the tao of jaklumen

the path of the sage must become the path of the hero

Full body fire.  Or pins.  Or numbness.  It varies.


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Descending further down the Abyss (Transitions)

I now have a collapsing disc just above the fused vertebrae, and awful swelling around the bone graft of the fusion.

Just how far can the pain go?

Thinking on my experiences with domestic violence— yes, sadly, that is a thing I’ve witnessed, and experienced.  Lindsay Fischer (then as Sarafina Bianco) and Amy Thompson welcomed me into #domesticviolencechat, another Twitter chat that intersected with the #sexabusechat community.  I wasn’t sure I fit in, at first… much like the other Twitter communities I mentioned.  But I was nevertheless accepted.

We’re all wondering where Timothy (@GerhardTimothy) is and that he’s okay.  I especially value the conversations we had, because then it was easier to feel okay as a man in the chat discussions.

I’ve told Amy a little bit about my experience, but haven’t told anyone else much in full.  That will change, soon.  I think Lindsay and Amy encourage my perspective (they’ve said this to me numerous times in various ways) because it adds more scope to the issue.  It’s not just a woman’s issue, and it’s not just an issue between couples.  In my experience, it involves generations of families- although such matters are usually discussed in abuse contexts (child abuse, adult abuse, etc.)

I think it’s also time to bring out the Redemption of the Four Kingdoms material.  It’s long overdue, actually– if many of you remember my teasings and many cryptic references to it, I’ll be amazed.

But so much of this writing is difficult to do when I am drowning in wave after wave of agonizing pain.  I’ll have to do it in bits and pieces.  I’ll probably write posts that I feel are lacking in quality, although I want to cut down on the perfectionistic traps and toxic habits mingled in such thinking.

I will try to sleep now, dear readers… it’s 02:39 as of this writing where I am.  I hope the pain will ebb, and the terrifying nightmares stop.  Only about a week ago, I dreamt I was molested and raped.  Again.  In a different way.  It felt so real, but I’d never experienced it in real life.  How?


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Visualize my Chronic Pain

Something my father sent to me tonight (especially as he relates to it):

Full body fire.  Or pins.  Or numbness.  It varies.

Full body fire. Or pins. Or numbness. It varies.

I am still waiting and waiting for surgery. The nurses have to figure out where my orthopedic surgeon will do the procedure before they can submit it to the insurance.

Oh yay.

And I broke a tooth, so, there’s that. Will try to get to the dentist first thing tomorrow.

I had a look at the site mentioned on the image.  It’s a good one, and it seems to cover many of the issues I know some of you dear readers deal with.  Have a look.  If you’re on Facebook (I’m not, but still), it looks like they have a very strong presence there.  (It seems this image is from the Facebook page specifically, not the main website.)