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nanowrimo 2010


Diary of a Blind Madman

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Lantus discoveries

         Jefferson City, Missouri — It's like Mordor but with a Wal-Mart. I confess to stealing the line but it is apropos. This truly is a miserable place to live. Sis and I were playing the "If we had all the money in the world…" game today. That's also known as the "After I win the Lotto…" game. I was deeply saddened to learn how low my ambitions have fallen. At one point I was going on about how I'd fix up the house when I realized that if I had tons of money, I'd raze the place, sow the smoking ruins with salt, and build a real house. Visions of a medieval castle flitted briefly past, to be replaced with a Miami high-rise, a Caymans beach house, and finally a townhouse somewhere large enough to have decent services and resources. I don't even want to live in a nice place. I just want some place that has access to busses and cabs and places to go to in them.

         Before this turns into a bitch-fest, let my topic meander off in the direction of medicine. Sis and I saw the Endocrinologist today. He told her all the same old stupid things doctors tell patients, "eat right and exercise". Like that's ever going to happen… She has some work to do to get her blood sugars under control, but so do I. Mostly she needs to stop drinking mountain dew. I know how hard a habit it is to break, but it has to happen.

         The Endo (Dr. Coffer) has given me some levemir to try instead of my lantus. I find it interesting that both are "long acting" but levemir reports a 5-7 hour half-life and lantus is very cagey about reporting a half-life at all. The anectodal testimony (from users) is that lantus is in your system more than 24 hours later and that doses tend to overlap. That would explain perfectly what has been happening to me. I'll complain more about that another time, I guess.

         I've changed the format of my journal, as some of you will have noticed. The "custom" format I've used for some time is just too hard for me to maintain. <sigh>It is simpler, or at least plainer in most respects, but I am not able to modify it or re-arrange in any way.</sigh> I've imbedded my livejournal in my website's index page. See for yourself but I am not liking the results. Frames never suited me.

         In future I'm going to try and add a link to my latest prose and poetry. Tonight it is just a link to those journals.