22 February 2010

Bump it up!

While shopping at Target for a wrist brace (and yes, maybe some chocolate ice cream, which was just the culmination of a very vicious cycle that started with organic milk, which led to the purchase and production of a brownie mix, then, when the milk was gone, the purchase and speedy consumption of chocolate ice cream with remaining brownies), because I might have carpal tunnel and wearing a wrist brace 24/7 for a week is what the doctor ordered . . .

Whew! Let's catch our breath and then start over.

While shopping at Target, Husband and I saw this really incredible As Seen on TV product. It was all kinds of amazing. And finding this on the shelves of the Target in Orem, Utah, seemed so apropos.

My question is simple:


12 February 2010

The pigs are out to get us.

So says Alex.

I may or may not have swine flu right now. It may or may not be a seasonal flu strain. It may be a severe cold. Who knows. What I do know is that I have flu-like symptoms. And, it's not that severe. Yesterday I took a sick day, and stayed in bed all day, and had a fever, and felt unwell. And today Tim thought I should go to the doctor.

So, kind husband that he is, he looked up doctors that are providers on my insurance. And made the choice from the several listed based on the one that sounded Mexican. Fernandez (I think). So we went into a predominantly Hispanic clinic to be given some anti-congestion prescriptions. The clinic was ghetto, and while Tim accused me of being racist, I told him that I'd like to go to a doctor that can speak my native language and where the lobby is not like an ER and doesn't smell like smoke. That's all.

I also told him that, really, I didn't need to go to the doctor. The truth is, if you have mild sickness (me), even if it is H1N1, then you don't really need medical care. (I don't plan on filling my prescriptions.) I looked it up here.

But maybe I should see a doctor about this partial loss of feeling in my left hand that has been numb for 8 days.

I'm just planning on sleeping a lot, because I'm experiencing the following:

  • fatigue
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • body aches
  • headache
  • chills

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