January 17th, 2008



Yesterday was mostly down-time, and I needed it. This introvert can not go-go-go without some private space unless I want everything to screech to a halt, a la yesterday. Today wasn't much better - I did barely make my dentist appointment at 9 a.m. but had totally misunderstood what was on the agenda and wasn't expecting anesthesia or invasive procedures so failed to arrange any prophylaxis. So I left with a raging headache in addition to the sore mouth (not from the procedure so much as at the injection sites for the anesthesia. Phooey.) - although fortunately I got the dentist's office to call and talk to the orthodontists and make arrangements for me not to have the appointment there that I had arranged, thinking we were farther along in the process that we are. So I dragged myself home and dosed myself with ibuprofen, but still felt crappy most of the day. So I took a miss on IOP and the midnight showing of Cloverdale that I had planned.

Basically I have to learn to balance the energy debt being around people creates with not over-isolating myself to the point of relapse. But it's clear that it's a finer line than I'd thought, because I hit this particular wall all unawares.

Tomorrow I'm back out there (I hope) if only to get myself down to the 7 p.m. meeting at Highline.