If yesterday was recovery day from my three good days, today is RECOVERY day. Woke up in major pain, just wanted to go back to sleep, but I am really working hard at not just couching now that I’ve had a sort of reprieve from the miseries of last week. So got up, fed Miss G, ate a bowl of cereal, and THEN laid back down and had a nap. Up now, but even though the two tylenol are working, they are not seriously working, so everything still hurts, just not as badly. Hobbling around. A friend I rarely get to see is possibly coming Thursday, so hoping to really be recovered by then. That’s the thing with fibro. The pain turns up much later and can sometime last for weeks or months based on one episode of having a good day. Delayed Pain Response accompanied by Really Screwed Up Pain Response. Fun times.
So here I am reading my emails, and this is a quote from a book review. Earthseed by Octavia E. Butler “When American society collapses under the weight of climate change, capitalism, and corporate greed,…” This was a book published in 1993. Oh, the prescience. Not even thirty years later, and isn’t that exactly what is happening? Corporate greed has ballooned, capitalism is completely out of control, and if you think the climate is not changing, well you need to look around you a bit harder than you have been. Actually, you don’t have to look hard at all. It’s obvious everywhere. And people. People have just lost their minds. Can you imagine this kind of protests over the polio vaccine? The smallpox vaccine? Seriously, WTF people? Of course, when these were saving people’s lives, there wasn’t easy access to so many brain-washing miss-information outlets, like you know, Fox News, Joe Rogan, and the Orange Disgrace and his minions. Free speech is one thing, but this deliberate assault on reason for profit is abhorrent, and to give it a pass as ‘free speech’ seem to me to be a crime in itself.
And more on the subject: I have been trying since late November to get an appointment with a rheumatologist, and still no luck. This is the place I have been going to for years. No appointments available. Two month wait to see my new primary care doctor. Then there is the grocery store. My homemaker shops at one store, and my friends sometime shop at different one in another town. Neither store has a regular deli anymore. No ‘scoop me out half a pound of ham salad, please’. Ham salad or any other deli item is pre-weighed and pre-packaged. No tubs of anything. Half the items in the sale flyer just do not exist on the shelves or refrigerated sections or frozen sections. The food supply has never, in my memory, been this disrupted. Prices are skyrocketing while corporate profits are SERIOUSLY sky-rocketing. Hmmmm. The western US is in the most serious drought in 1200 years, so I have been reading lately. This means food supplies will dwindle. From here:
“This will undoubtedly impact prices across the food and agriculture supply chain in the months to come, given that California’s $54 billion agriculture industry provides over 400 key commodities, including a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture.”
I’m not saying it isn’t looking good, but seriously, it isn’t looking good. Meanwhile those two or three rich white guys are getting richer literally by the millions every SECOND. Something need to be done, but somehow I can’t see that happening, and I wouldn’t know what to do about it anyway. Anybody? Please?
On the bright side, it is a beautiful but freezing (18 degrees F) sunshiney, clear blue sky kind of day. What’s not to love. Winter. Of course there is the two thirds dead mini-mall that is my only view, cause all my windows look out on it. Time for lunch. 🙂