Haven’t written anything for a bit because I took a trip to Iowa to see the doctor and ended up quite pleasantly distracted. Also tried caffeine again for the first time in two months and it made me feel surreally exhausted for the duration of the trip and not like writing. As it turns out […]Read More Seeing the doctor, picking up the cats
One of the more surreal episodes in this strange adventure was going to the hospital in Iowa City to get a muscle biopsy. This turned out to take place in a full, television-style operating room in the neurosurgery department no less! We were there for 11 hours. I’d read online that a muscle biopsy was […]Read More Getting a muscle biopsy
What a strange but oddly satisfying experience to cut and then to pull little plastic strings out from under your skin… I’m glad they are gone: they were bunching up the skin strangely and it’s nice to more comfortably lie on my left side again. Cocoa butter to smooth out any scarring! Soon will forget […]Read More I took my stitches out myself
Drumroll… Yes I have dermatomyositis! Only someone else who also spent several months thinking they had muscular dystrophy can appreciate just how exciting that is. When I first went to the specialist he almost immediately thought it was dermatomyositis because he could see the redness on my hands that I had hardly noticed, and he […]Read More Just got my results back!