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say something new... [Jan. 6th, 2006|06:53 pm]
bombsawaybaby
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so. yours truly is getting involved with NASA.


in a roundabout, research oriented sort of way.

but i'm trying to get involved in the bed rest study being held at the cleveland clinic.


12 weeks of NEVER GETTING OUT OF BED. and they tilt your bed at -6 degrees. which means your head is lower than the rest of your body for 12 weeks. it simulates the fluid shift that your body undergoes (which way is up?) when astronauts are in space.

they suspend you in midair, and half the group exercises on a treadmill MOUNTED ON THE WALL. weird.




but yeah. i go in tuesday to start the preliminary screenings, tests, whatnot.

fun.

this weekend: i'm drinking lots of water and crossing my fingers.

whoo!
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[User Picture]From: senorcardgage
2006-01-07 02:29 am (UTC)
yeah, that'd better come with a free ticket to the moon or a comparable lump cash sum. i lay in bed for 12 hour stretches, and man, i hate myself for it.
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[User Picture]From: bombsawaybaby
2006-01-07 06:11 pm (UTC)
lump sum = 1000 dollars a week. recieved at the end of the study for a cool 12,000 dollars.



i'm so game.
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