Wednesday, April 19, 2006

My Life: The Soundtrack

Opening credits: "Nobody Like You" by Limp Bizkit w/ Scott Weiland & Jonathan Davis
Waking up: "Samba" by Bebel Gilberto
Average day: "Flesh Into Gear" by CKY
First date: "Here Comes Your Man" by Pixies
Falling in love: "The Recluse" by Cursive
Love scene: "3.14" by Bloodhound Gang (You know what I really want in a girl? me!)
Fight scene: "Here Come The Bastards" by Primus
Breaking up: "These Boots" by KMFDM
Getting back together: "Wake Up" by Coheed & Cambria
We're Over For Good: "The Weather is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful" by Jimmy Buffett
"Alone" time: "My Ding A Ling" by Chuck Berry
Secret love: "I touch Myself" by Divinyls
Getting Ready To Go: "Am I Sexy" by Lords of Acid
In A Bar/Club: "Whatever Lola Wants" by Sarah Vaughan
Going to Church: "Kooler Than Jesus" by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
Experimenting With Drugs: "Can't You Trip Like I do?" by Crystal Method & Filter
Life's okay: "Hijack" by MC Chris
Being stalked: Castle Music from Super Mario Brothers 3
Mental breakdown:
Driving: "Going Out West" by Tom Waits
Traveling: "Road Trippin'" by RHCP
Watching TV: "MTV Makes Me Wanna Smoke Crack" by Beck
Learning a lesson: "Better Version of Me" by Fiona Apple
Deep thought: "Bricolage" by Bonobo
Flashback: "Touch Peel & Stand" by Travis Meeks
Walking In The Rain:
"Amelie Poulain" by Yann Tiersen
Partying: "SOS" by Rhianna
Happy dance: "Pink Panther Remix" by Fischerspooner
Good Mood: "Pandora" by The Distillery
Regreting: "Flowers On The Wall" by Statler Brothers
Long night alone: "The Rach 3" by Rachmaninoff
Death scene: "It's Over Now" by Alice in Chains
Closing credits: "Happy Ever After" by Jimmy Buffett

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Yoga and Chi Kung

In efforts to center my energy and maintain a somewhat healthy state of being, I've started doing Yoga and Chi Kung. My mother sent me "The Art of Chi Kung" "Light On Yoga" and a yoga mat. My goal for the next week is to get my space relativly under control, and centered, and work on my emotional and physical health. I've been lacking in that department lately as I've felt so incredibly run down.

Telemetry monitor

So my surgery didn't go as planned. They got in there and discovered my heart is perfectly healthy, and even though I have a heart problem, they can't find any sign of it ever existing.

I went to my cardiologist last week and he sent away for this telemetry monitor for me. He said it was this small thing that I wear, and it records my heart at all times, and in all locations. He said there was a receiver for my purse and a base station at my house where I could charge it. He said it would be shipped to my house with instructions on how to hook it up.

Well it's not at all what the doc said really. It didn't get fed-exed to me. It doesn't have instructions on how to hook it up. The one I'm on is owned by Jones Memorial Hospital here in Wellsville as opposed to the hospital that my cardiologist works for in Rochester, and I had to agree to pay $1,600 if I lose it. But I mean, can I lose this? It's attached to me.


There is no base station. There is no receiver to carry in my purse. I'm not directly connected to Strong. When I have an episode I have to push the "record" button and I can only store 3 episodes. After each episode I have to call Rochester from a land line phone, and put the phone on top of the monitor, and click send. It'll transmit it through the phone, and clear the memory.

It stays on for 30 days regardless of what happens to my heart while I'm wearing it, and I have to change the electrodes every day.

Fun fun! Can't wait!!! Oh well. I get to take it off when I shower, and I can leave it off for an hour if I'm doing something that's not intensive. The weird thing is that once I push record, I have to hold perfectly still...which probably isn't going to work, because while I walk upstairs, my heart gets funky. And when I stop walking upstairs, my heart goes back to fine within like 3 seconds. So I'm not really sure how I'm going to capture these things. And the instructions say to record *EVERY* event. But I can only store 3 events before I have to clear the memory. I'm not sure whether or not to record every single event or just fuck the minor ones and record the moderate-severe ones.

I'm pretty much stuck in a sports bra for the next month because the way it has to sit, my other bras won't hold it and my boobs at the same time.