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Well, it turns out that despite my best intentions working 45+ hour weeks continues to be the death of my internet habit.

On the other hand, fainting for the third time in as many weeks and spending the afternoon in St. Mary's and essentially getting told by your work to spend the next day at home because you are less of a liability to them that way, breathes new life into my relationship with social media.

In other news, no one really knows why I keep losing my ability to maintain verticality - best guess being that my blood pressure drops when I am standing and there isn't a plan in place for how to manage this other than drinking water and eating salt and using my assertive voice when hustling for seats on the train. I wish there was an easier fix, something that can be pointed at and corrected because while having me hit the ground like a sack of grain livened up Colleague Pete's afternoon, it would traumatise my children.

I have already offered Z the option of dissolving our union on the grounds of spousal defectiveness, but so far he is refusing to take me up on it.

In the meantime as I contemplate a future of holding up transport, frightening pedestrians and lying still until my head stops spinning I am considering investing in some discreet portable cushions, smelling salts and perhaps some helpful signage:


Perhaps cross-stitched on a scarf.

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meepettemu
Oct. 9th, 2012 10:38 am (UTC)
I have it on a badge I can send you?

It sounds horrible, and very similar to a colleague of a colleague of h's, who spent 8 months like that, and suddenly woke up one day better. Not much help perhaps, but I would potentially push your GP for a specialist referral (i know he got one, but got better before he had the appt) to try and get you sorted. </p>

I hope a day at home helps x

rainsinger
Oct. 9th, 2012 10:43 am (UTC)
My GP is well-guarded by receptionists and a ridiculously convoluted appointment-making system that is very effective at deterring me, but I shall persevere.

On the other hand, a badge would be awesome!
meepettemu
Oct. 9th, 2012 10:47 am (UTC)
Send me your address ;) it is languishing on my bedside table looking for a higher cause in life.
actually_not
Oct. 9th, 2012 10:51 am (UTC)
Boo! I hope they did some blood tests while you were here. Ohhhh...you were here! I'd have come and said hi!
rainsinger
Oct. 9th, 2012 10:59 am (UTC)
A&E was particularly hellish yesterday what with the moans and the shrieks, although my strange visual halluciantions provided me with some entertainment.

By the time I thought of texting you it had already gone 5 so I had hoped you had gone home. x
actually_not
Oct. 9th, 2012 11:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, I went home at 2! Hope you're feeling better today. x
rainsinger
Oct. 9th, 2012 11:09 am (UTC)
Resentment Week FTW!
ozgirlabroad
Oct. 9th, 2012 10:53 am (UTC)
I am an excellent fainter too - any time, any place. For me it is low blood pressure and stuffy, humid heat which figures as I barely faint in London outside mid summer, but constantly faint when back in Australia.
rainsinger
Oct. 9th, 2012 10:58 am (UTC)
Hypotension Posse! We should start a band.
pondbluebird
Oct. 10th, 2012 12:20 am (UTC)
Wow that's crazy! Have you ever fainted before or are you just now becoming the fainting lady?

I agree with pushing your GP for a referral. Even if it means making an appointment to see him to get the referral. Tell the guardians you have a high fever.
dubaiyan
Oct. 12th, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
How are you increasing your salt intake? Take care out and about! x
rainsinger
Dec. 4th, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
hello fiends! i have a fancy new phone which i fi,d thrilling and confusing in equal measure but look foreward to resuming my socially networked life and enjoying the crash course in multiple choice russian that is the lj app. xx
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