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Let the pill taking begin…

Amoxicillin. I arrived at work gasping and wheezing this morning and my boss made me go to the clinic.

At first I tried to make a regular appointment with my doctor, but the next available one is in three weeks. This thing would have either gone away or croaked me by then. So I made a so-called emergency appointment and got seen in an hour by a nurse practitioner.

The NHS paradox: good in a crisis, not so good for the routine.

She decided against steroids, but she could hear junk in my breath-bags, so antibiotics it is. It’ll be five weeks tomorrow since I caught this bug, so I guess an infection stands to reason, but I hate taking antibiotics. My gut microbiome is a sacred garden. Bring me kefir!

Still, it was great to have official doctor’s orders to skip out on work and be a lazy sack of shit all weekend. Have a good one!


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 8, 2019, 9:50 pm

Watch your tongue while at the NHS.

NHS in Bristol has announced a policy of “red carding” patients or visitors who offend staff with “racist” speech. So far, it’s only in Bristol, but soon to be national most likely.

“Bristol Southmead Hospital: Racist patients could have treatment withdrawn”

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 8, 2019, 10:36 pm

Stoaty – I share your thoughts on antibiotics. In the right circumstances they are marvelous things, but they do have their drawbacks.

@Rich Rostrom — The State does want to control language as much as behavior on their way to controlling thought. As for the Bristol Southmead Hospital — is that the one at
1984 Orwell Avenue?

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: November 9, 2019, 12:41 am

5 weeks! – stoic Stoaty!

Gets better soon!

Comment from Bronwen Thompson
Time: November 10, 2019, 3:49 am

Took me two months to get rid of mine and I still have low oxygen levels going on. Hope you bounce back quicker!

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: November 10, 2019, 6:41 am

I’ve never needed anyone’s permission to be a lazy sack of shit, weekend or not.

Could have something to do with me being a broke-ass bum, but who can really say for sure.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 11, 2019, 9:02 pm

Mrs C! Where the heck you been?

My oxygen levels were just inside the line. And how long have they had those things that clip to your finger to measure it?

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