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physical health, scare 

Oh hey. An update. Spots on my tongue are still numb. I can taste again, woo, but it's still not back to normal. Lots of pins and needles everywhere. It's uncomfortable, but if I had no other choice, I could live with it I guess. Let's hope I don't have to.

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@soulfire yup, that was more or less what I was thinking of. Sadly that whole "live" bit goes away once you share that photo with social media. :drgn_pout:

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Audio file test - birds 

Clark’s nutcracker

physical health, scare 

@Phalio oh god I hate syringes... yeah from what I've been told, it's pretty easy to accidentally come into contact with nerves while doing surgery there so that's most likely what happened. The worst part is I can't really tell if it's actually getting better or not because it's happening so slowly! I'm pretty sure it is but it's very hard to tell. :drgn_confused:

physical health, scare 

Went to the same place that did the surgery. Got poked in the tongue a bunch, and I was told that they might have accidentally pulled at the nerves there. But I was able to feel the pokes so I'm told it'll heal. It better. This is very uncomfortable!

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@storydragon I think the main problem is that taking pictures is made easy. Taking video is made easy. But recording audio isn't. And even if it was, I think most people just don't mind too much. I wasn't really trying to change anyone's opinions on the matter either. Just an idle thought.

@snap Well in theory you can! The share media thing does accept audio! But most clients don't make it easy.

Sorry, am going to talk about Apple here, but Apple has this thing called live photos. I have no idea how they work, I'm just gonna guess it's a small bit of video, but if I tap and hold on a live photo, I also get a small snippet of audio with the picture/movie. And I always thought that was cool!

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You know, I feel like we should normalize capturing a few seconds of audio with pictures. People are quick to take a photo of something beautiful but have you ever stopped to listen? Maybe you'll hear something beautiful too. And then you can record it and share it with the world. And then we can all listen to it too.
No? Just me? Hmm.

physical health, scare 

The longer this goes on for the more worried I am that it won't come back.

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physical health, scare 

I really, really, really want feeling back in my tongue...

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physical health, scare 

I've just not had any luck at all with physical health these past few years. I'm trying not to be overwhelmed but it's a struggle sometimes.

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physical health, scare 

I had the last two of my wisdom teeth taken out yesterday. Usually the local dental anesthetic is supposed to wear off after 5 hours or so... and the first time I did, it wore off after about 3. That's fine.
But this time, over a day later, it's still quite numb. And I'm scared. I have another appointment on monday because of it but still.
I even told them that I hate it when anything is numb. It's probably fine but I'm still very anxious. Eating literally anything just feels so very wrong. I really, really don't like it.

Linux, Accessibility, may include occasional sarcasm 

@j_hsw I shall try that, then.

Linux, Accessibility, may include occasional sarcasm 

So I've been playing around with this some more and my biggest issue so far is that things very often feel very sluggish. It doesn't take very much for the screen reader to stumble, and then I have to wait seconds, sometimes minutes, for things to slowly recover. I'm not entire sure how to debug this, so not sure if this is Orca or ATSPI or what, but it's definitely a problem at least using Ubuntu Mate on the newest Linux Mint.
This should definitely not happen. Combine this with the fact that it does still love to crash at times, and I'm not sure whether I'm just supposed to wait or whether things have actually crashed. Neither are good. That said, QT, Electron, GTK, all seem to actually have accessibility support. What doesn't work though is clicking. If an app has controls that can only be accessed with the mouse, or Orca's flat review, very often if I tell it to click the item under the flat review cursor it will just click somewhere completely random instead. More often than not this either activates a button I didn't want, or takes me out of the window entirely.

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@galaxis it doesn't matter how many times I tell people that I'm not a morning person and I really just want my space to wake up, they will always start talking to me anyway and then don't understand why I might be annoyed or give short responses. I miss living alone sometimes!

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