Honest, I’m not really dead it just looks like it

I’m having some negative reactions to the gabapentin this week, including a fall into the dresser that gave me lots of bruises and scrapes. I already knew it was partially the fact I hadn’t eaten since noon Saturday and I had low blood sugar, but I probably also had an issue with the gabapentin, because I fell over backwards which is the opposite direction I usually fall. Usually I fall on my face, or at least my hands and knees.

This started with missing grocery shopping Saturday because my balance was wonky because I had been trying to time shift to be awake to play Shadowrun Sunday, and I ended up going to bed before dinner because sleepy and tired, then getting up basically 0500 Sunday and deciding I needed a shower because I normally take one when I go out and I didn’t go out Saturday so I was getting pretty whiffy. I started having issues standing up straight during the shower, and then I was having serious issues standing trying to get dry after the shower and then when I went to put my slippers on I fell over backwards and hit the dresser and the stereo and knocked bits off of both of them. And I had scrapes and bruises all over my back and the backs of my arms.

The reason why I think that most of the problem was low blood sugar was when I managed to get up off the floor and lean-walk against the wall to the kitchen and get food my balance got back to what passes for normal within an hour. I was pretty sure it wasn’t because I was tired, at least this time, because I had been sleeping for almost 10 hours before I got into the shower.

Anywho, we managed to get everybody online at the same time to do the stuff we normally do after completing a run, but that we had to do twice because the GM was sick or had to work before we took our break so we had a guest GM help us with a short run for those 2 weeks, but we couldn’t do the usual post-run until we finished the run we had already started. So we had Nuyen and Karma points to distribute from both runs and then we had to spend same on upgrades and equipment and living expenses (one of my expenses is ¥6K a month food and employees for the animal rescue in the 2nd sub-basement of my compound) and we decided that between the two runs about 3 months had expired so right off the top I had to drop ¥18000 on expenses. Then everybody found out I had over 90 unspent Karma that I should have been spending on skills upgrades but didn’t have to because my stats and skills were so high from chargen that I was pretty much reaching limits on all my rolls I didn’t glitch. I was hitting accuracy limits or other weapons limits on combat rolls or physical limits on the other rolls, so a group has been formed to “do something” with all my excess Karma points that makes sense given my character’s backstory (published here as Character Backstory: The Old Man) without making me so OP that I break the game.

And the reason I didn’t mention the fall last post was I didn’t hurt much and I had to rush the post to be ready for the game.

Then Monday I just watched the races I had recorded Saturday and Sunday, then Tuesday I went and deposited paper checks and got another massage to try to work out the kinks from the fall and found a bunch of bruises I missed because they didn’t show on the surface, and other injuries like I made my right buttcheek hurt somehow when I was trying to not-fall Sunday morning (don’t ask, I have no idea). Then Wednesday I had to access the messages from unemployment for the former tenant who can’t seem to find computer-literate friends at church anymore.

And that feels like enough words on the screen today.

2 responses to “Honest, I’m not really dead it just looks like it

  1. Hey.. i love your posts.. honest opus! Hope you are doing better. I have a suggestion. Read The Disc World books by Terry Pratchett done time (the witch series particularly, but all are good) a character who is a witch uses a technique where she lies down and “borrows” an animal (or person) for a time. She puts her conscious into that animal. (Yes its fantasy) but she lies very still and doesn’t move… so to avoid misconceptions that involve alarmed people, shovels and dirt….and digging up her herb garden… she has a sign that she hangs around her neck that reads, “I AIN’TENT DED!” It is useful for avoiding Embarassment all round. Entertaining stories..

    On Thu, Jun 10, 2021, 2:39 AM Witch on a Bicycle wrote:

    > Opus the Poet posted: “I’m having some negative reactions to the > gabapentin this week, including a fall into the dresser that gave me lots > of bruises and scrapes. I already knew it was partially the fact I hadn’t > eaten since noon Saturday and I had low blood sugar, but I probab” >

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    • Opus the Poet

      That has happened several times in-game because I have a curse of immortality without eternal youth. I have woken up in the middle of the eulogy three times and once as the dirt was getting shoveled in by the mourners. That last one was cutting it close, but the one where they were holding the funeral in my living room was hilarious as the little old ladies sobbing in the back left puddles and burning rubber from trying to get out of the room.

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