As I mentioned in a previous blog post, a lot of reading was done this year. Covers were screen-capped from LibraryThing and put together in the image below. The text is listed, roughly, in order of reading. The Darkwing Duck comics were scattered throughout the year.
I know. I know. A lot of people complain how bad 2016 was. However for some people it really wasn’t a good year. Such is the case for my year.
So last year didn’t work out so great for reading. After my father passed away I had a difficult time with doing things in my life. I couldn’t write down things in a planner, I didn’t really want to do much when I got home from work, etc etc. So I didn’t get to finish the books I wanted to read last year. So they’ve now been moved to this year.
I hope to upload a picture later of the new book stack, but here’s a list.
- The year of the intern – Robin Cook
- 1215: the year of the Magna Carta – Danny Danziger and John Gillingham (I did take a class on the Magna Carta last year for its anniversary, so partial victory?)
- Kafka on the shore – Haruki Murakami
- The family that couldn’t sleep – D.T. Max
- The gifts of imperfection – Brene Brown
- Seraphina – Rachel Hartman (Currently reading as of this post!)
- The greatest knight – Thomas Asbridge
There will be other books I plan to read this year like:
- Revisionary – Jim C. Hines. Last of the Magic Ex. Libris series coming out in February. I have such a sad.
- The Death of Dulgath – Michael J. Sullivan. I’m waiting on my Kickstarter book to come in the mail.
- Book 4 of Song of the Summer King – Jess E. Owen ?? This will be Kickstarting later this year, so I’m not sure when it’ll arrive, if it’ll be even this year. But I’ll be reading it when it comes.
So I started having health issues about mid year. Since then I’ve been dealing with doctors appointments, tests, and having to make payment arrangements to pay off said tests.
First I had to see an ENT over sinus and headache pain that I had been dealing with for weeks. $50 co-pay to see him. He gave me some medicine to take, and thought I might be actually having migranes. So he sent me to get a sinus x-ray to see if anything was going on. He suggested a walk-in place to get it done the same day. I already had to take the rest of the day off of work, so sure, worked for me.
I go there and they tell me how much it’ll cost. Okay I could afford it, and didn’t need to make a payment plan. So sure. Everyone was nice.
I returned to the ENT (another co-pay) a week later to get the results, which came back as normal or as the paperwork said, “Grossly unremarkable.” So the ENT said again he thought I was getting migraines, probably from exposure to a chemical smell that the janitors were using to clean with at work. So he suggested a neurologist who he had sent patients like me and they had all gotten better. Sounds great.
Neurologist was another $50 co-pay. He thought I was having abnormal migraines, but wanted to do a VNG due to dizzy spells I was getting. Fine, whatever, let’s schedule this.
I couldn’t eat anything before the test and it was scheduled for late morning so I was hungry. Another $50 co-pay and I did the test. And boy did it make the world spin for me. I got the worst case of motion sickness on the ride home. (My husband drove.) I spent the rest of the day in bed, being absolutely miserable.
Everyone from Emory’s law school & law library who participated in the staff fest run/walk.