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thefaultinourspoons:

It’s that time of year, everyone is dreading going back to school, especially when having a chronic illness can make everything ten times harder. 

Check out all three videos:

Chronic Illness and Education Part 1 - School

Chronic Illness and Education Part 2 - Home Schooling

Chronic Illness and Education Part 3 - University

Also check out these links for posts about School and University

Chronic Illness and College

Chronic Illness and Obstacles You Can Face in College

Studying With Brain Fog

School and the 504 Plan

Talking To Your Professors

Chronic Illness and University

You might be surprised how many professors are in the same boat.

This is a perfect analogy for the day of a department chair going to an administration meeting.

This is a perfect analogy for the day of a department chair going to an administration meeting.

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Good idea

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Damn you glow bowling

You would think after a year of being photosensitive I would be more cautious. We meet the cousins for some bowling today (cheap mindless fun). I couldn’t bowl, my wrist is still too weak from the cat and broken hand over the winter, but I was helping my daughter. We were about thirty minutes in when I noticed my skin burning and my muscles starting to ache. Then it dawned on me that I had spent the last thirty minutes right underneath blacklights, which give off a wavelength of UV I am sensitive to. I politely excused myself from the rest of the game and spent the remainder with some of the cousins in the video arcade part of the building. Now I feel like crap tonight.

One of those days

I’ve been doing better with pain for the last month, but today was a backslide. I’m guessing a week of stress at school (mainly with administration, not my students), followed by a lot of caring my almost thirty pound one year old around on Friday (he is still mastering the walk, but growing like a weed) have put me over the edge. I’m rocking the tramadol, Advil, and sleeping meds tonight (obviously the last one isn’t doing a lot).

Zachary and I out looking at the stars.  Yep, he is already choosing UoM over Duke.

Zachary and I out looking at the stars. Yep, he is already choosing UoM over Duke.

So true

So true

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Sleep and drugs

Damn Methotrexate and DM always seem to keep me awake, but the semester is at least making me tired. Usually I end up having to take about five times the recommended dose of diphenhydramine (the ingredient in Tylenol PM and Benadry) to put me asleep but I never feel rested after that. Now, without the drug, I am falling asleep, but waking up every couple of hours.

Inhumans, Ms. Marvel, and Captain Marvel

My weekly dose of Marvel comes with both the Marvel ladies and my favorite comic with a redhead, the Inhumans.

Let’s start with the Inhumans.  First, thank god they are making up for lost time and not dragging out the issues.  Second, there is some good second tier character development with the Nuhuman characters in this round and I like how their back stories are fleshing out the over arching “secret history” of the Inhumans.  Third, while the Unspoken is a tier one villain for the Inhumans so far his plot has been fairly predictable.  I’m interested to see where this is going though knowing that Medusa and Inferno are part of the upcoming new Avengers.

I cannot tell you how much I love the new Ms. Marvel.  The youthful art style, the nontraditional (by comic standards) family, the quirky humor (Enbiggen!), and the subtle tie in with the Inhumans all make this one of the best comics out there in Marvel.  This is the pure voyeurism of watching a superhero act the way you know you would act in the situation (dorky).  I’m glad this title is succeeding and hope we see some more tie in connections in the future… You know she is going to have to meet Captain Marvel when she gets back.

Speaking of the ex-Ms. Marvel we start or second arc in Captain Marvel, with Rocket Raccoon (“I’m not a Raccoon!”) Along for the ride. The real germ here is the interaction between Rocket and Captain, the writing really captures both characters.  Without giving anything away this new arc already makes me fondly remember the Kitty Pryde and Lockheed in Space stories of the Eighties.

All in all a good week.  Inhumans is ramping up with either it’s second setup or first action piece to a new arc.  Ms. Marvel is it’s usual fun best and Captain Marvel is hearing up for a great buddy arc.  The only real complaint I have is the curious lack of Reader in Inhumans after his great intro in the last issue. Inhumans, Ms. Marvel, and Captain Marvel

My weekly dose of Marvel comes with both the Marvel ladies and my favorite comic with a redhead, the Inhumans.

Let’s start with the Inhumans. First, thank god they are making up for lost time and not dragging out the issues. Second, there is some good second tier character development with the Nuhuman characters in this round and I like how their back stories are fleshing out the over arching “secret history” of the Inhumans. Third, while the Unspoken is a tier one villain for the Inhumans so far his plot has been fairly predictable. I’m interested to see where this is going though knowing that Medusa and Inferno are part of the upcoming new Avengers.

I cannot tell you how much I love the new Ms. Marvel. The youthful art style, the nontraditional (by comic standards) family, the quirky humor (Enbiggen!), and the subtle tie in with the Inhumans all make this one of the best comics out there in Marvel. This is the pure voyeurism of watching a superhero act the way you know you would act in the situation (dorky). I’m glad this title is succeeding and hope we see some more tie in connections in the future… You know she is going to have to meet Captain Marvel when she gets back.

Speaking of the ex-Ms. Marvel we start or second arc in Captain Marvel, with Rocket Raccoon (“I’m not a Raccoon!”) Along for the ride. The real germ here is the interaction between Rocket and Captain, the writing really captures both characters. Without giving anything away this new arc already makes me fondly remember the Kitty Pryde and Lockheed in Space stories of the Eighties.

All in all a good week. Inhumans is ramping up with either it’s second setup or first action piece to a new arc. Ms. Marvel is it’s usual fun best and Captain Marvel is hearing up for a great buddy arc. The only real complaint I have is the curious lack of Reader in Inhumans after his great intro in the last issue.

Sep 9
socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.


I don’t think the countries that abstained (especially the “big ones” like GB, France, etc.) Should be let off any easier.  The US said No (which I don’t agree with), but the other said “mmm, yeah, we’re just not going to answer”

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

I don’t think the countries that abstained (especially the “big ones” like GB, France, etc.) Should be let off any easier. The US said No (which I don’t agree with), but the other said “mmm, yeah, we’re just not going to answer”

(Source: twitter.com)