January 14th, 2013

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I have mostly recovered from the deathplague, which made the prospect of my return to work last week entirely moot. Tomorrow I have a neurology appointment, after which I will report back and see what happens. I am hoping to be able to return soon because I am getting BORED. There's only so much X-Men one person can read.

In between bouts of getting angry at the newspaper, today we played a game of Illuminati, with this custom card.

We also played, the five of us, our first 3 games of Risk Legacy. After the third game we opened one of the packs of extra rules and cards.

I was looking for a new boardgame anyway, as it's been a year or two since I bought a new one for the Pembury Tavern), but Kieron Gillen reviews it here, and that piece is what tipped me over the edge into deciding to buy it. It is everything he says it is, I can't imagine playing another board game when we that set of five people assembled. But no, we're not keeping it in the pub. That would be far too much like sharing someone's sex toys.

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Well, that was supremely pointless.

I am asked some basic questions about my medical history, and examined in a manner that involved no more equipment than a hammer. I mentioned most of the main points that have been scaring me. The general attitude of the consultant was "why are you even here?"

Apparently sleeping better and taking less painkillers will fix my problem with not being able to sleep and being in constant pain. i.e. the same answer the neurologist I saw in the early 2000s came up with. No further referrals, no follow-up, no scans, no tests, just a big fuck-off letter to GP saying that I wasted his time.

WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK I HAVE BEEN TRYING INTERMITTENTLY FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS. THIS SET OF SYMPTOMS IS NEW. IT IS SCARY. I GET PAINS IN THE JOINTS THAT CANNOT BE ADEQUATELY ACCOUNTED FOR BY STRESS OR SHIT THAT I NEED TO TAKE PAINKILLERS FOR. I HAVE NOT BEEN SATISFACTORILY ASSURED THAT SOMETHING LIKE EPILEPSY OR VASCULITIS (WHICH YOU WILL REMEMBER WAS ON MY MRI SCAN THAT THE CONSULTANT REFUSED TO CONSIDER OF ANY IMPORT) HAS BEEN RULED OUT.

I am going to prove this one and for all by doing what he says. This will mean not being functional for quite a while. Funtimes!