I’m going in for a colonoscopy on Friday, and tomorrow is the lovely day of having to do the “empty the bowls” thing which literally takes the entire day. Which I absolutely hate and has always been the most arduous part of the process for me all the 10 times or so I’ve had to have a colonoscopy done. On Friday after the procedure, I’ll likely be too tired to do anything but rest and certainly no problem solving. So – if there are any website or server problems in the next day or two, I’ll start looking into it on Saturday the earliest!
This colonoscopy is a routine checkup that Crohn’s Disease patients must have at certain intervals. My last one was 3 years ago so the Doctor said it is that time again. My symptoms and labs have been the same and stable for the past couple of years, so I’m not really expecting to find out anything alarming but better to check just in case!
On additional note – my daily background headache has been more achy than than normal the last 5 days or so. Really hoping the “empty the bowls” thing won’t make it freak out tomorrow! The liquid used for the emptying possibly lessens the effectiveness of ingestible medications (so, my migraine prevention pills among others) on that day and for my headache, sometimes it’s made it worse while other times it hasn’t. So we’ll see. Fingers crossed!
I never got into Twitter, hadn’t looked at my personal/fanart account for a couple of years and rarely before that, or the Jeri Ryan fansite one at all since 2015… this Elon Musk buying Twitter business reminded me I might as well delete all the Twitter accounts I still had left because I never log in anyway. So they’re all gone now!
If you want to contact me the best way is to do so is to
- E-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Using the form on this page or
- Reply to one of the posts here if there’s one with open comment, or
- PM me on Dreamwidth if you’re on there, or
- To contact me on Tumblr
Those are the places I check daily, or weekly in case of Tumblr (I think Tumblr sends e-mails if you get an Ask? so I should see it the same day). I usually reply within 24 hours but I’m in the GMT+2 timezone so if you’re in the US, it might take a few hours to hear back from me!
Today’s been awful, had a terrible migraine that didn’t want to go away and I’m still worried that it might come back during the night or tomorrow. I’m worried because I’m going to have a routine colonoscopy again on Wednesday (first time in 4 years!), and I need to do the fun fun fun! “empty the bowels” prep tomorrow. Which means drinking about 4,5-6 litres of liquids which I think I won’t be able to do, or at least, won’t be able to keep down if the stupid migraine is on :/
This colonoscopy is just to see what’s going on because my symptoms have been stable the past several years and I haven’t needed to have one done because bloodwork also looked good. Bloodwork still looks good, but due to increased chance of colon cancer with Crohn’s Disease patients, colonoscopies need to be done at regular intervals even when symptoms or bloodwork don’t necessarily warrant it.
The prep and the colonoscopy itself usually wipes me out, so I won’t be online much (or at all) tomorrow and Wednesday. If there are any problems with the sites, I’ll get on it ASAP but propably not before Thursday.
Marta, my co-web at my Rachel Weisz fansite has adopted the site 😀 It’s propably the most complete RW site currently online and I’d have hated to shut it down after all the work gone into it but I also didn’t want to have it anymore. Marta’s been staff there for about 5 years now and she’s done an awesome job, much more than I have for several years now. I’m very happy to turn the site over to her completely 🙂
I’m still on a little bit of on the fence with The Vampire Diaries fansite – I’m not really into the last couple of seasons, season 8 is rather boring but on the other hand there’s only I think 6 episodes left and then the entire series is over, and I still really want to cap season 2 and maybe also re-cap season 3 from Bluray. So I figure I’ll keep it for now. Otherwise I think I’ve reached an acceptable balance – I just couldn’t bring myself to shut down ALL my fansites/screencaps sites or even to adopt them out because they are just too dear to me. But I shut down/adopted out most of them, and it will free up so much of my time that it should help whole lot. For now. That’s not to say it won’t happen in the (near) future, because I really kind of want to shut them all down but for now, there are few that I can’t.
My Sites page has a current listing of all my sites, social media, deviantart etc. accounts.