Three Years and Counting

Three Years and Counting

Falling asleep is incredibly difficult for me these days. Once I get to sleep, I'm fine, but getting there--oof. There are nights it takes me 3 hours to get to sleep. One of the things I do as I toss and turn in bed, trying to get comfortable, trying to turn off my anxiety, is compose elaborate blog posts and essays which never get written. Except for this...

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Saltiness and Other Topics

Saltiness and Other Topics

Things about which I am salty, an unordered list: WordPress. They did something with one of the recent updates that makes the featured image appear at the top of the post, even if it was already there. It might be a problem with my template. I am mad about it either way. I fixed a bunch of the recent posts, but you stalkers who are reading my archives,...

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What Comes Next

What Comes Next

So I've made a decision or three. Decision the first: I'm applying for SSDI instead of looking for a new job. The main reason for this is that FMLA doesn't apply unless I work for a company with >50 employees, work for them a year, and work more than 1,250 hours (60% of full time). My health simply isn't stable enough for me to manage that. I have too...

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Could I possibly catch a break now?

Could I possibly catch a break now?

Oof. The last three months. A few days after my last post, I ended up back in the hospital with E. coli again. I was inpatient for a week and a half and was sent home with IV antibiotics. Thanksgiving week, I went to Jefferson for an ERCP for a pancreatic stent placement. It went well. Finished up the course of IV antibiotics, and a week later, back in the...

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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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Look, I know it’s crass, but I’m unemployed and not going to have an income until my SSDI goes through and who knows when that’ll be, so here’s some wishlists in case you want to buy me something. I try to keep them reasonably up to date.

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