Thursday, March 20, 2014

Seriously?

So... I called the rheumatologist to tell him that a) the steroid infusion didn't magically solve all my problems and b) ask if I should be trying to exercise, given the fact that I'm worried about collapsing due to shaking legs. The response? "Exercise should be fine." Thank you oh so much, Dr. Helpful. I'll add you to my class action lawsuit against idiot doctors who cause me to get hurt.

In related news, I'm seriously, seriously considering bringing in a backpacking air mattress and sticking it under my desk at work. And possibly a blanket (I suspect a sleeping bag would look a wee bit too hobo). I figure that I'll be able to nap more comfortably at lunch that way. Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?
 

 
Update: Here's my new "desk bed," so far. Pillow: ergonomic foot thingy + coat. Coat also doubles as a blanket. Now that is a power lunch.
 
 
Update 28 March 14: brought in a pillow. Bam.

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  1. Regarding the mattress and blanket, all I have to say is one thing: don't forget a pillow.

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    1. Good call! Yesterday I had a migraine, so I shut my door, lay down on the floor, and tried to rest. Unfortunately, I was stuck with a dilemma: do I use my coat as a pillow, or do I put it over my head to block out the light?

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    2. Right?! I kind of fold/wad it up and lay on my side so that I can drape a sleeve over my eyes. It kinda works. Better than nothing, anyway.

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    3. I live in Alaska, so I have a nice thick coat most of the time. *bonus*

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  2. Sorry, no suggestions. Just a thought that I continue to be amazed that you do continue to function in spite of all of this garbage, even if not up to your own standards. You know, your life would be easier if you had fewer brains. The WSJ has been running fashion articles with photos of models on the runway who go to great efforts to look like death warmed over. You can pull that off effortlessly, but do you want to be a model? No, you want to improve everyone's health and make the world a better place. Good luck. (I suppose you could pull your infinity scarf over your eyes.)

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    1. Thanks, but I think models are supposed to look like heroin addicts, not meth addicts. The shaky-shakes wouldn't do well with high heels on a catwalk!

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  3. Silly me. I guess I can't tell my addicts apart.

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    1. I'm guessing you're lucky enough not to have friends who are either one. It sticks in your head.

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