A Quick (and Very Tired) Update

God. I am so tired. I was finally re-prescribed Eliquis last week and it was like turning off a faucet–within 12 hours of the first pill, I swear to God. One which is still kind of leaky. But the leaking is slowing down a lot (like a lot a lot) so I’m going to start tapering down on the progesterone tomorrow. I’m just exhausted. I am still anemic–my hemoglobin was at 11 just before my appointment for my final Injectafer infusion....

November 1, 2022 · 6 min · 1131 words

As If Things Couldn't Get Worse

Meaning, that is, I almost bled to death the week before last. Content warning: Medical Grossness. Things stabilized a bit after the Mirena was in place and I was on 20mg of Provera every day, but it didn’t last. I was able to go to Capclave, which was wonderful. Got to see friends and opine on panels and did I mention that I got to see friends? Friends are the best...

October 23, 2022 · 11 min · 2184 words

Hot Minute

It’s been a hot minute, hasn’t it? A lot’s been going on. Let’s see if I can summarize. Health Stuff: It took a bunch of insurance ping-pong to get the Mirena ordered; my insurance uses CVS Specialty for those things, but for some reason they bounced it to AllianceRx, which is Walgreens’s specialty pharmacy. Then two days before the Mirena was due to go in, the Liletta apparently yeeted itself out of my body and let us just say that there was more blood than I ever want to see ever again....

October 6, 2022 · 5 min · 933 words