So, um, you know when you get a scary troll on your blog? And you go and enable the "moderate comments" dealie on the blog template? And you forget to, um, type in your email address in that thingy so that the Blogger software can let you know when a comment's been posted? And none of the comments get posted, for, like, six weeks, so you think nobody's reading your stuff and you start posting titles like "BOOBIES!" and stuff?
Just be glad I'm not a programmer or proofreader, people. I figured out the comments glitch today, and let's just say boy is my face red.
It should work now. I take back all the nasty things I said about you, Blogger. It was entirely my own fault, mea culpa. And thank you, various commenters, for the nice things you've said.
On to bigger and worser things:
All you folks who have done SBD or who know patients or family members who have done it, I have a question: How do you get the freaking headaches to stop?
I'm well-hydrated, I'm eating everything I should. Last night I was in the grips of a three-day-long headache and finally ate a pita sandwich. The headache disappeared and hasn't returned since. I had a half-cup of rice today, which I think might account for that. Is this headache going to continue through the first phase of the diet? If it's that bad, should I just say to heck with it and start with Phase II? I don't eat much in the way of simple carbs anyhow, so that wouldn't be too bad.
It was bad enough yesterday that I took four ibuprofen, something I never, ever do, and the headache *still* didn't disappear. It went from "making me afraid to try to drive" to "moderately distracting". And no, I haven't cut down on caffeine. I wasn't having that much anyhow.
I can handle hunger and muscle aches and bad skin. I can handle constipation, the Plagues of Egypt, bad relationships, and traffic. I just cannot handle unrelenting headaches of near-migranous intensity. Any help would be appreciated.
In other news, since The Boys are off at the AANS conference, I'm home today, huzzah! Things will begin to pick up on Thursday, when they return, but I'll be off work then and (I hope) refinishing my dining table. The Cat and I had a little mutual-admiration society going this afternoon, so she should be able to handle being not At The Forefront of The Human's Mind for a day or so.
Note on the last big post: The song lyrics in italics are from Barenaked Ladies's "The Old Apartment" and Jackson Browne's "In the Shape of A Heart", mixed up together. "The Old Apartment" can be found on the album Rock Spectacle, while "In the Shape of A Heart" is on Lives In The Balance. You can hear lots of Browne cuts on his website, jacksonbrowne.com, which almost makes up for him being a drunken wife-beater. And for imbuing me with a lifelong *thing* for skinny dark-haired guys with dark eyes.
And that is all for now. Comments remain moderated, but now I know how to fly this bitch, so we'll do fine.