Being sick sucks...
Your Uni plans sound very exciting, I love genetics :)
Oh man, does it ever.
Thanks, I feel excited! I like genetics, but I love ethics, so it promises to be pretty enjoyable.
Those two papers sound like they'll be fun and an interesting change of pace :-)
Yes, definitely. I'm choosing to believe the change of pace will be interesting rather than horrific, which may turn out to be a big mistake....
I don't know if it's sad or not that i feel like i should comment on everything you just wrote about. Haha. I had a bug like that a few years ago, there was no way i could make it to a doctor so i have no idea what it was. Almost the most horrible thing ever.
Good luck for another baby! You brave woman, you.
Wow, an Anglican church huh. Is it all serious and older people?
Neighbours cats are evil, they ignore their own garden and spray everyone else's. I got fed up and got the hose out when i saw them coming, haha.
And Jack Black is AWESOME.
I think that's all. Not that it was much of anything. Hi :)
Hi!! Yes, you are extremely teh sad. ;)
I couldn't get to the doctor either, I ended up telling Pete to have one come up to the house, which is the only way I could have found out what it was. Nasty, nasty thing. :(
- Thanks for the good luck! :D We'll need it!! heh.
- Yeah, the Anglican church is pretty serious and mostly full of older people - there are a few families with younger children. I really wanted a church within walking distance because I don't drive and Pete so far refuses to go, and I had a choice between this one, a tiny Presbytarian one, and a Baptist one - and I figured I'd sort of "blend into the background" more at this one, which so far I've been right about. I quite like hymns, too, I'm sort of weird like that - I think it comes from being a choirgirl in my high school years. Plus this one has a really great sunday school, which is a big thing for me now.
- That's it, I am so going to spray that cat the next time I see it, if you can do it so can I!!
- Jack Black yessss is AWESOME. I want so many of his movies on DVD, I love how most of them are family friendly too (is it really sad that I look for this in a movie now??).
Phew, mega reply!!
I have been fighting vertigo for the past 8 years. I take an anti-nausea drug prescribed from my doctor for when I feel it coming on (the drug is meclizine). Vertigo sucks, I'm so sorry you're dealing with it!
Thanks! I can't believe you've been fighting it for 8 years!! Meclizine might have been what my doctor was going to prescribe, until I told her I was still breastfeeding - at which point, she changed her mind and put me on betahistine, which is apparently less effective. :( But safe for breastfeeding mothers :).
Do you know what causes it for you? My doctor mentioned that because I'm prone to vertigo, I could get another bout of as quickly as five months from now. It is honestly so hellish that the thought of that happening just about puts me in tears! How do you deal with it, 8 years, that is just amazing. Well done you!
I'm not really sure what causes it but a doctor friend of mine says he thinks it's these crystals that break loose in our brains. Apparently, their presence triggers a response from the brain that I'm not upright. Ugh. I've kind of learned what might trigger it (laying my head back, for example). I can usually avoid it and I can tell when it starts to bother me again so I take meclizine right away and that usually does the trick. Once it's bad, the meclizine is pretty useless. Maybe the medication your doctor gave you is similar? If you feel it coming on, try to take the medication asap. My friend's mother had vertigo and in her case it was from a virus. She went to a doctor in Chicago who taught her a bunch of exercises to retrain her brain and it went away. Another friend went to a Cher concert and was right next to the speakers... the vertigo went away and never returned. I hope it goes away quickly for you!
Gah, I hope you get better soon.
And omg - those uni courses sound amazing! I am seriously jealous, you'll have to post loads and loads about them so I can try to absorb some of the stuff via you. (No pressure obviously :P)
You might want to try getting one of those sonic cat repellent thingies for your garden, so anytime he comes anywhere near your veggie patch his ears explode (shame it's not literally, we've a problem cat neighbour and I would love to be able to keep him out of our yard.)
OMG how infuriating, I just typed out this huge reply and lost it....grrr livejournal.
I didn't see this comment! And so I wanted to say yes! The uni courses are going to be tres fabby and I promise to post all about them.
Also.....I figured out why we have differing opinions on PD James!! It's because you live in England, and I don't - so I fall hook, line and sinker for her version of England while you can't stomach it because you know it's a load of rubbish!!
It probably isn't a big deal to you at all that we disagreed, but I was sort of troubled by it, because it always seemed to me that we had quite similar tastes in books. And then it hit me - I realise now that a similar writer from NZ would elicit the same response from me, if they were writing about NZ. Somehow, reading PD James, I came to think of England as this sort of fantasmical place that didn't really exist, except in murder mystery novels - how utterly ridiculous!! I feel duped and ashamed!
Bah, don't worry. To me, PD James is trying to do Miss Marple/Poirot in a modern setting and to my native eyes it just doesn't sit right. But then I'm a sucker for Midsommer Murders (the TV show) and that's just as twee but without the pretention. You're going to have to recommend a native NZ writer for me now to see if I get suckered in by it. ;)