient.” Between the physical and emotional symptoms, constant doctor appointments and numerous tests and procedures (not to mention keeping track of it all), being chronically sick can become a full-time job in itself. You may find yourself needing to cut back on hours or stop working altogether due to the demands of your condition.Although this may be a necessity for your health, other people don’t always understand why you’re not working. They may have misconceptions that you’re “lazy,” “on vacation” or “so lucky!” but as those of you with chronic illness know, this couldn’t be further from the truth. By hearing what it’s really like to be a full-time patient instead of a full-time employee, hopefully others can begin to be more understanding and less judgmental. So we asked our community to tell us the secrets most people don’t know about not working due to illness.

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