WAYBACK IS FINISHED!!!!!!
Dance dance dance, boogey down, boogey down. Yes, I am a child of the Disco Era. Get over it.
So, here I am. I have a 133,039 document. Over half of which is edited. Now what?
It has been suggested that after I have edited it all the way through, that I put it up for a novel exchange. That is where two folks with similar interests (I assume) exchange their completed novel for critiquing. Sounds painful, doesn’t it?
So, what do you think I should call it? So far I have just called it Wayback. I am considering calling it ‘Mutts from Wayback’ but there are many more critters than just mutts. Tell me what you think.
Dare #33 – 97,752 w/ 22,248 to go (120K) – ends Feb. 29th
- Jan Total – 63,977
Feb Total – 33,775
Dare #28 – 2796 w/ 1204 to go (4K) – ends Feb. 29th
- Jan Total – 2135
Feb Total – 661
Year Dare – 402,248 left to go (500K)
- 2YN – 5891
2YN notes/world – 724
Ryan’s Book – 3652 (which, by the way, he LOVES!)
- Beginning – 42,850
Middle – 48,599
Ending – 41,590
World/Notes – 225
In Real Life, I have yet another diagnosis. I have sleep apnea. You can imagine my joy and whoop-ti-do-ness levels. Since I have been spouting off numbers, here are mine: in the 5hr 19min sleep test, I stopped breathing or shallow enough to be worthless – 337 times. The average is 63 times an hour; the longest I held my breath – 33 seconds. (try it, right now, to hold your breath for 33secs. Awake, I can only make it to 15) My awake O2 saturation level was 94%; my lowest in the study was 82%. On average, my body twitched 15 times an hour, but only 2 were hard enough to cause my sleep level to elevate.
These numbers put me in the ‘severe sleep apnea’ category, according to the various sources listed below. What this means is that on March 2nd, I will have another sleep test. I will go to sleep already attached to the CPAP machine and its mask and headgear. They will adjust the pressure to make it so that I do not stop breathing. My hypothyroid can be making the sleep apnea worse, but the sleep apnea can make my hypertension worse. The twitching, the reason I went to this study to begin with, is caused by my brain trying to wake me up enough to start breathing again. Hence the whoop-ti-do level of excitement.
- NIH National Center on Sleep Disorder Research
- American Sleep Apnea Association; publication list
- WebMD pages on Sleep Apnea
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Also in Real Life, I acquired the water pump heating pad yesterday. It is amazing how well it worked to release some of the tension in my neck. I am also re-starting PT, this time just for the neck.
Today is Valentine’s Day. Me and my Valentine of 13+ years will hopefully spend a quiet evening at home, perhaps watching a movie or two.