Monthly Archives: December 2003

Happy New Year’s Eve

This year, I’ve found New Year’s much more stressful than Christmas. Maybe that’s because I had absolutely no time to prepare for Christmans, but have had the past 5 days off trying to cram everything left on my 2003 list into the remainder of the year. TV shows promise to run highlight shows of the past year, rubbing in the…

New Math vs. Old Math

Complete the following equations (while both answers are the same, the first equation seems to be emotionaly labile, while the second has proven to be hall of fame material): 21st century math: 8 + 86 = ? 1970s version: 12 + 88 = ? UPDATE: Ok, no takers as of 7pm Monday night. I’ll help you out, the answer is…

Just random stuff

I’m starting to get my energy back. Although I didn’t send off any of my own nasal washings, based on my energy level alone, I’d say there’s a good chance I had the flu and not a cold. I could have had the strain not covered with this year’s shot, or my shot may have been too recent to give…

Snot Patrol

The secret to being sick for this long is snot control. Too much and you can’t think because your head’s about to explode. Too thick and you’ll go blind trying to blow your nose. Too thin and you’ll rupture a disc in your back sneezing all day. too little and your boogers will dry into hard little concretions in the…

George Foreman to the rescue

Perhaps a nutritious lowfat cheese sandwich made by my George Foreman grill will help get me back on my feet. Since my last post on tuesday, I have worked a total of about 3 hours. wednesday morning I was scheduled for just the morning shift. With our morning lecture, that makes only about 2 hours of clinic time before lunch.…

I need a doctor!

Depsite two recent posts about NOT using antibiotics, I started myself on a Z-pack today. It’s been 11 or 12 days and I’m getting worse. Last night I was up all night choking on phlegm draining from my sinuses. I was wrapped in a fleece blanket, a wool comforter, had a heating pad under all that and had 2 humidifiers…