Yoga Pants Girl

A semi-autobiographical comic about chronic illness, depression, and life.
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Extra worried now...I miss the adventures of YPG! :'( xx
yogapantsgirl yogapantsgirl Said:

Aww! Actually cross your fingers but I think I may have been able to fix my tablet. Not to bore anyone with the details, but it looks like the solution involves two separate things (the tablet driver and my computer’s settings) where if you don’t do them both you only get a brief fix before it stops working again.

I’m trying to test it out before I declare it a total success, but I remain optimistic!

Worried about you! :( Hope you're okay! x
yogapantsgirl yogapantsgirl Said:

Oh yes! Thank you so much. It’s just my tablet that’s not working properly. The pen’s doing something weird that has apparently happened to other people, but none of the suggested fixes so far have helped. I have a couple more to try, but haven’t had a chance this past week due to late nights at work. Hopefully soon I can try again and, if those don’t work, I’ll give up and get a new tablet. (Though naturally in the meanwhile I’m stuck in the shame spiral of feeling I SHOULD be able to fix it and not spend money on a new one, regardless of whether or not I CAN.)

So that’s the situation here. I hope you don’t mind me posting this publicly so others get the update as well. If so, just let me know and I’ll take it down and reblog w/o your question attached. =)

Tablet is still not working. I’m continuing to try to find out if this is a fixable problem before bagging it all in and spending money on a new one.

The upside is that google-fu says I’m not the only person to have the problems I’ve been having. The downside is that nobody seems to have a definitive answer for how to fix it. So, time and spoons permitting, I’m trying the various solutions I find to see which, if any, work.

Wish me luck!

My tablet is refusing to cooperate with me. It’s been persnickety for a while now but now it’s really kicking up a fuss. Can’t get comics done without it. So arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh.

I’ll let y’all know more when I do. Sorry about that.

[Image description: YPG is on the floor laughing. A woman in hospital scrubs says “All I asked was if you were taking any medications.” 
The caption reads: “Chronic illness amusements: New people at your doctor’s office.”]
Am I on any medications? Oh bless your heart!

[Image description: YPG is on the floor laughing. A woman in hospital scrubs says “All I asked was if you were taking any medications.”

The caption reads: “Chronic illness amusements: New people at your doctor’s office.”]

Am I on any medications? Oh bless your heart!

[Image Description: YPG is talking with a doctor.

YPG: If I said there was a single treatment that cured everything, including cancer, depression, infections, and the common cold, you would say…?

Doctor: It’s a hoax. No one treatment can cure every medical issue.

YPG: But when doctors claim that weight loss can do all that?

Doctor: That’s pure science!

YPG: (facepalms) I think I have to leave now.]

I’m not saying have an entire diet of eating nothing but Cheetos, but I suspect that losing weight is not the cure all for every freaking illness ever.

[Image description: A doctor tells YPG “It’s amazing how many illnesses can be cured by losing weight!”
YPG looks at him in disgust as she replies, “What’s amazing is that you think that’s proof that it’s true, while I think it’s proof that it’s bullshit.”]
Kit’s not the only one who can have annoying messages.

[Image description: A doctor tells YPG “It’s amazing how many illnesses can be cured by losing weight!”

YPG looks at him in disgust as she replies, “What’s amazing is that you think that’s proof that it’s true, while I think it’s proof that it’s bullshit.”]

Kit’s not the only one who can have annoying messages.

[Image description: YPG is grayed out and looking downcast. She asks “Hello? Can anyone see me?” 
The caption is “How mental illness makes me feel sometimes.”]
I also feel mute too. Or unheard. Not right this second, just sometimes.

[Image description: YPG is grayed out and looking downcast. She asks “Hello? Can anyone see me?”

The caption is “How mental illness makes me feel sometimes.”]

I also feel mute too. Or unheard. Not right this second, just sometimes.

[Image description: Dee has her arm around YPG’s shoulders as she asks “Forget about the work you missed, how are you?” The captions say “Beings that are far too rare in the world of chronic illness: the understanding co-worker.”]
You… care that I wasn’t feeling well? You feel sympathy for me? That’s even an option??

[Image description: Dee has her arm around YPG’s shoulders as she asks “Forget about the work you missed, how are you?” The captions say “Beings that are far too rare in the world of chronic illness: the understanding co-worker.”]

You… care that I wasn’t feeling well? You feel sympathy for me? That’s even an option??

[Image Description: Kit and YPG are talking. The caption says “Kit comments on the difficulties involved in taking meds (aka the last 10 comics).”

Kit: Isn’t the answer not to take meds at all?

YPG: The answer is for folks like you to be more understanding.

YPG: Meds aren’t an easy option! We don’t take them because we’re looking for a quick fix!

YPG: We take them because even with all the difficulties involved it’s the only chance some of us have to stay alive!

Kit: You could’ve just said ‘no.’

YPG: No, I really couldn’t have.]

Call it the moral of the story, if you will.