Failures of Consequence

So I heard this morning that once again our loving dicta… ahem… government wishes to double down on the so-called “war on drugs”. Again. Which leaves me thinking that the persons making this alleged decision are dumber than the average rock – or even the below-average rock – because the “war on drugs” has been Read More…

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You might be a writer if

you read something and immediately find yourself thinking they did it wrong and building the story you think it should have been you think in narrative your characters are more real to you than the people you work with in your day job …and not just because you know them better your spouse/partner knows better Read More…

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One Day Plus One Pill Later

I’m not all the way back to Kate-normal yet, but I’m getting there. No lurking headache and no fuzzy-headedness for a start, plus I actually have a few spoons left after work where most of the last week I’ve been struggling to make it through work. It’s quite remarkable the difference that one little pill Read More…

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Finally!

The narcolepsy meds arrived in today’s mail. Let us all give thanks for our blessings, since this means I won’t be driving unmedicated and I won’t be staggering through the day half-asleep. For those who aren’t familiar with the impact of narcolepsy, without meds I operate roughly at the level of someone coming off about Read More…

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Still Waiting

According to the mail order pharmacy it’s been shipped. It just hasn’t reached our mailbox yet. I’m managing at work – thankfully we’re not in one of the crazy-times, because I don’t think I could manage that. The rather more sedate pace I’ve got at the moment is challenging enough. Not helped by the shortage Read More…

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Another Day Without

No meds yet. According to the mail order pharmacy, they’ve been shipped. So I’m counting the days as it were. Meanwhile, expect snark. This kind of low-grade headache + tired + fuzzy-head means my “suitable for society” filters are gone, which in turn means I will say precisely what I think without bothering to try Read More…

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Day two sans wake-up meds

The constant tiredness I can live with. That’s quasi-normal for a narcoleptic anyway. It’s the way I’ve got a semi-permanent low-grade headache and feel like my head’s been stuffed with cotton wool that I hate most. It totally screws with my reaction time and perceptions So yeah, the DEA can collectively fuck itself with a Read More…

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Stupid rules

I’m narcoleptic. This means I need medication to be more or less awake during the day. Said medication is one of the more heavily restricted ones – not as bad as Xyrem, which I’ve avoided because of the difficulties being on a medication that’s functionally GHB (including heaven help you if you’re ever found with Read More…

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Just. Don’t

Obviously I need to get better at posting regularly. In the meantime, a very short one to point out that if you as an author are tempted to get into a virtual dick-measuring contest with another author for any reason, don’t. This is especially true if you are slagging the other author in order to Read More…

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