Posts Tagged ‘sinus infection’

So I Went to the Doctor

December 14, 2010

And guess what?  I have a sinus infection.  Whoopee shit.  So what else is new.  I got a prescription.  Doctor asked if I had a flu shot.  I said no.  He asked if I wanted one.  I said no.  He asked if I had the flu.  I said I’ve never had the flu or a flu shot.  He told me to drink plenty of fluids and eat yogurt twice a day.  There was no, “You should have a flu shot!”  in a condescending tone.  This guy is kind of cool for a man doctor.  And I was good.  I didn’t ask how to drink something that is not a fluid. 

Well, I lied.  I didn’t start a hat to match my sweater, but I have an excuse.  I decided to make the hat on the cover of Boutique Knits.  It calls for size 5 needles which I don’t have in Signature  Art Needles.  I ordered 5’s and 6’s and the holder for DPNs.  So anyway, I’m making a mitered hat with my left-over orange and green yarn from socks.  I was about a third along when I decided to make the shawls.  Now, I’ve changed my mind.  Instead of starting at the band, I’m starting at the top and working down.  It’s so much more interesting.

Zippo has a Boo-Boo

January 30, 2008
Zippo went out early this morning to peruse his territory and he must have had a run in with a usurper. Doug was playing with him later when he noticed the blood. Cats can get infections too easily, so I got dressed and took him to the vet. We had to wait a while because the vet was going on vacation Friday and every animal in Seaford was there. He got a shot and antibiotics to take everyday. This is going to be fun. Fortunately, I have a great syringe for this sort of thing. I got a lot of knitting done while I was done so maybe I will get the wimple done in another day.

Poor baby!

I was asked what a snot vampire was. This is a long story. Many years ago, I was reading a collection of short stories. The editor(producer, publisher–I don’t remember) asked various science fiction writers for off the wall short stories. I believe it was Harlan Ellison who sent a story about a snot vampire. It was so gross that the editor would not publish it and asked for something else. I got the feeling that he knew Ellison sent it on purpose. Since then, I often say I need a snot vampire whenever I have a runny nose or sinus infection. When I mentioned it to my then boyfriend (current husband), he was suitably impressed that I read that sort of thing. So, yesterday, I went to see the doctor (snot vampire) and he gave me a prescription for my sinus infection (bit me on the face and sucked the snot right out of me). I hope your imagination is as good as mine.