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I was hoping to go into town a couple of hours before my appointment today and get lunch and walk around a bit, playing Ingress, but I don't think that's going to happen. I've been sneezing violently off and on. It's raining. Oh, and I have cramps. (On one level, a period would be a good thing, but I really don't want one, not ever again. Also, it would be very difficult for the timing to be worse.)

Cordelia's best friend is home with a concussion. A laptop fell on her head at school yesterday. My assumption is that she was getting one out of the lower rack on the cart while someone else pulled out and dropped one from the upper rack. I wouldn't expect that to be a fall of more than a couple of inches, though, so maybe not. It's just that she's a very tall girl. I can't think how else a laptop would be in a position to fall on her. Even if she was seated, no one would be likely to carry a laptop high enough to drop it on her. And Cordelia said 'fell on her' rather than that someone dropped it on her.

At any rate, Cordelia wants to do something for her friend but rejected every suggestion we made. I'm going to email the girl's mother to ask if there's anything she'd enjoy. If the mother suggests something, I think Cordelia will feel more comfortable with it than she does if we, her parents, suggest things.

Oh, I know! Every time Cordelia visits her friend wants her to bring a particular DVD. A copy of that would probably be a great gift.

Scott's mother called in the middle of my planned nap time yesterday morning. She was taking a walk while Scott's father was at rehab (for heart trouble) and wanted to chat with someone during it. She's very disappointed that my c-PAP isn't making me feel better. Hers apparently did, right away. I explained that, while I wear it, I sleep like Cordelia was six months old and sick and sleeping in the next room. As of tomorrow, it'll be three weeks since I got the dratted thing.

Scott's of the opinion that three weeks is long enough that I should have adjusted and that, since I haven't, I need to talk to someone at the sleep disorders clinic. I'm not sure what they'd have to offer. I don't think it's the specific gear so much as any gear at all. I sleep better when I take Ativan, but I really can't do that every night.

I wrote 1500 words last night but still haven't managed to start my NPT story. I realized after talking to a friend that I was focusing on the wrong character. That other character still needs to be featured prominently, but there's another character who, when I talk about my ideas, is more pivotal. Since that other character was also requested, shifting focus makes sense.

Date: 2017-05-25 02:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lunabee34
I'm sorry the cpap isn't working for you. I think it would be really hard for me to get over having anything on my face.

Date: 2017-05-25 04:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angrboda
A colleague of mine is still struggling with a concussion that she got from bending over to pick up something she'd dropped on the floor and whacked her forehead on the edge of the table, so it doesn't really take much to get one if your luck is particularly bad that day.

I hate to be a party-pooper on your DVD idea, but with a concussion she probably won't be supposed or able to be watching anything at all. No reading or listening to audiobooks or anything. I think asking the girl's parents first is the best idea because they'll know what the doctor said to do.

Date: 2017-05-26 03:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kyrielle
I've heard from other people who got a c-PAP that a particular style of one - the way it fitted their face or whatever - made it worse, and that switching face masks in particular made a difference. Please, please reach out to the sleep clinic. The worst they can say is that they don't have any more suggestions.

Date: 2017-05-27 12:59 am (UTC)
evalerie: Valerie (Default)
From: [personal profile] evalerie
I agree with Kyrielle -- please please talk to the sleep clinic.

Date: 2017-05-27 12:58 am (UTC)
evalerie: Valerie (Default)
From: [personal profile] evalerie
Did you ever find out how the laptop fell on Cordelia's friend's head? Just curious! Poor kiddo -- that must have really hurt.

Date: 2017-05-27 03:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] evalerie
Ouch!!!

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