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Despite having taken an extra 25 mgs of my sedative, I am up well before dawn. I'm also about to start my rag, so sleep disturbances are par for the course. God, how I miss the Depo shot. But it turns out heavy-hormonal treatments don't play with lupus, so back to monthly misery it is.

Speaking of lupus: Good news: The stomach problems came and went inside four days. Bad news: Afterwards, the lupus rash showed up again. This means my kidneys are not properly processing my food (thus leaving my body to desperately start shoving stuff through my skin) and I've had too much sun exposure. The renal diet does help, it'll just take a few weeks. And while I loathe sunscreen, it's a hell of a lot better than needing to put on two coats of foundation to cover the red spots.

I've finally figured that an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of the cure. I'd just gotten so used to feeling better than I forgot that I am, now and forever and ever amen, actually sick.

I've decided I'm going to be less of a dick and start referring to David as Rachel and use female pronouns. Not so much because I think she deserves the courtesy, but because I realized I don't want to be on the wrong side of history when it comes to transgender rights.

Besides, it's a change of, like, two (three maximum) words. If I can't manage that, then I've got some serious laziness issues that go waaaay behind disliking my ex. Now to change my tags that deal with Rachel....

Erggh, does anyone know how to rename tags on the LJ side? All it's giving me is "Add new tags". Attempting to create new tags and then merge them (by pressing "Enter" like it says) just reverts it to the old tag name.

What I WANT to do this morning is go down to the treadmill and take a long walk. What I DON'T want to do is aggravate my cramps into turning from annoying to "let's curl up in the fetal position and pray we can fall asleep through them." I did go down and put a mile and a half on the treadmill. Ha, take THAT, reproductive organs!

As for everything else in the life That is Teressa, it's All Quiet On The Western Front. No wild ups, no wild downs, no intrusive thoughts, no compulsive urges or behaviors. It's slowed down my writing, but seeing as the slowdown is coming from a place of peace, not writer's block, it is infinitely easier to handle.

All in all, things are good. Even with the ultimate suckiness that my period looming, inside feels well. I'm becoming less and less shy about saying things that would previously make me feel like I'm jinxing things. These are all good things.

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Congrats on half a mile. It's hard to find the motivation to get up and do that.

Is a renal diet as boring and restrictive as I imagine it must be?
It is. It's low sodium, low potassium, low dairy, low protein, low phosphates, low grain. I'm not following at Grade A levels, mostly because at the moment we are too poor to buy the foods that fit all of those requirements. But I can make better choices with the food we do get and Jesse is an absolute wizard at creating tasty dishes that satisfy most of the diet needs.

Mostly, I miss french fries, beans, and pizza. But I do not miss the havoc it wreaks on my system. The positive is I can at least eat all the candy, sweet foods, and fatty foods that I can possibly shove down my gullet. Unfortunately, there's only so many meals of waffles and donuts I can have before my teeth start to hurt.

Edited at 2017-09-15 02:04 pm (UTC)
Urf, yes, that does sound awful. Life without pizza would be tough.

Presumably it's canned beans you can't have? And fresh beans would be okay? Or is it all beans?
Sadly, it's most beans, even soy beans and tofu. It's the protein content I have to worry about. My kidneys are prone to leaking protein, which leads to all kinds of fatigue and stomach problems. Technically I'm only supposed to have 60 milligrams (or about 3 tablespoons of peanut butter.) If I decide to save up a meal and eat pretty much nothing else that day, I can splurge on refried beans, but then there's phosophates to consider, too.

Somedays ya gotta go over one to keep the other in line. Took me forever to figure that one out, lol.

Edited at 2017-09-15 03:03 pm (UTC)
So then it was the hormonal shot from contraception that caused a lot of troubles? (Well, I'm not a fan for totally nothing of things like this because meds are always subject to the balance of the body - do the wrong thing to break that balance and there you go, the shit doesn't work. That's the typical moment when young women cry they took the pill, but they fucked somebody while being drunk or being on antibiotics for their persistent cold, which affect that compound.)

Renaming tags actually should be easy.
You use "Manage Tags" (where it is depends on which site layout you use, old a new one) and if you hover over one, then there should be a little pencil and a red X at the end of the same line. Pencil let's you enter other words, Enter should then make the change final.

If anything doesn't work at the moment, perhaps it's still due to the change to https here. That might still take a little bit then...