Monday, April 02, 2007

Monday PVC kinky corsets? Welcome to "screwed up girl town!"

Oh darn, Monday again, eh? Normally this is where I would show you lots of scantily clad goth/kink girls along with a few nudie pic of girls posing with bats and gothic castles. That is because it allows me to talk about all the great clothes I am buying (think corsets, think kinky, think weird knee high boots, think "wet look" pvc, think plaid skirts!) and it gets you in a lot of trouble at work when your boss walks by and think you are surfing porn and you have to convince her/him that I am supposedly a respected writer.

Alas, the problem is that I spend most of Sunday on Oxygen playing the Yes/No “go to the hospital game” and Monday and Tuesday I am deep in medical territory (where the only person who has to be on time is me it seems). I am getting some test results back Monday but I can say right now that the results are bad. Why? If there was some meds to help me, they would have prescribed them as soon as they found out. That leaves “We’ve found nothing, on to the next test to see if you THIS rare condition” or “We found something; I hope you haven’t locked into a 1 year car contract recently.” Fun, eh?

Instead I will leave you with a few videos to amuse you until I can return to tear up some more sacred texts/world opinions/proper grammar. The first is from Air, which is listed as the “saddest anime ever made.” But strangely is put to an “uplifting” song. I have watched this video about 400 times this last six weeks. This does not mean I am about to rent “Pollyanna” or start talking about “positive thoughts making smiles.” Get a grip! Plot is puppeteer guy comes to town which should be named “Screwed up girl town” since it is inhabited with MANY screwed up girls. There is the blue haired girl who has a ribbon on her wrist which she believes if she keeps it on will grant her magic; actually her mother put it on her to stop her self harming (That bandage on my arm this week put there by Linda…don’t know what you are talking about). There is quiet girl with dead sister (don’t go there), and then the girl with blonde hair who is slowly wasting away and lives life alone because anyone who gets close to her starts to suffer the physical pain she does (Gee…this anime really speaks to me somehow). Her mother and the guy try to get close and suffer consequences. Linda watched the last few episodes and said she could relate to mother trying to be calm and dealing with pain and situations and flipping out as soon as she leaves the room. She related to the pain of watching someone you love suffer (blonde hair girl is transferred to a wheelchair toward the end of the series). Oh and did I mention it has a GIRL WITH WINGS. Sorry, that’s just one of my “things”. Anyway, I hope you can find some solace in it as I did/do – though maybe more in a normal and not so screwed up “Oh, I’ve done that too” sort of way (ask me about my wings sometime).


Okay, then there is the video I watch to “perk me up,” like when I need to have fantasies about getting back into my epee uniform and wheeling down to the Y and challenging everyone there, regardless of the fact that I can’t back up or advance (just MORE of a challenge, no?). Or to get me through a tough series of heart “attacks” (sharp double or erratic beats at very high speeds that last a few seconds but can come in a series which makes your body shake back and forth with some amount of screams of pain). So I watch “Listen to your Heart” – they took my favorite one off but this has version has a lot of good elements (watch it now before YouTube strikes again!). Girls kissing girls: check; naked girls kissing girls; double check: girls with eye patches and guns; check: cool lesbians on motorcycles: check, girls screaming in pain; check; girls “on a mission” diving off buildings to almost certain death: check; and girls with SWORDS; triple check. All the elements are there – plus lots of lesbian love and a great techno beat that makes me go: “I’m cured, hand me my epee, I am going to climb a mountain” and then the song ends and my body goes “Oh no you’re not!” Still fun for 3.5 minutes, right?


When I get back I will tell you all about how my physiotherapist sort of yelled at me about how, “her clients don’t WEAR high heels with their wheelchairs” (I was working up to the 5.5 inch heel kink boots), and strange moments of silence when she had to hold the phone away so I couldn’t hear her laughing. I think that was went I assured her with a laugh that, no, I wasn’t going to be wearing a dress....I was going to be wearing a PVC skirt with cincher and corset. I am tired of waiting for certain aspects/people in society to be nice to me; from now on, they either will lust for me or fear me. More on that later....

8 comments:

kathz said...

I'm confused about the physiotherapist's objection to wearing high heels when you're using a wheelchair. I remember being told (and telling my daughter) "But you can't walk in those". Go for the very high heels - scarlet or purple if you like. I would. And I hope you look fabulous at the hospital - and that the news is good after all.

Penny Painkiller said...

The only medical reason that I can think of for objecting to high heels in the wheelchair is if they alter the position of your legs to the point where it becomes uncomfortable to sit with your feet on the legrests. Other than that, I've noticed that some people think that people in wheelchairs have no business trying to look good, seeing as how they're disabled an "no longer viable on the meat market". To these people I say: "Eat bootleather!"

That last video you posted was funny, since the song was originally made by Roxette, a band from my homeland Sweden :-D I have a vague feeling that it may have featured on the soundtrack of "Pretty Woman"... anyway. I too would like to be able to conjure swords from the palms of my hands! At the very least, it could prove helpful while commuting on public transportation...

If you like bladed weaponry, you might want to look at http://www.coldsteel.com/specialtyitems.html or http://www.unitedcutlery.com/ (search for Black Ronin)

Anonymous said...

Have your doctors considered Marfan syndrome?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfan

"The most serious conditions associated with Marfan syndrome primarily involve the cardiovascular system. Undue fatigue, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, racing heart beats, or pain in the left chest, back, shoulder, or arm, can bring an individual into the doctor's office."

I had a friend in Alberta with a body type similar to yours who was affected by this, except her symptoms were milder than yours.

Stephanie

Wiccachicky said...

I hope you find out some info from the doctors soon! In the meantime, enjoy your shopping spree.

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

I think a lot of "health" professionals have a lot invested in having their consultees act and look like "patients". Insisting on looking powerful just xonfuses them, which is a good thing.

Kate J said...

Love the videos! I never knew anything about anime before but my son is really into it and has shown me quite a lot (generally not the lesbian variety, however!) In the anime world anything is possible - girls even have wings - which is what we like about it.
I do hope your news from the hospital is OK.

GayProf said...

They don't call it "practicing medicine" without a reason. Doctors are often just using trial and error.

I hope they find a real solution soon!

Elizabeth McClung said...

Thanks for the comments, the doctors are giving up for now - at least until the specialist have time - I however am not - so, I guess I will become the "bad patient" but hopefully the "bad but alive patient" - Sorry I haven't had time to comment more, I really do appreciate everyone who comes to the site and spends the energy to comment - I have just been too busy being shuttled here and then and then sleeping - I'm sorry, I work harder tomorrow!