My name is Suzanne.
Many people know me as Twenty Four and/or Twenty Four At Heart.
I'm being forced to take drugs in the form of pain patches.
I've been reassured they won't make me into a heroin addict.
I'm not sure if I believe that.
I still have concerns.
If I become a heroin addict, it's NOT my fault.
OK then …
So far, I feel okay on the Fentanyl Patches.
I'm starting with a low dose patch and supposedly going up in dosage in a few weeks. I get occasional waves of dizzy-fuzzy head, but feel normal most of the time. Feeling normal is a good thing, right? I did feel verrrry sleepy for awhile yesterday afternoon, but supposedly I'll get used to this drug in time.
The pain is still very vivid at times, but less intense at other times. I have "breakthrough" pain drugs I can take, but I'm trying not to. I'm trying to see if I can handle a day or two with only the pain patches. It hasn't even been 24 hours yet ….
I have noticed I'm all of a sudden getting hot flashes. (No, I haven't begun menopause and no, I don't normally get them!) I'm assuming the hot flashes are from the pain patch?
Yesterday I went shopping for a few things for my upcoming trip to Brrrrr-Boston.
I looked at some pretty coats but they cost $800-$1000!
I'm sure there are cheaper coats, but the expensive ones were right in front of me.
I didn't buy one.
I'm so glad I don't have to buy coats … more money to save for lenses, ya know?
I did buy two pairs of Gap skinny jeans – one dark jean wash and one black. They'll tuck into the boots I already own much better than regular jeans.
I also found a cute cream colored "shawl sweater" on sale at the Gap for $35.
It looks sort of like this one, but with longer sleeves:
I think it will look cute with jeans, boots, a scarf … and oh yes, I suppose a shirt of some kind. Hopefully it will keep me warm enough?
Wouldn't it be funny if I forgot the shirt and just walked around the east coast with a sweater and scarf?
I don't want to spend money on clothes I won't be able to wear here in Southern California. Right now weather predictions are for 50s to low 60s F (13-14C) while I'm in Boston. That's positively bone chilling by my standards, but I think I can just layer up while I'm there. I might wear four shirts at one time and look very rolly-polly, but ….
I've also found a camera roller bag that looks ideal for use around The OC, and also is a perfect carry on size for travel. Most of the roller camera bags I've found don't have a laptop compartment and I NEED to take a laptop with me when I travel. (Obviously, if I'm shooting locally, my laptop can stay at home.)
The Lowepro Attache 50x bag appears (online) to be the best at potentially meeting my needs. If you have any interest in a carry-on size bag on rollers, you might be interested in watching the video on how this bag works. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll have time to get my hands on one prior to leaving on my upcoming trip. (I checked already and no local stores seem to have this bag in stock.)
Camera bags are outrageously expensive, including this particular one.
I can hear Briefcase swearing already and I'm only thinking about buying one.
© Twenty Four At Heart