a new approach to health

Recently I’ve been motivated to take action about my weight and health. And by action, I don’t mean going to the doctor to see if they can do anything to compensate for my supreme laziness and sugar addiction. The first motivation came in the form of my right knee becoming more mobile in a bad way. It feels unstable and the cap keeps moving around. While hEDS may be contributing a little to it, I think it mostly has to be weight. At the very least, I can’t definitively say one or the other without removing the weight and observing the effect. So that’s what I’m trying to do. Lose the weight; save the knee!

Easier said than done, right? Continue Reading

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[guide] migrating a WordPress site from iPage to Stablehost

I recently posted that I’d switched hosting services but done it with enough time left on my old account to migrate my WordPress sites (unlike last time where I lost some posts). I’ve just migrated my webcomic site, and it reminded me that the steps for transferring out of iPage are a little murky compared to moving from a host that uses cpanel to another host that uses cpanel (like Stablehost). I personally like to follow the instructions in the videoĀ Migrate a WordPress site [2017] to a new host and new domain manually | WP Learning Lab, but I have to modify the beginning for iPage. This time I documented my modified steps, so if you’re in the same situation, here are the steps to get your WordPress files and database out of iPage and into any host that uses cpanel (like Stablehost).

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[product review] i demoed CBD cream

Last weekend I had the opportunity to demo a CBD (cannabidiol) cream. I’ve read that others with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome have used CBD to deal with their daily pain, so I was interested to find out if the cream could actually relieve any of my joint pain. I say “demoed” instead of “tried” because it was only one application. To give a fair review of a lotion that claims to decrease pain, it should probably be taken as recommended for one month. I think that’s a decent amount of time to expect something to start making a noticeable difference. If you’d like to find out my impression from one day of application, read on! Continue Reading

a game reborn

Just a little update on me. I’m working on posts about the wound vac and brain fog, but I wanted to write a little bit without needing to concentrate so much.

I’m still working from home, but I’ve been without the wound vac for almost one week. My surgeon’s nurse decided to try Aquacel AG for a week instead. At my checkup tomorrow, she’ll decide if we go back to the vac or continue with the Aquacel. Continue Reading

blue in tooth and claw

I’ve set up a not-horribly-painful way of writing my blog posts. Sadly, it doesn’t extend to playing World of Warcraft. That’s going to have to wait till I can comfortably sit for long periods again. I’ve paired my Samsung tablet with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse. No cords, no mess. I have them all arranged on a laptop lap desk which is resting on my bed. Then I elevate myself with pillows and can type for a little while. Being able to use a mouse with a tablet is such a luxury. Ah, the wonders of technology. Continue Reading

KCI wound vac

the ass vac challenge

So I have a vacuum attached to my ass. Since it’s making little putting noises right now, my husband is calling me Scooty Puff Junior. It isn’t that big; it looks like I’m addicted to purses until you see the plastic tube running from it into my pants. šŸ˜®

KCI’s Activac

Why do I have an ass vac? Last month I had my surgery for a pilonidal cyst. Continue Reading

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this is the life

It’s the day before Independence Day, and I have today and tomorrow off work. After taking my dog for a walk on the nearby trail, eating too much food, watching Midsomer Murders, and starting a load of dishes, I’ve now moved my laptop outside with a little desk and am sitting on the back porch, writing. The weather is beautiful, my loveseat is comfy, and I’m dressed in eccentric flowing pants. While I can imagine a more inspiring environment, I think I’m doing pretty good for using what’s at hand. Continue Reading

[book review] knight of lost words

In my last post, I mentioned that I’d started on Seanan McGuire‘s October Daye series. On Saturday I finished book ten in the series, which is the most recent novel. Book three was both creepy and action-filledĀ and got me hooked by kicking the fantasy up a notch. In the rest of the series, Toby continued to face bigger and badder situations, get the crap kicked out of her, and still come out -mostly- on top. Continue Reading

surgery pie

Yesterday I met with a second surgeon to consult about a pilonidal cystectomy. I liked him a lot more than the first surgeon I saw, so I scheduled my appointment for mid-July. I’m now working on scheduling my recovery time. Provided the surgery and recovery goes as expected, I should be able to head back into the office after three weeks at home. Continue Reading

sailing the ennui sea

Not sure if it’s the glut of ebooks, audiobooks, gaming or general *circles hand in the air* overload of social media, but I’m experiencing some vague feeling of listlessness. I suppose part of it is moping about after not getting my writing journal site restored. It isn’t that there’s no hope, just that any additional hope requires further action on my part to realize. In a cycle of weariness, I can’t muster the energy to resolve an issue causing me distress. Distress, of course, is energy-draining, so it goes round and round.

Not that things are bad right now. I’m feeling pretty good Continue Reading