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T; Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor canon-divergent AU; Rick/Evy/Ardeth, 5600 words. For [community profile] not_primetime.

It was a nice place to visit, but it was a really good thing they weren't actually planning to stay there. (Or: four scenes from a more than ordinarily adventurous marriage.).

Here's to Retirement

(Linked @ the AO3 Not Prime Time archive; written for [personal profile] dreamiflame)

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Jul. 11th, 2017 05:02 pm
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holy shit

Last night I was like, nah, you're seeing things, wishful thinking, etc, but after treatment #2? The cords really ARE shrinking, dramatically so.

"Stops progressing" would have been a good outcome. Actual reversal happens in a minority of cases, almost always in patients who treat it very early. I'm SO FUCKING GLAD I insisted on going as aggressive as possible. Even if I wind up with more chronic pain out of it, I'll keep use of my hands for a fuck of a lot longer, thank ANYTHING THAT WAS LISTENING

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Jul. 11th, 2017 01:25 am
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First dose of radiation done, out of five (once per day this week). Aside from 20 minutes of "shitting cockgoblin fuckmuppet" pain levels just now, which did die down to just a slightly elevated from normal "ow ow ow ow ow", it was fairly uneventful! Holding the position required for the treatment is worse than the actual treatment, which is basically "the machine goes click whirr for 45 seconds".

So curious to see what happens in six weeks. The way this works, you see, is by activating all the dormant spots so the second round can nuke them in 12 weeks...

So it's been a while!

Jul. 11th, 2017 10:43 am
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Not dead! Just busy, and posting on other platforms when I actually remember to interact with the world. :P

This is the brief version of the "what has been happening with Mel" update, to be followed by a more detailed explanation of various bits and pieces as opportunity presents.

- My gardening and fishkeeping adventures in the aquaponics setup in my homemade hoop house have produced one heck of a lot of tomatoes, leafy greens, and other vegetables and continue to be tons of fun.

- The cats continue to be furry rulers of all they survey. Holly keeps coming up with new ways to steal my yarn.

- The Handsome Hubby had a total hip replacement not quite two weeks ago. This one is going to get a very detailed post all to itself; highlights will include his surgeon saying "Wow, I'm amazed you can still walk" when he saw the 'before' X-rays, and the many virtues of keyhole surgery. For now I'll just say he was home in four days and is already down to using just one crutch more than half the time. Woo!

- We joke that he's beta-testing the surgeon for me, because once he's through his physio and able to drive again, I'm going to book MY hip replacement. Turns out that if psoriatic arthritis decides to go after your hip joint, it does a very good job of pretending to be osteoarthritis. (Surgeon on seeing my X-rays: "Oh yeah, you've got definite bone degradation here, and look, you can see how you've lost most of your cartilage space. See all these little pits in the bone, that's very characteristic of psoriatic arthritis...")

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