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Phrase coined by someone behind a lock, claim it if you want credit: "neurotransmitter hell".

Today was a suggestions day, so it was just as well that I was at home. I zombied my way through tracking and then tagging everything, including a horribly embarrassing moment when I tagged an entry perfectly from memory of what the entry said ... on the wrong entry! It was only up about 30 seconds before I realized and took that down. There are some interesting things in today's entries.

Called myrrhianna's dad, left a message.

Belatedly got some clothes and books and stuff to myrrhianna. She's not able to use her cellphone in there, and won't have internet access, but I sent love from y'all, and maybe tomorrow I'll be able to get there inside of visiting hours.

V sends great big hugs to the writers.

I am dreadfully discouraged by my own lack of initiative re: work2.

Oh, from Savage Love -- fisting-induced fibromyalgia.
Q. Do you know any lawyers willing to take on a personal-injury suit concerning fisting-induced fibromyalgia? When I call local personal-injury lawyers here in Eugene, Oregon, they get all flustered. —Fisting Fallout

A.
"It is a little controversial whether fibromyalgia is a real disease at all or just a mysterious constellation of symptoms," says Dr. Barak Gaster, Savage Love's resident medical expert. "Most mainstream doctors accept it as real, but it's still in the slightly dubious category."

Fibromyalgia's constellation of symptoms include fatigue, generalized pain, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, and roughly 400 other complaints. But you fibromyalgia sufferers have arrived: There's a new drug on the market with a goofy name (Lyrica), an annoying ad campaign (courtesy of Pfizer), and its own constellation of possible side effects (hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the tongue, dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, etc.).

But fisting-induced fibromyalgia? Maybe skidmarkalgia can be induced by fisting, FF, but not fibromyalgia. "That would NOT be considered credible in any real way whatsoever," says Dr. Gaster. You may have fibromyalgia, FF, and you may have been fisted before your diagnosis, but there's no relationship, and no personal-injury lawyer is going to take your case.
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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