Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Small town feeling

I think I should be distressed at what happened this afternoon, but instead I find myself mildly amused. There are a couple of pharmacies in the same chain that I frequent for my medications, but the one I go to the most is near my favorite grocery store. The pharmacist who typically works on Sundays is the one I tend to see the most, I'm not even sure I've seen him there on other days of the week. However, today he was working when I went in to get my meds filled. The conversation went something like this:
"Hi, I need to refill my no-crazy pills"
"*lists off birthdate*, I'm running to the grocery store, I'll be back in 20 or 30 minutes."
-half an hour later-
I smile at him, he picks up my prescription, I state my address without him asking, he checks me out.

During NO part of this did I actually tell him my name or what medication I wanted refilled. Oh no, my pharmacist knows me by sight.

Good thing that I'm such a believer in better living through chemistry.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The laptop is working!

Sometime over Christmas break the laptop got put on the floor at my parents' house. And it could be that I stepped on it. Or, you know, someone else could have stepped on it. But I'm the only one who will admit to having knowingly put my foot on it. So, it's my fault. But anyways, the next time we turned it on, there was a big white line down the middle of the screen. Everything on the inside still worked, but the screen had only the right and left sides showing.

Good thing we got the warranty. The laptop went on vacation to the spa for a few weeks. Then it took a long nap in the library, which we couldn't walk through due to the sheer quantity of junk that inhabited the floor. But! We cleaned the library last weekend, and found a copy of Office that we could install on it! And now it's a real! live! useful! thing! Can you tell I'm excited? Well, I am.

I read so many blogs, probably over 50 in my Google reader. I keep wanting to be better at posting, but it's so hard for me to find something to say and the energy to write. With the laptop, I can sit on the couch next to my darling husband (who's making me watch Dr Who with him), and spew out whatever's in my brain.

Bullet points:
-I accidentally overdosed myself on my thyroid medicine. Turns out that 50mcg is 10 times less than 0.5mg. But my brain, when I refilled my meds from the clinic stock, didn't take that appropriately into account. So when I got my thyroid rechecked last summer, they cut my dose in half. And then at New Years, took me off of it completely. At which point my thyroid stopped making any hormones again. Jerk. So I'm back on meds, at the CORRECT dose.

-I thought I had a deep vein thrombosis in my calf. I got a d-dimer test which was positive. I got an ultrasound (and an x-ray), which were negative. I'm still on birth control pills, but a little more paranoid about any aches and pains that I have.

-I had a terrible day at work, between a chihuahua in kidney failure and a yorkie having a seizure, I felt like I was working right at the edge of my mental capacity all day. Which, as I was running a few fries short of a happy meal all day, was not very high to begin with. My husband met me at home with a pizza and let me watch Glee and Bones instead of dealing with life when we got home. Then we had strawberries and leftover chocolate mousse for dessert. It was amazing, and I'm feeling a ton better. Fortunately, if I hadn't been, I still would have had girl scout cookies and boston creme ice cream to fall back on. Those are safe for another day.

That more or less emptied my brain. Woohoo.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Overachiever, I am a

It has snowed a lot this winter. I think maybe 4ish feet. It's done a but of melting and raining too. This past week we got an inch every other day. So the driveway and mailbox had to be dealt with, lest our mailman decide once again to stop delivering our mail. I threw out my back before we finished the driveway. I was down at the mailbox giving the husband moral support when a neighbor from down the street brought his little rented front loader over and totally cleared the mailbox as well as breaking up the worst of the snow/ice bank. It was lovely.

So are muscle relaxants, which is about all I can accomplish since then. Damn back, I had things to do!
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