24 September, 2008

Stuff I Could Do Without

This is a meme that's been making the rounds lately, and since I just got back from a somewhat relaxing vacation and need to post something, here 'tis.

TEN THINGS THAT ANNAHAM COULD TOTALLY DO WITHOUT (ranked in order from least annoying to most egregious, though there are some near the middle of the list that rankle me equally):

10. Lint and other unsavory things that have somehow made a permanent home on my kitchen's linoleum floor (and won't budge)

09. Winston, ever the scamp dog, crapping in the house for the 3,347th time

08. Mysterious headaches and/or stomachaches

07. Epic, painful-to-witness stupidity from people whom I thought were above all of that (Shakes has a great explanation of such an incident here)

06. Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin

05. John McCain

04. This kind of shit

03. Having that "sinking" feeling and not knowing why

02. Being out of pain meds when I really, really do need them

01. Terrible fibro pain--culminating in an attack where my body feels like it is under a crapton of burning coals--right before school and work start up again!


ouyangdan said...

I'm w/ ya on 1-08, but I have no dog to crap in my house or linty linoleum flooring...

but I will raise you my rheumatologist saying that he "never said" I have fibro, despite it being all over my medical record.

Hope you feel better, soon. Take care of you!

Gary said...

Would you consider mentioning my newly-published memoir on your blog? I would be happy to exchange blog feeds as well.

Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio was recently released by The University of Iowa Press.

The memoir is a history -- an American tale -- of my fifty year wheelchair journey after being struck by both bulbar and lumbar poliomyelitis after a vaccine accident in 1959. The Press says Seven Wheelchairs gives "readers the unromantic truth about life in a wheelchair, he escapes stereotypes about people with disabilities and moves toward a place where every individual is irreplaceable."

Other reviewers have called Seven Wheelchairs "sardonic and blunt," "a compelling account," and "powerful and poetic."

I hope you can mention Seven Wheelchairs on your blog. We all live different disability stories, I know, but perhaps if you find the memoir worthwhile, you might want to recommend the book to others who are curious about what polio or disability in general.

Of course, the book is also available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Gary Presley www.garypresley.com
SEVEN WHEELCHAIRS: A Life beyond Polio
Fall 2008 University of Iowa Press