If you elicit pain, then it’s less likely a person will be able to express what is desired, other than the alleviation of discomfort. So don’t keep yelling, “What do you want?!” at them when they’re still reeling.

The intermittent shocks, burns, and stabs that constitued past neuropathic pain have resurfaced. The joke in the office was that I could go home and just pop some pain meds, while I’m thinking to myself how none of those work anymore.

It should only take 6 months for this adhesive to work out of my hair. That will be my fault, of course.

I should be grateful for any modicum of stability being jeopardized, I suppose.

Alright, I’ve vented. Moving on. Time for beneficial distractions!