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"Bluer than velvet was the night."

Well, I tried. I made it three days, three nights. Whichever. Last night, ill and wiped out from lack of sleep, I broke down and took the Seroquel. The fog is back. But I was unable to work at all yesterday, and I'm out of time on this script, and I'm only five pages in, so....

This is how it is. For now. I slept close to eight hours last night.

The tree outside my window is still green, as the rest of the world slips into late autumn. The day is warmish out there, 71˚F, but there's rain of the way, and there's snow possible on Sunday.

I'm so not ready for this.

The good news? My blood work came back clean. "Looks good!" with a goddamn star next to that. My triglycerides are a little high, but that's likely a side effect of the Seroquel.

Watching the Skies,
Aunt Beast

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starshoegazer
Oct. 29th, 2014 06:20 pm (UTC)
I could not function on Seroquel. It made me so tired all the time. Sounds like you're doing okay, though.
greygirlbeast
Oct. 29th, 2014 06:29 pm (UTC)

No, I'm not really. It's seriously fucked with my ability to work. It clouds my mind.
starshoegazer
Oct. 30th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
That's why I switched. A very small dose of trileptal helps and doesn't make me drowsy or cloudy--only side effect seems to be headaches.
sovay
Oct. 29th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
Last night, ill and wiped out from lack of sleep, I broke down and took the Seroquel. The fog is back.

Can you alternate days off and days on, in order to give yourself some functional working time as well as sleep?
greygirlbeast
Oct. 29th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)

I'm going to try that next time, alternating, as soon as my workload lightens. It was really dumb, trying again now.
eluneth
Oct. 29th, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the star-worthy bloodwork (if only more positive events in life were accompanied by stars), but I'm very sorry to hear about having to go back on Seroquel.

A bit of news that I thought you might like to hear: I passed on an extra copy that I had of The Red Tree to a good friend, and she reported back that you're now one of her favorite authors. She says also, "In fact, I just found a copy of The Ammonite Violin & Others in the library's book sale. It's incredible." I'm sending on a copy of Alabaster: Wolves to her next...
greygirlbeast
Oct. 29th, 2014 09:28 pm (UTC)

I passed on an extra copy that I had of The Red Tree to a good friend, and she reported back that you're now one of her favorite authors.

Thank you.
esanko
Oct. 30th, 2014 03:38 am (UTC)
I have no fucking idea
So I shared my story. Oxycodone is part of my life. Here is my question: What do you do when your chemical help is gone? No secret reserve stash. (I have avoided running out of weed by careful planning, maintaining connections, and always- ALWAYS- having a secret last-ditch stash). No out-of-state pharmacy waiting. No friends with spare handfuls of respite. Gone. And you are just you.

I do not like thinking of that.
corucia
Oct. 31st, 2014 12:33 am (UTC)

From your recent posts and some Facebook entries, it sounds like the last few days have been a bit rough. So, I dropped a box into the postal orifice for you today - should get there early next week.

I handed the signed copy of 'The Drowning Girl' to Alia after it arrived the other day - I'll have to bug the offspring in a few days to see if there's an opinion. Given tastes, I expect it'll be quite positive. My icon = Alia's Halloween facepainting test run, by the way
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