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Not feeling well.

I hope I’m not getting sick; I can’t afford that because I have so much to do.  I’m behind on a lot of projects, not to mention laundry and everything else around the house.

I could be just run down and my sinuses are just worse.  Hopefully, that’s all.

But I’m going to take some aspirins and relax for a while longer.  Mostly because I don’t feel like doing anything else. 🙂


If the Bionic Man had sinus problems, he’d have gotten nowhere.

Which makes me rant, why can’t we in modern times do something better than sinuses?  Do we really need them?  (I know we do, so don’t flame me.)  But yeesh, I’m sick of them.

Mine are better than they were before the surgery, but I still have chronic problems.  I’m tired of the whole thing.

It would be something to see a superhero movie where they’re screaming for help, and the hero says, “Sorry, but I have a raging sinus headache and it’s dragged me down.  I need to take meds and lay down.”

So, I don’t want us to take away from cancer research or anything, but I’ll be the first one to call into the telethon that has found a way to replace sinuses with a better system!

Walking wounded, help the others….

I had to take Morgan back to the hospital yesterday. She collapsed in the morning and couldn’t walk. It was like she had a stroke; it was really frightening. They said she has a vestibulary problem in her nervous system, especially in the nerves in the brain.  It throws off her balance which is why she couldn’t keep on her feet; the vertigo is horrible.  She could have had a version that happens with old dogs: it happens suddenly but heals itself in a week. But the risk was, she could have a brain tumor.

Thankfully, she came out of it on her own, which leans towards her being fine. Thank goodness!

But!  John also hurt his back and is laid up, not able to do really anything.  I’m not the kind of wife to point out that I told him to wait until I could go with hin on Friday to set up our RV so this wouldn’t happen, so we won’t even go there.  He really is hurting; you can see how bad it is when he tries to even shift in the bed. If he doesn’t get better, he wants to go to the ER for meds. I said the vet did a great job on Morgan, so maybe we should take him there…

Pumpkin Seed Oil! Here to save the planet!

Casey has been having accidents; when the vet ruled out health issues, it came down to getting older and a weaker bladder.   People with vet degrees in my animal shelter group recommended pumpkin seed oil.  I told my friend Preston about this and he looked up what it does.  I should say, what DOESN’T it do?

pumpkinThe mighty Pumpkin Seed Oil helps regulate cholesterol levels! Prevents hardening of the arteries!  Fights tapeworms!  Treats depression! Eliminates parasites from the intestines!  And who doesn’t hate those little boogers!

By the way, since one of the major things it does is help with incontinence, when I called the the health food store to see if they had it, the person on the other end looked it up in the computer, and suddenly did the classic, “Ma’am, can I ask?  Are you looking for this because of <drop voice to whisper> bladder control?”  Which is actually very nice.  You wouldn’t want them announcing to the entire store, “You got pee problems, Miss?”  Anyway, I answered calmly that yes, that’s why I was calling, and then defensively, “It’s for my dog!”  You know they were thinking, yeah right!

add This tangent brought to you by A.D.D!  Yes, A.D.D. –  offering a life time of diversions in every minute!

And now back to the regular post.

captainMen!  Don’t think you’ve been forgotten!  Because as Captain Extract here reminds us, Pumpkin Seed Oil takes care of the prostate!  And some other services for your whole hoo-hoo system that I’m not going to mention any further.   I did the In-The-Navy singing bit like everybody else, but that doesn’t mean I’m quoting any description of Captain Extract and the semen thing.  If you want to know more about that, I’m sure there’s a school film from the 50s called “How to Make Your Semen Swell!”.  (And a MST 3K riff of it.)

As Preston and I got to about the 8th benefit of Pumpkin Seed Oil and her fight to Make the Body Good!, it started reminding me of the Saturday Night Live bit:

Spokesman: New Shimmer is both a floor wax and a dessert topping! Here, I’ll spray some on your mop.. [ sprays Shimmer onto mop ] …and some on your butterscotch

pudding. [ sprays Shimmer onto pudding ]

[ Husband eats while Wife mops ]

Husband: Mmmmm, tastes terrific!

Wife: And just look at that shine!

Preston started joking: It’s so tasty too! Tastes just like candy!

So when you’re looking for a way to bring about World Peace, remember the orange heroine!

Pumpkin Seed Oil! the-tick

(I’ve been waiting a long time to use that smiley of The Tick. 😉 )

We’re taking names and kicking–

I finally had enough and went to the doctor’s last night.  Making the appointment ended up being perfect timing because on top of the congestion and coughing, my sinuses crashed on the way home, making me dizzy and extremely tired.  I had to put the window down so I didn’t fall asleep.

Apparently I have that guy from the Mucinex commercials moved into my chest along with his family and friends.   Also apparently, they’re not practicing protection and escalated everything to an infection.

And I was even taking Mucinex this whole time!  I suspect some kind of duplicity here: I take Mucinex…. Blobby and his friends almost go away, but come back in force so I take more Mucinex, sales skyrocket.

Yes, skyrocket!  I’ve been fighting this thing since December 17th!

But I am not known for my ninja skills for nothing!

I’m getting armed with antiobiotics and some heavy duty cough medicine (sorry DayQuil, I won’t be buying more of you.  Blame Mucinex for signing a long term lease with the Green Blobby family.)

Now because sitting in a doctor’s waiting room is enough of a bore that a simple case of congestion infection…

(Now I have Conjunction Junction running through my head.   No wonder my ears are stuffed up. )….

anyway, since congestion is not enough to make the wait worth it, my body decided to shove a rib out of place in my back.  From the coughing.  Yippee.

It’s nothing major; it’s just a bit of alignment and doesn’t bother a lot.  Mostly it’s when  I cough….

but I’m armed with PRESCRIPTION drugs now!  Blobby’s days are numbered. 

By the way, John was a sweetheart.  He took me to the doctor’s last night so I didn’t have to drive when I was feeling so cruddy.  And the other day when I had forgotten something in the car and he saw me having to go out into the bitter cold, aching with a headache & small fever, coughing … even though he was already comfy in bed, when I said:

Me: Here I go, out into the cold!

He immediately called out:  Wear a coat!

Mammogram test revisited

I’m feeling a lot better about the whole thing.  Good friends like Kim contacted me to say they’d go with me to the test and so did a few of my sisters.  They also told me how they went through this and it really was nothing.  Seeing those odds really put everything into perspective.  Which means, as a normal human being, I’m now griping inside: they’re making me give up half a vacation day to find out there’s a smudge in the image?! 😉

I have a regular doctor’s appointment tonight, and I’m hoping to find out about the blood infection that the Red Cross found and why I might be so tired all the time.  I’d bet money that he’ll say I have to get more blood work done even though I had it in February.  If they find out what’s going on and can actually give me answers, then it’s worth it.  But I’m frustrated already because I feel like it’ll be another get-no-answers and let’s-try-this-drug and see what happens in 3 weeks.  What a waste it’s been so far!