My face.

Monday, 23 May 2011 10:16 pm
rosiedoes: (Me: Glasses)
Seeing as I just updated my layout to feature my new nerdglasses, here they are in action. Two pics: one because it's nice, and one because you can actually see my glasses properly. :\

Incidentally, the lower pair of glasses in this icon are [ profile] shiny_starlight's. It's an homage to the Two Ronnies.


Sunday, 5 September 2010 10:15 pm
rosiedoes: (Sherlock: John!Unpleased)
I'm currently on a 12 hour fast before a blood test tomorrow morning.

The annoying thing is that I have a really bad cough, which I know will affect the results and mean I have to have another round of blood tests in a couple of weeks.

Going to go to bed in a minute but work tomorrow is going to be miserable. So much to get done and nowhere near enough time to do it.
rosiedoes: (Sherlock: 3 Patch Problem)
So, my knee was fine until I fell on it really heavily three times at practice today. Over all, it was a good practice, but now my leg feels really quite pathetic and feeble. Coming out of the gym it felt like it was just going to give way (which, given the problems with the quadriceps insertion is a possibility).

I also have a cold, right now. I'm exhausted and frankly feel physically quite miserable. I hope I'm better by Saturday, as Vicky is coming down to visit properly for the first time in about five years.

Unfortunately, I see a hell of a lot of non-weekends in my future. I will be so glad when the office move is over with.

Also, I still have patches of that rash. I can't wait for my blood test on Monday, so I can have some answers. Mind you, it took them weeks and five instances of blood taking to get anything, last year. *head desk*

I hope this gets sorted soon. I'm so tired of being ill.
rosiedoes: (Mood: Remember)
Just bought this image as a canvas almost 3ft wide for our living room:

Sooo pretty. Poppies and forget-me-nots are my favourite flowers and we decided to get poppies to go with the canvas triptych of 'Bastogne' - remembrance and all that.

The flat is really starting to feel homely. We have plans for other furniture and things (and a new TV, my God, we need one which actually shows the whole picture!) but that bookcase has made a world of difference.

I've started work on my bigbangfic - coming up to 1,000 words, but I'm struggling with the voices. Getting the voices right is hugely important in my fics and I don't feel like I've got it, yet. Maybe working on the [ profile] sherlockprompts fic I've got to do in the next couple of weeks will help; I dunno.

Could probably do with re-watching the series in its entirity, too. Oh, the trials of being a writer...
rosiedoes: (Sherlock: John!Facepalm)
Remember the bookcase? Well, between carrying the shelves for that and the the TV table, I did this to my arm:

Obviously, I'm talking about the bruise and the swelling, not the scars; that would be silly.

Well, motherfuck.

Sunday, 22 August 2010 12:30 am
rosiedoes: (Default)
Still have massive knee pain today. To the point where sometimes, while sitting on the floor at the bout (which the Goldie Lookin' Chain Gang won in the last jam by one point - go coach!) I actually had to put my hands under my knee and lift my leg to move it.

I think the other pains in my hip and foot are due to the altered gait as I've been compensating for the pain.

I think I have inflammation of the quadriceps insertion - basically where the muscle joins the patella/kneecap. It doesn't really hurt if my knee is completely folded without pressure from standing or anything, say, if I pull my knee up to my chest while sitting; but that moment when you push up to get up from a chair or step up a step is really painful. Like, actually cry-out painful. This would be why I had to roll off the sofa to get up the other night.

Clearly, I should have bought those knee supports I'd intended to get this month.

The bout was great, though. I was really impressed by Sin D Doll and Jack Attack and it was lovely to see [ profile] scoobygang63, briefly - she was doing trackside maintenance for the Rockin' Rollers, which is awesome. I'm so glad she's got into roller derby.

I would have liked to have gone on to the afterparty but Sharon was keen to get home and she was on my Network Railcard, so I had to go with her. Never mind. By the time I did get home and got my pyjamas on, the monitoring station called to say that the intruder alarm had gone off at the office, so [ profile] shiny_starlight and I had to get dressed and get a taxi to Hove to investigate and reset it. Nobody had been in - I checked the door system - which is kind of weird.

I'm really glad to be home, though; and super glad I don't have to be at work in the morning. I think I'd about have to kill myself if I did.

Good moaning.

Friday, 20 August 2010 07:44 am
rosiedoes: (Mood: Facepalm)
Woke up with swollen knees but less stabby pain and then discovered someone posting about why her - ADMITTEDLY WILDLY OOC - Irene Adler is the Sherlock OTP, even though she hasn't appeared in the series AT ALL, yet.

It's going to be a long day, folks.
rosiedoes: (LJ: Freetime)
I feel like I'm slacking, not having started my fic, yet.

I haven't really had any inspiration, yet - I've got the ideas, but not the framework. Some of my best fics have come from prompts (see: Hedonism), but those are far from forthcoming, unless I want to write porn. Which, incidentally, I do not.

I'm so exhausted lately, that I barely have the energy to think about these things at all...

God, I need a job with reasonable hours. I get in later now than I did living in London. It takes me longer to get home 1.7miles than it did 6 miles in London. What the shit is this, Brighton?

Plus, the ridiculous migrating joint pain has settled; at all my major joints, but mostly my knees, which now experience a sharp, radiating pain whenever I stand up, sit down or use stairs. Really, it's just in the moment in which pressure is put on the knee to bend at the right angle or take the weight but it is absolutely excruciating. I almost cried trying to get off the sofa and had to hop down the steps on the bus earlier (because at that point, right knee had not set in).

The left knee set in randomly at work this afternoon. Right elbow has been painful for days, but this morning it was so bad I didn't have the control to brush my hair and had to do it left handed.

I swear to God, it's like my body is deliberately fucking with me.

I'm going to go to sleep, if I show signs of stirring, in the morning, please smother me. Thanks.
rosiedoes: (LJ: Freetime)
A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.
C. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it." Fuck off.

1. If I walk a route regularly, I have an obsessive compulsion to always cross roads at exactly the same point, even if there's no crossing provided. The point at which I cross is usually dictated according to the route I took the first time.

2. I have restless legs, so I spend a lot of time jiggling my knees and feet. This has caused a series of plastic footrests to snap in half at work and a rather awkward creaking when I'm trying to get to sleep.

3. I'm allergic to tuna. So allergic that touching it gives me a rash and smelling it makes me throw up.

4. I'm also allergic to apples.

5. My left pinkie and ring finger overlap at the knuckle, making it uncomfortable to the point of impossibility to wear rings on either finger.

6. I never forget a face. I can pick out bit-part actors I haven't seen in ten years when they randomly appear on Canadian Sci-Fi shows as space marines other programmes.

7. I have my entire funeral planned out and ensured that my next of kin, bff and housemate, [ profile] shiny_starlight, knows all the details.

Creepy lolz.

Saturday, 10 October 2009 05:22 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Spookered)
So, next week, we're going to Ben from work's Hallowe'en-themed birthday party at a bar in town. We've all been told to go in creepy fancy dress, so I thought of the creepiest thing I could.

A ventriloquist's dummy.

Today, I did a practise run, making sure my hair would curl right and trying out the false lashes and I thought I'd share the creepiness. The pencil was kind of blunt when I did the freckles, so they're massive in this pic, but won't be on the day (I hope)...

Perhaps the creepiest thing of all is that I managed to find a pair of little girls' ankle socks with broderie anglaise trim, in a size three, that fit me perfectly...

rosiedoes: (Mood: Happy)

It's not that exciting but I wear them so rarely (and with heels - hence the way I look like I'm stretched and weird) that I thought I'd post it.

Jubekka and I have lived in Brighton for a year, today, so we're going out for dinner at a Japanese restaurant near the Pavillion. Salmon Teriyaki HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

My geek shelf

Sunday, 2 August 2009 09:49 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Geek)
So, I took a photo of this for [ profile] edgiko and I figured I'd post here for the nerdiness. It's even coded for your viewing pleasure. (Click for full size)

1. Ultimate X-Men comic collection, first 80 or so issues, bar about two.
2. Stargate: Atlantis collectors cards; virtually full set.
3. Talking Sauron.
4. Kyle Broflovski (South Park) hat.
5. Photo of semi-naked Amanda Tapping (SG:1) from Stargate Convention
6. Reproduction 'Loose Lips Might Sink Ships' propaganda, purchased in Seattle.
7. Signed FOB ticket from the night Joe told me he and Marie were engaged, before the news broke.
8. Real Canadian maple syrup, purchased in Vancouver.
9. Ticket from the FYS/New Found Glory show on my birthday, 2008, where I showed Dan my tattoo when we interviewed them. The ticket is in perfect condition because we never left after the interview.
10. Photo from Julie and my first FOB show, where we met [ profile] fadefromblack.
11. Rosie Riveter lunchtin which I purchased on Navy Pier, during the Chicago trip Lib and I won on MTV2.
12. Bottle of Molson beer with 'Big Tipper' on it. This is also a Band of Brothers reference.
13. Minature bottle of (genuine) VAT 69 from WWII. This is another Band of Brothers reference.
14. Fall Out Boy dolls. Yes. Really.
15. Modified 'Deer Crossing' roadsign. You know what it is.
16. Chicago tankards.
17. Packet of XO Ramen signed by very confused members of FOB in August 2007.
18. Packet of Rise or Die FYS pins.
19. Assorted gig/festival wristbands.
20. Lamest member gift from OCK, ever.
21. Pom pom from a Weasley hat made in Nepal.

It's nothing if not ecclectic.
rosiedoes: (FOB: Pout)
So, just so we're up to speed, the dermatologist says I need to get more sun because the red dots on my shoulders are follicular eczema... Which makes sense, because I was basically born with eczema.

And they're actually doing the full tests for the tumour in the adrenal gland (that benign one called an adenoma, that I explained before. The Extra Nipple tumour in the gland responsible for adrenalin) but if that doesn't show up, the only real option is one kind of pill intended for gastric spasms and basically also dries out the mouth and eyes so I'd have blurred vision.


Brighton Rocks.

Sunday, 26 April 2009 07:01 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Happy)
Today was a nice day (or should I say 'afternoon' seeing as I got up just before 3pm?). We went down to the beach and listened to live Reggae in the sunshine. Can't go wrong.


Tuesday, 10 March 2009 06:21 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Pizza)

Jasmine (next to Pete in the leggings) looks better than anyone else in this pic! Hahaha.

Joe looks like someone shrank him... and I'm glad they don't do massive, high-res pics anymore because that could be a hideous pic of me.

Lib - do you have the pics we took in the queue?

'Ear, 'ear!

Saturday, 7 March 2009 01:54 pm
rosiedoes: (Me: SP)
I just went up a size on my flesh tunnels... 6mm, now. Looking forward to hitting 10mm at the end of the year...
rosiedoes: (CS: Meh)
Well, I now have confirmation: I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Balls. I wanted a curable illness, goddammit! Now I'm stuck with random, foundationless symptoms forever, or medication intended for other conditions to manage it. :|

Let me start at the beginning.

After five rounds of blood tests, which basically kept coming back a bit shonky, they've figured out I'm not ill and don't have a secret lurking illness, I just have what my doctor described as "more of an immune system" which makes it look like I'm continually fighting an infection that doesn't really exist. I just have more of the little white cell jobbies all the time.

So. After leading my doctors a merry dance for the last few months, we've confirmed that I have Raynaud's.

Raynaud's is usually something you have along side other conditions - like arthritis - because it's not a disease itself, it's a syndrome (which basically means a collection of symptoms someone noticed seem to show up together and react in the same way). In me, however, it's entirely spontaneous. Theoretically, I should be glad I don't have a disease, but the problem is that Raynaud's doesn't have a cure, because you can only treat the symptoms. And no one has bothered to make a medication specifically for the condition, because no one can be bothered.

The problem with that, is that they now have to manage people's conditions with medication designed for everything else. Those who suffer more from the coldness will sometimes be given medication for high blood pressure - but that makes them glow/flush with heat all the time and can cause them to faint regularly from low blood pressure. With my condition, which is both cold and heat related, giving me that medication would just make half of it worse. So now he's trying me on the same thing that he tried on three other patients (which worked excellently on one, and not at all on the other two) which is to put me on antihistamines for a month and see what happens.

Another female patient is currently due to see a dermatologist for his feedback, and once Dr T hears what they have to say about her, he can apply the information to my condition.

Two potential therapies he's heard about on the grapevine, but in his words "sound a bit Dr Spock" are a form of botox and laser treatment to shock the capillaries or something. He's doubtful that those are widely available, but fuck, if it means it can fix my condition I'll go into trials for them.

I'm mostly just hoping that we can get the hyperhydrosis under control, because although I know most people don't even notice, I do and it makes me uncomfortable. With summer coming up, I'd like to get it sorted sooner rather than later.

Meh. It's pretty sad, isn't it, when you'd rather have the tumour than the syndrome because it'd mean you'd actually get proper treatment?

My hair. Again.

Monday, 2 February 2009 07:11 pm
rosiedoes: (Me: SP)
It wasn't that long ago that my hair was really short.

Like this:

Well. I haven't had it cut since July, and now we have this:

(click for bigger pic)

I only realised today quite how long it was!

And a couple more if anyone cares... )


Thursday, 29 January 2009 01:30 am
rosiedoes: (Mood: Fear)
Dear God, I'm so old.

I just snorted at the TV and muttered, "Put a skirt on, love," at the Duffy video.

*head desk* Time to start wearing calf-length floral skirts with elasticated waists, I think.

Edit: *cries* I just realised that Everything I Do (I Do It For You) came out eighteen years ago.



If anyone wants me, I'll be polishing my zimmerframe.

Goddamn skin.

Monday, 26 January 2009 09:57 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Ew)
My left hand is burning so much, right now.

I don't know if I hurt it cooking dinner - I don't remember burning it - or if it's from scooping up chillis and them getting onto the parts of my hand that are still new skin from where it's been peeling recently (which sounds really gross food-wise, but there's no skin peeling now - just new skin that was exposed when it was peeling).

It started at my fingertips and has spread down to my palm, though, so I'm guessing it's not. I've run them under cold taps and tried washing them but nothing helps.

I swear to God, they better figure out what's wrong with me soon, because this is getting sliiiiightly fucking annoying, now.

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