Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Honestly, now, there are some things that red wine just can't cure and TWC's been under the weather for a coupla weeks. Sick as a dog, really. The left ear lost a speaker wire on Cajon Pass last week. Wake up and smell the coffee? Barely smell anything, which is a definitive step up from Tuesday. Later this morning I coughed up the better part of a lung. Didn't think much of the color of the Kleenex, neither, so I threw in the towel.
By the time I fetched The House Blond from her ASB meeting and The Boy from his overnighter, I didn't have enough leftover energy to get to Doc Eko's place across town. So I opted for the Iranian doctor whose office is walking distance from Home Despot. New office for him. Great soothing decor. Same Liar Scale, obviously purchased from some fleabag medical supply joint.
He figured I was strung out with pneumonia, but the x-rays didn't confirm this. I can't hear because I have an ear infection, my face hurts like I went 13 rounds with Sugar Ray, because of a sinus infection. And there is the pesky bronchitis that hasn't morphed into pneumonia yet.
Then he said, I'm gonna give you a shot. It will give you much quicker relief than the antibiotics by themselves. I shrugged. Acquiesced, really. Big Mistake that I'll not soon make again.
The man said the shot: Would. Not. Hurt. And, technically, the shot didn't hurt, but three seconds later the secondary agony nearly put me to my knees. I told you the shot hurt, daddy. Misery loves company and the House Blond got a little company today.
I hobbled to the politically incorrect pickup truck that's made in America. Hobbled. Lissen to me now, an 800 mg dentist-level ibuprofen had no discernible effect on the pain, which careened incessantly, wave after wave, down the thigh to the knee (and back). This rendered moi an effective cripple well into the eveing. Gah.
I ain't met the deductible yet so I was grateful that the two prescriptions totaled $18.00 (I was figuring on a buck fifty). Practical medicine. I like that in a doctor.