August 18, 2015
Here is Some Wide Gauge Steampunk
...by Makkou 4
to offset the banality beneath the fold.
I've been dealing with a kidney stone and a case of sinusitis. This afternoon I had a dizzy spell while taking out the trash, then I got a terrible stabbing pain in my head at the gas station. As I drove away, the vision in my right eye went all blurry.
That was a development of some concern.
Anyway, I rolled into the emergency room parking lot staggered to the admittance desk and because I am just that awesome got moved to the head of the line.
After 6 and a half hours including a trip into the angry doughnut of seeing, I was informed that I had a sinus infection that had got into my inner ear and behind my eye.
Also, I passed a 4mm stone and have another on the way...and a kidney infection.
I'm on antibiotics now...which is a delightfully anticlimactic end to the day.
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That sounds bad, but it could have been much worse. When you talked about blurred vision, I was afraid you were joining the stroke club. (You aren't, thank goodness!)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Aug 18 01:05:19 2015 (+rSRq)
Indeed. That was not far from my mind.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue Aug 18 01:20:13 2015 (1zM3A)
Yeah, of all the bad things it could have been, that's one of the least worst.
Also, kidney stones, boo.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tue Aug 18 01:20:54 2015 (PiXy!)
I'm in the Antibiotics Club this week too. I had a Staph infection, probably from my Dentist, which also gave me some lovely new patches of cellulitis on my right leg, in TWO different places. I'll spare you the gorier details.
Second time this year too. Just can't resist picking that stuff up.
Posted by: Mauser at Tue Aug 18 08:23:00 2015 (TJ7ih)
Sinus infections behind the eye are no joke. Better than a stroke, but pretty low on the desirability scale. So I'm glad they caught it before Worse Things Happened.
As for the kidney stones, you may have seen on my blog that peppermint tea is really quite useful for ridding oneself of that. Use about three teabags per mug. (And obviously, keep using whatever else your doctor recommends.)
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Tue Aug 18 21:51:19 2015 (ZJVQ5)
Also, for people who keep getting sick -- some people may remember from several years back that I had a year like that. It turned out that I had drained the tank for a lot of vitamins (by getting sick, of course!) and thus was susceptible to catch more bad stuff. I ended up having to beef up Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and several B vitamins, just to get out of the vicious circle. (Mostly A and the B's for the sickness thing.)
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Tue Aug 18 21:54:58 2015 (ZJVQ5)
Kidney stones? Full sympathy there.
Posted by: EdwardM at Tue Aug 18 21:57:46 2015 (Ix2IM)
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