I'm doing a bit better. The Dr has raised the Effexor back up a tad. She felt that I wasn't tolerating coming down (lower doses) quite so fast. I suppose that's the clinical way of looking at it. Day 3 since I went back up and no crying spells. This shit is bad... Of all the psycotropic meds I've been on in my life (and there's a loooooong list of them, trust me) this one is the scariest. Miss a dose and you're a horrible person. Miss 2 doses and finger nails start digging in while you rock back and forth. Miss 3 doses and razor blades become your best friend. Cut your dose in half for 2 weeks
and you're somewhere between 1 and 3... Bad, bad shit. Ugh. Alló and rykujin have been keeping very close watch on me during all this, so rest easy. I knew it was going to be bad going into this stepping down, but sheesh.
Well, my neighbor who had been supplying me with free wireless has moved. I'm bummed. Not because I lost wireless, but because he was the one Russian (?) who was very nice and actually chatted with me. I hope he and his wife prosper in North Carolina. He's a good guy.
Losing the wireless was annoying, but I knew it would happen sooner or later. I broke down and got cable modem. I'm now with Comcast, 16mb download. I must have really intimidated the poor sales droid. I kept asking questions, guarenteed rates, upload rates, filters, etc. Normally it should be $69/mo but I'm getting it at $43/mo. =) Sometimes it really pays to confuse people I guess. =) The best part was not only did my install tech arrive at the early end of the 'time window' (1-5pm), but SHE kicked ass. Oh yeah. 2 chicks geeking out making the guys completely lost as we chatted about fiber, plasma welders, subnets, and the like. She seriously rocked.
I've been keeping myself occupied with the quilt I'm making my niece. It's a nice light summer quilt It's a crazy quilt patchwork on top made with spring-y greens and yellows in calicos and solids, a flannel middle and some really nice 400 thread count Ferguson plaid on the bottom. I know. I know. Plaid?! BUT! In my defense, it's the nicest cotton fabric I have. It's soooo soft against the skin and I figure she's not going to be looking at the bottom all that much. I've washed it 2 times while it was all pinned together to check for shrinkage, and I've started to actually quilt it by hand. That's the part I'm most proud of. I've never actually quilted before (piece work =! quilting) so I'm pleasantly surprised how well I'm doing for a noob. I have a large New Grange circle in the center and now I'm putting spirals the rest of the way around the outside. I think my brother will be amused. (She is, after all, a new Grange ;-) Once it's done, I'll put photos up.
I guess I'll sign off for now. 1/2&1/2 has the right idea....