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You are silly, but you just made an RPN joke, so I love you.

Oh hey, it's been 8 days.

me on Tolkien Hodgell Kencyrath and Christian or Jewishness
http://hoyvinglavin64.livejournal.com/183150.html?thread=371054#t371054

I had scary chest pains and went to the ER. As before, they went "meh, we don't see nothing." Today I learned about panic attacks, which can strongly resemble heart attacks. Not what I needed in life, though better than actual heart problems I guess. I'd like to say good things about MA health insurance reform but I'll wait until it's actually confirmed.

I've been in Penny and Aggie discussion -- big romantic climax for the webcomic. I'm told that S' down in Chile, age not quite 5, can play Settlers of Catan, and even won a game. I'd been reading the Bujold list more, but it's gotten out of hand recently. Went to SCA dance again, and found some ice on the way back, scraping my hands. That's why we don't walk on the south side of streets in winter. I went to a not entirely filk song circle in Waltham Friday, that was fun. I've joined a nearby gym, figuring that even if I don't have explicit heart problems I can be a lot more fit, and there's only so much walking I do in winter or biking I do in cities or running ever.

It cost $2000 to move my stuff from SF to Indiana. It will cost $2500 to move it half the distance, to Boston. Not that I shopped around, so maybe I'm getting gypped. But in 2002 diesel was $1.30, and now it's $3.50, so probably not. This is the first time I've really noticed being affected by gas prices. Also, I'm shocked at gas having been $1.30 back then; shows how we get used to things.

I'm trying to separate links posts from blog posts but this was cute:
http://pu-sama.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Hoo-VOTE-UPDATE-163575084

I've read Piper's _Paratime_, thanks to Stross mentioning it and finding a cheap copy at Boskone. Fun old stuff. I can really see it in GURPS Infinite Worlds.

Okay, back to anime. I started this just to share the RPN thing, then figured I should catch up.

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scottopic
Mar. 1st, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth, that's exactly how I discovered and endured panic attacks, ER and all. Directed cognitive-behavioural therapy and a small dose of anti-depressant + anti-anxiety helped, but of course YMMV. I didn't find out that was the deal until about 6 months of having them, I just thought it was horrible heartburn.
mindstalk
Mar. 2nd, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
So far knowledge, and some holding of deep breaths, seems to be helping. This morning I looked up Proscar side effects -- I'd started taking it again to fend off hair loss -- and note dizziness and chest swelling/tenderness on the list. O hai there.
phoenix_hawk
Mar. 1st, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
I'm coming to terms with panic attacks this week as well.

Be careful if you're on any anti-depressants, and while I have no therapuetic experiences yet, I'm looking into cognitive-behavioural as well.
mindstalk
Mar. 2nd, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Intelligent design at work! "Here's something that resembles something that'll kill you. Or maybe it *is* something that will kill you, but low grade. You don't get to know!"

Though one page made it sound like fight-or-flight revving up without cause. This might fit "exercise makes it feel better", letting the body match the mind, or some such.
phoenix_hawk
Mar. 1st, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
also, huzzah on Penny and Aggie! I was wondering where they were going last week...
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