My brain is back in that space where it almost hurts to think. When I work, normally, it's as if I've projected everything I'm keeping in play out into space around me. I move around in that space, project the future, translate from code to action or visuals, and otherwise manipulate information in my head … Continue reading Brain Fog
Not a lot phases me and I generally don't care how people judge me, my clothing, my cane, and many other things ... But a few things, I've discovered I am very sensitive about. Some I have been lucky enough to avoid (such as using a wheelchair -- I decided not to get one, but exploring … Continue reading Personal limits
One of the most frustrating things about this illness is the unpredictable nature of its flare-ups. Even without flare-ups, the illness is unpredictable: one month I am dizzy each time I stand up, almost to the point of blacking out, the next I have to wear sunglasses and a hat indoors if the lights are … Continue reading Managing Lyme’s Unpredictability
How did all of this impact my ability to work this semester? I've already described how I took a week of for rest and research in October. But the impact on my semester was much more pervasive than a single week off from work. Starting in mid September, I realized that I simply was not … Continue reading A full time job on a half time schedule?