Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry. Blasted. Christmas.

In what has become a 2014 tradition for me, I got released from the hospital a few hours ago. A severe case of cellulitis, lower right leg. While the left leg is still in the process of healing a substantial DVT. Adding in the particularly horrible little curse I have, teh diabeetus, health care professionals reacted excitedly. 

Overnight Sunday through this AM, a blur - I respond very poorly to narcotic painkillers. (Sweetheart can take oxycodone and do beadwork; I take mere vicodin and forget what vision smells like.)  

As IV antibiotics in adorable quantities started making some difference yesterday, I noticed an annoying little cough, which before too dreadfully long turned into a rather frightening difficulty breathing. One freakout, set of bloodwork, and chest x-ray later, I've added the Flu A to my facebook favorites. My sweetheart, 3 nights by me nearly constantly, royal pain in the ass to nurses, doctors, custodians and food services, had been a champ, but by this morning I'd re-payed her. With the Flu. Fudge.

We're back now, my leg looking like roadkill, feeling like a chew toy, only reluctantly supporting my somewhat dizzy body, and with a remarkable stew of pharmaceuticals floating through my bloodstream. My wife out cold under 170p.s.i. of blankets. I'm only up for a bit yet, due to pill scheduling that will overrule my typical routine for the next few days, but I've managed to hit a few personal perennial Christmas traditions tonight.







I kind of wish my new 2014 traditions will die quietly and then spontaneously combust in a bucket of gasoline on the floor of the oxygen tank storage room for the maintenance shop at the flour mill. But Christmas, shit. Still love it, and no fucking medical bullshit gets to take it. And since it is, right now, Central Standard Time, midnight,

MERRY PASTAMAS TO ALL, AND AL DENTE GOOD NIGHT!

19 comments:

  1. " with a remarkable stew of pharmaceuticals floating through my bloodstream. "

    Normally, that would sound like a party.

    You're a brave man to subject yourself to the Modern Medical Industry like that. How many leeches did they attach?

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    1. I got my revenge. Alvin, Simon, and Theodore are in a fish globe in my bathroom right now, guarding my vicodin.

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  2. Also, FWIW, traditional holidayzz repost up at my joint, with new ritual kitten humiliation included....

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    1. Indeed. Anyone who has seen this before seeing teh Empire , go forth now and read "The 89th Key".

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  3. "die quietly and then spontaneously combust in a bucket of gasoline on the floor of the oxygen tank storage room for the maintenance shop at the flour mill." you are like a junior Mythbuster.

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    1. My therapist says I have dissociative issues.

      At the molecular level.

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    1. We still need to stop a quick passing game. And what happened to the picks?

      We got the bye, anyhow, and that may prove to be incredibly crucial...

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    2. Given that we haven't booted Capers yet, I am not unhappy with the defensive play. Although his tendency to play soft late in a game while holding a lead is aggravating. Can I bill the Packers for blood pressure treatment?

      An extra week for Rodgers to heal his legs is going to be a blessing....

      Heck with the picks, a safety is just as good and more humiliating.

      The Lions playing a shallow pass for the last play was just hilarious. What point did they think they were making?

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    3. Also, Aikman and Buck have many bags of dicks to eat....

      fortunately, we were in a bar and couldn't hear their blather.

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    4. What point did they think they were making?

      I'm not sure they know. Pointless play, the only chance they had was a deep quick strike, something Stafford can do.

      Buck said something shockingly intelligent (for him), players know when they are stepping on someone, and given Suh's history he needs to face disciplinary action. I haven't seen anything of the sort yet.

      I yusta try to bring in Packer Radio Network, although I run hot and cold with Larrivee (and my dad generally wants to stab him), but the damn delay seems like about 12 secs and it's crazy making.

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  5. the only chance they had was a deep quick strike, something Stafford can do.

    Even that wasn't a chance; an unlikely touchdown with a successful two point conversion was still a one point loss.

    And risking Stafford on a meaningless play when they need him next week seemed like an unnecessary risk, even if it was unlikely.

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    1. I mean two point loss. Counting bad today; much beer yesterday...

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  6. My husband has had cellulitis entirely TOO many times, so I can certainly sympathize! I hope you will feel MUCH better soon and have a happier new year!

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  7. Thanks Labrys, and the same to you!

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