Monday, April 30, 2007

On Quarters Today (again!)

For the past three weeks or so my husband has been fighting some kind of nasty cold virus. I, on the other hand, have been in excellent health.

Until Saturday night. It hit me like the proverbial ton of bricks. It started as a little bit of a sore throat around 8 pm, then came on strong around 11 pm. I considered going to a local clinic on Sunday morning, but the last time I went they basically said, "Live with it," and didn't give me anything to fight it. So, I stayed home, in bed, and felt miserable all day: Headache, body aches, sore throat, swollen glands, hard to swallow, nasty yellow gunk from my nose. . . you get the idea.

I'll be seeing my own doctor today at 1:40 p.m. My husband went in last Friday and they finally gave him an antibiotic. Lo and behold, he's feeling a whole lot better today and was able to go to work. I'm hoping my dr. will be convinced of the connection and prescribe an antibiotic for me. Every time I've had some kind of infection (URI, strep throat) it has felt like this. I know what I have. Gimme the drugs, dammit!

As I write, the orange tabby (Tucker cat) is entertaining me with his Rambo-on-a-wad-of-paper shtick. If there were an Academy Awards for cats, Tucker would win paws down!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Saturday, April 14, 2007


I seem to be fighting some kind of bug again. On Wednesday, after I went home, I was up after an hour with diarrhea and nauseousnous (sp?), then slept until about 1:00 p.m. and went to my afternoon job. I was fine for the rest of the day.

On Friday I started to get one of my sinus migraines -- whether from a change in the weather or because I'd been cutting up some dusty boxes, I don't know -- but I went home early from my afternoon job, slept for about an hour, then woke up with a worse headache and feeling sick to my stomach again really badly. (If you vomit up the Pepto-Bismol, should you take more?) I couldn't eat until about 10:00 p.m., and then just a hard-boiled egg.

I had a bit of the headache this morning, but all of my drugs shooed it away and I basically felt fine, but very tired. Then the diarrhea came again. I wonder what in the world is going on?

Anyway, I'm finishing up some knitting projects and all seems to be well on that end. Also, I've been devouring some of Ian Rankin's books, the Inspector Rebus series. These are police procedurals set in and around Edinburgh. Rankin writes well, develops his characters admirably, and tells a great story. It's been putting me in mind of writing again.

Well, when I get the time again. LOL!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Oh, Gawd, I'm So Tired!

The dog barked at 12:45 a.m. And then again at 1:30 a.m. And then at 2:15 a.m. I finally gave up trying to sleep and came into the office. I'm having coffee, but I know I'll just toss and turn at my desk all day.

I've been busy, but there just hasn't been anything to write.