Mirth Alia
05 July 2011 @ 02:34 pm
The desk experiment may be coming to an end.  
I started using a makeshift standing desk at work several months ago. It's definitely been helping with my digestion issues (supposedly because I hunch over a lot while sitting), but I think I'll have to change back. I haven't been experiencing the higher levels of energy that so many people seem to gain from standing — if anything, I've been more tired. On top of that, my heels and arches have really, really started hurting. Except for the parts of my heels which are going numb, which I don't believe is a good thing.

I'm entertaining the theory that standing desks are best when you actually, you know, have some freedom of movement so that you can wander and such at regular intervals, but I'm only allowed to leave my desk for lunch and bathroom breaks. I'm guessing that's not enough.

Maybe I can find a happy middle ground by getting a high stool.
Current Music: Memories of Light and Waves . Final Fantasy X-2 soundtrack
Current Mood: tired
Mirth Alia
29 April 2011 @ 03:51 pm
Psychological issue, hypochondriasis, diabetes, or stupidity? I’ll say stupidity.  
So. I've been suffering from weird and unsettling health abnormalities for a while now. It was primarily things like fatigue and increasing memory problems, but as time went on I started showing really bad attention deficit and a huge drop in my ability to exert any kind of will or motivation in terms of actually getting anything done. Then I started getting really really cold all the time (to the point of wearing a coat indoors almost constantly), and showing a lot of depression symptoms during the winter months. I also started going through heavy bouts of unexplainable apathy where I couldn't dredge up the will to put any kind of emotional investment into my friendships, which really hurt some people before I consciously realized that it was occurring.

Finally, a little over a month ago, I started getting incredibly thirsty all at once. It doesn't matter how much water I drink, it won't go away. I've also been experiencing digestion problems and on-again-off-again food cravings, so my doctor sent me to get tested for diabetes. The tests came back negative, but I still have the symptoms, so I arranged for another appointment and now everyone's confused.

Except I just stumbled across this today, and it suddenly occurred to me that I have been averaging 4-5 hours of sleep every weeknight since the beginning of January of last year.

And then I realized that I am an idiot.

(Granted, it might still be something else, but I will definitely be mentioning this to my doctor and then trying to arrange a different schedule at my work. Clearly 9-5 is doing me no favours.)
Current Mood: stupid
Current Music: The Phantom (1930 Version) . Parov Stelar