Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Yep, it was a Monday

Day started with an hour-long mandatory rah-rah-lets-sell-stuff meeting, and ended with the State of the Union address... dear $DEITY, let the hurting stop. ;)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Snow day!

I have the only teenager in the western world who is upset when they cancel school because of snow... (she was hoping to work on some things for Destination Imagination).

Movie Review: "War"

An enjoyable shoot-em-up/punch-em-up starring Jet Li and Jason Statham, with a surprisingly satisfying ending and a Hong Kong cinema feel. Well worth renting.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More upside

I've got the slows at work from hypo-oxygenation, so my hands are feeling better...

Friday, January 18, 2008

on the bright side...

... i can now explain to any interested writers of vampire stories what chronic partial exsanguination feels like. :D

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Move Review: National Treasure 2

We paid $5, which was about what it was worth.

Can't explain why my disbelief fell so hard as to dent the concrete flooring without spoilers. Just consider that a working knowledge of history is a major detriment to the aforementioned disbelief. :D

Okay, this isn't funny...

... blood test showed no arthritis or autoimmune problems! yay!

that means my hand pain is still unexplained! boo!

oh, and i'm anemic! boo!

which means i get to see my regular doctor again! yay?

who ordered more blood tests to nail down the anemia! yay!

and then said, "I dunno" to the whole hand pain issue! boo!

but then he referred me to a physiatrist for "upper extremity pain of unknown etiology"! yay!

who can't see me until next month! boo!

... i'm running out of patience with this, can you tell? ;D

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Health crap addendum

... just how long am I supposed to be sore after the mammogram? ;)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

What a way to end the year

Last two weeks of 2007 sure were interesting. Kid A found out that hot tea + leg = second degree burns (which have healed quite nicely). Then my sister-in-law very kindly brought us a lovely upper respiratory infection for Christmas, which got everybody in the house except for the under-20 set. Mr E found the cough syrup recommended by four out of five evil step-mothers (best described as mentholated snot), while I spent a few days on the wild side, taking NyQuil during the day. (I live dangerously.)

And now the hand surgeon has essentially thrown his hands up and told me to go back to my regular doctor after we get the results of the blood tests for arthritis or other auto-immune goodies. I feel like I'm in my very own episode of House, for hank's sake...

On the plus side, kidney and liver function is good, as well as cholesterol and all those other things.