Some Positive News, For Once

Some Positive News, For Once

Item the first: my follow up blood cultures are back and I no longer have bacteria in my blood! Yay! Item the second: I had an appointment with my endocrinologist's practice earlier this week and they're going to start the process for an insulin pump! I have my first education appointment with one of their educators on Friday! Once I get the pump, I'll...

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Still Too Broken to Fix

Still Too Broken to Fix

This is going to be a boring-ass health update. Things are annoying and frustrating, but not acute. I spent a week in the hospital a few weeks back; I woke up in the wee hours of a Monday morning shaking so much that I could barely talk and after I threw up the three swallows of Crystal Light (don't @ me) that I tried, we toddled off to the ER. Turned out...

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George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (RageBlog Edition)

George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (RageBlog Edition)

As I said elseweb, I am thoroughly thrilled by all the folks who won Hugos tonight. I've said it before and I'll keep saying it until I no longer have a voice to speak: we are living in a golden age of science fiction and fantasy and I'm humbled to be a part of this gloriously diverse community. Science fiction and fantasy--and the people who write and...

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Hello! I'm Natalie Luhrs.

I write about books, culture, disability, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I have many opinions.

I am a two-time Hugo Award finalist, in 2017 for Best Fan Writer and in 2021 for my essay “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog Edition)” in the Best Related Work category.

Please do not offer me medical advice. I have something like 10 doctors and it’s already pretty challenging to keep up with what they want me to do. I do not have the bandwidth to process any advice that doesn’t come from one of my doctors, no matter how well meant the advice may be. Thank you!

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