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[Aug. 23rd, 2014|01:55 pm]
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Prednisone seems to be leading the side-effect race, particularly with wakefulness. Awake late, awake early. I dozed through the mid morning, and i am somewhat out of it now. I decided to eschew caffeine, which may be part of this splitting headache.

We watched Gravity Friday night, which had me pondering whether the debris cloud issue was real (very plausible, it seemed) and whether we could effectively lock ourselves in our planet with our debris. Today i find the description of the Kessler syndrome. The original article presenting the issue describes a belt, so i presume we are far more likely to just make particularly useful and inexpensive orbits unsafe than totally deny ourselves access to space (barring that intention). It also seems that the cascade of collisions would not occur over the timescale of the movie.

The lake, it turns out, is Lake Powell, rendered unrecognizable with greenery from computer graphics.


Last night's ride woke us up, and i could hear buildings shaking. I tweeted promptly, remembering the first medium sized quake i experienced in the bay area. This time, even with the very massive Edward, there was no way to mistake that shaking for a cat jumping on the bed. My goal was to get back to sleep as soon as possible, so after filling out "Did you feel it," i did my sleep ritual and managed to even sleep in.

I am looking for any notes of the 2007 5.4 Earthquake. I remember it vividly. I seem to have no notes in LJ, none in my elainegrey twitter account, and i can't go back that far in my elaine grey twitter account. Ah! The date is in UTC: here's my LJ entry.


I've received several emails from my distressed staff member. He's concerned about how he can't remember what he said, and is clearly obsessing over the event. He's been dealing with something he has identified as a health problem for several months. I am impressed at how it seems no doctor has said, "do you think you might be depressed?" to his presenting symptoms of low energy and lack of motivation. On the other hand, i think he would dismiss that all together: he seems to be very dismissive of emotions. With his concern over his mental gaps of the conversations on Thursday he's now reporting he's going to see a psychiatrist.


I continue to rest. But i'm having tea this morning since i got plenty of sleep overnight.


From: mopalia
2014-08-24 05:52 pm (UTC)
Just for the record, note that the signs of depression are pretty much the same for low thyroid (with a few bonuses thrown in). As an older female, everything I say to doctors is usually ignored, but depression is often the easy diagnosis. My "depression" has resulted in a 4 hour operation, removal of a parathyroid gland, removal of a thyroid gland, and major adjustments of thyroid meds (twice), all on different occasions. I haven't been depressed. Make sure your co-worker gets a decent physical with extensive blood work in addition to mental help.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2014-08-24 08:40 pm (UTC)
He is getting lots of physical attention: lots of bloodwork, MRIs, etc. It is EXACTLY that with women the immediate response is usually first to go to depression or anxiety, etc. Grr.

I am happy to say that i have had my thyroid well monitored despite the longstanding depression diagnosis.
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