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Thanks to [personal profile] tarlanx, I rediscovered my fandom stocking today. (She tagged me when she posted it to the AO3 and I saw the notification).

I had totally forgotten about it and now there it is, full of fanish goodness just for me!

(Slight Trigger Warning for medical information bellow, but nothing too graphic)

I was rather sick in December-February, because my gallbladder decided to grow stones (I MADE STONES) and because I was a PhD Candidate in my last year, I kept getting misdiagnosed as having too much stress.

For those who don't know, I was living in Japan at the time and while I speak Japanese, medical Japanese was quite difficult for me, adding an extra layer of stress (I have never been as nervous as when I was trying to understand what operation they were actually going to perform on me in a foreign language).

Anyway, long story short, I was finally diagnosed, admitted to the hospital, hooked to an IV and did not eat anything for 3 days, then they gave me pass to get out of the hospital for 3 hours (with IV) to do my PhD defense (which I passed, the professors were rather intimidated by the IV, though), and came back to the hospital in the evening to have the operation to remove my gallbladder. ALL IN ONE DAY! YAY!

Now I am Dr. Luna, but I would not recommend having defense+surgery in one day.

Anyway, following [personal profile] cesperanza's example, I am trying to come back to LJ/DW, because Tumblr just doesn't carry the same sense of community, as she said, it feels like "fannish TV".

I am off to look at my stocking now! Thank you so much for all who sent something and sorry for the late reply.

Date: 2013-08-23 06:09 pm (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Woo-hoo! Welcome back, Dr. Luna! ;)

(And ah, emergency surgery: always fun! I had some just before Christmas in 2010...)

Date: 2013-08-23 10:36 pm (UTC)
runpunkrun: combat boot, pizza, camo pants = punk  (Default)
From: [personal profile] runpunkrun
Good to see you around here! I'm amazed you had surgery and your defense in the same day; hope you're feeling better and congratulations on passing your defense!

Date: 2013-08-24 03:38 am (UTC)
burnishedvictory: (Love with metal letters)
From: [personal profile] burnishedvictory
Congratulations Dr. Luna! And I'm glad that you finally got a diagnosis and treatment. Defense + surgery on one day sounds ridiculously stressful, so I'm glad you got through it.

I'm so happy that people are posting on LJ/DW again. I missed everyone. Tumblr's nice, but conversations are too hard to follow there.

Date: 2013-08-24 08:27 am (UTC)
sally_maria: (Anna_luna John)
From: [personal profile] sally_maria
Good grief, that's a pretty dramatic way to celebrate getting your PhD. Congratulations, and I'm glad to hear that it all worked out for you. :-)

I've still been reading on LJ/DW but I really must post more often - I hope a few more of us manage to stick around.

Date: 2013-08-24 09:54 am (UTC)
tarlanx: (SGA - McShep - Heart and Wings)
From: [personal profile] tarlanx
Many congratulations on your PhD! Plus I am so glad the operation went well and you are back to full health.
Welcome back!

Date: 2013-08-23 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sorry to hear about your illness. But YAY! for getting your PhD!!

Date: 2013-08-23 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulation Doctor and glad you are better

Date: 2013-08-23 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A) I am so happy to see you! and

B) So happy that you are posting and

C) That is the MOST BADASS dissertation defense story I have ever heard. Dr. Anna Luna, congrats!! :D

Date: 2013-08-23 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sorry to hear about your surgery, but yay for them finally figuring out. And double yay for being a Doctor now. I'll get there eventually!

What's your doctorate in, if you don't mind me asking?
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Date: 2013-09-01 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh that sounds cool though. I've never been much a math/science kind of person. My passion seems to lie in history and politics (more specifically European).

Date: 2013-08-24 10:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG thats... intense? lol crazy! congratulations on becoming a doctor! and having the stones removed!

also welcome back <3

Date: 2013-08-28 07:07 am (UTC)
fififolle: (Primeval - happy hugs)
From: [personal profile] fififolle
Oh hey! Hi! *hug* I remember thinking at the time that you are quite a busy bunny, and I hoped things were well with you - sorry to hear they were not!
That must have been so very stressful, doing your defense with an IV there! Well done, you. Seriously. Congratulations!!!
Whatever you are up to now, take care and best wishes for the next phase :)

Date: 2013-08-29 05:36 pm (UTC)
fififolle: (Primeval - Nick/Ryan shake)
From: [personal profile] fififolle
Fantastic! I hope you are having a good time over here.

It is surprisingly easy to miss something important going on!

Date: 2013-08-29 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Woo on being a Dr! Glad the operation went fine too.

Date: 2013-08-31 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations, Doctor. =)

Gallstones... UGH!. *shudder* I had to have my gallbladder removed a few years back due to gallstones - about the only time I was ever happy to have surgery because damn, gallstones are painful. (I ended up having emergency surgery to remove mine because one of the pesky little buggers got stuck in my bile duct.) Anyway, hope you are feeling better now.

Oh, and welcome to the UK. =)
Edited Date: 2013-08-31 04:55 pm (UTC)


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