Happy New Year. I’m not sure who put the new year in the middle of winter and then told us to try and be happy about that, which is why I like the Japanese custom of timing the start of the year by when the Sakura Blossoms appear. Drinking under fresh cherry tree blossoms with friends OR join the polar club where people chop holes in the ice to go swimming on New Years? I know the type of New Year I would want.
Looking back it has been a hard year, but with the friends I have meet online, as well as individuals locally, I made it to the end of the year. It seems my doctor is mystified that I stay alive: he isn’t putting in a port for an IV for the increasing lapses into light coma, or dealing with any other symptoms but is irritated a bit that I am not dying the way people with cancer usually die. While I don’t HAVE cancer, it seems medically the BC Victoria units are set up for a) Old Age and b) Cancer. That’s it. Hopefully that can change.
This blog is in the Canadian Finals for two catagories, Health and LGBTQI (GLBT as they list it). You can go HERE and make one vote per section. While the dyslexia isn’t always countered and the topics are a bit less diverse, I have tried to keep the blog more than just a ‘oh woe!’ site. I hope that between film and book recommendations, topics are raised which are the ‘taboo’ of health, and other vulnerable minorities. I hope that going out, capturing the experience in word and pictures will continue. So if you choose the Health or GLBT section and vote, I would appreciate it. Voting closes Jan 20th. Oh, and Steampunk Scholar made the finals under culture, go steampunk!
I was notified that Screw Bronze was nominated for a Health Activist Award under category, Best Kept Secret. There isn’t any voting, but if you want to be a jury member for various health blogs, apply HERE. Thank you whomever nominated it.
Okay, all that boring out of the way. One of the gifts was a book of Sex for those with disabilities (which I will review). Several posts, already written but waiting until after new year. And also, more queer blogging. As Librarian on Wheels writes both the disability and queer experience can be a lonely one. But it is one where the people who blog and comment can make a difference by sharing the personal tales, thoughts and experiences.
Looking ahead, some days, just getting to the end of the week seems a huge challenge, but I have booked for Sakura-con. That’s a goal. While my edema goes on, my torso, face, and rest of the body are quite thin with lowered body fat. A little fuzzy tail and ears would honestly help out. I simply burn too hot and eat too little.
But here is to having a nice evening, a glass of water, wine or champagne. I just wish I had fireworks as like the colours and they go boom.
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