December 8th, 2003


"Don't try to fix me. I'm not broken!"

Flying fig leaves! I swear to the stars above, I'm going to just stop going to doctors! I saw Dr. Adad, a podiatrist, this morning. Nice guy. Apparently, I walk on my toes when I am supposed to walk on my heels. That's the main issue beyond flat feet and a bit of carpel tunnel in my ankle (goes by another name but I can't remember it). I'm probably going to end up with special inserts or some such. I can deal with all that.

Then, as we talked about other issues, he started urging me to get my back X-rayed because I've lost an inch of height in the last two years and he is wondering if I have something impacted in my back. But, the worst thing he came up with, noting all of the points of tenderness on my body (lower back, all over feet, hips, thighs) that maybe I should go see a Rheumatologist because I was showing symptoms of fibromyalgia - chronic, widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding joints, accompanied by fatigue. I googled fibromyalgia and I don't have practically any of these symptoms. For me, what it comes down to is this: Don't poke me and I don't hurt.
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My Editor Loves Me!

Awww! My editor from Black Gate is a great guy. We've been having ... issues... with getting stuff to me due to my address change. I've been really good keeping up-to-date on where things are (or aren't as the case may be) with me. He was so apologetic about it all. In our last exchange of emails, he mentioned he had extra product that wouldn't be reviewed and if there was anything I wanted, just name it, he'd send me a little gift to make up for everything. Since he didn't tell me what it was he had, I mentioned the couple of genres I actually collect the RPG books for.

Imagine my surprise when I come home tonight and find a decent-sized, heavy box waiting for me. In it were the following books:
  • D&D Ghostwalk (For Review)
  • D&D Book of Exalted Deeds (For Review)
  • Star Wars: Starships of the Galaxy
  • Star Wars: Galactic Campaign Guide
  • Star Wars: Hero's Guide
  • Star Wars: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

  • Wow! I didn't have any of these books, yet! I'm happy and surprised. I'm guessing because I mentioned it was my birthday this month, he tossed in a couple extra books. Either that, or he hates Star Wars and this was a good way to get rid of them. Or, maybe it's because I have less than a week to read and review those two D&D books. In any case, I know what I'm doing as soon as I can convince my cat to get off the gaming books.
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