Mrs. Flinger: Based on a True Story

Codiene anyone? 09/Oct/2005

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We “got” to run to the ER today. It’s not what it sounds like. My small-ish town HMO facility can’t handle a stiff neck accompanied by headaches, dizzy spells, and tunnel vision with a sore throat and body aches. That, my friends, warrents a visit to the E freaking R. The system is horrid. There’s a lot of waiting. There’s a lot of paperwork. There’s a lot of nakedness in those stupid gowns.  And, overall, there’s a lot more time spent to hear the same thing, “Take two of these and call if your symptoms don’t get better.”

Anyone up for Codiene? I got a buttload now.

This does nothing for my hypochondria, but they were concerend of Read more

Sleep deprivation won’t kill you, but hypocrondia will 04/Oct/2005

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This morning, very early in the single digits of the day, I woke up to pee. No biggie. Except that when I got up, I was so dizzy I couldn’t walk. I thought it would go away shortly. I thought I’d be ok after a few minutes. Only I wasn’t. It lasted an hour. Yes, I was up for an hour at 2am.  When I did finally go back to sleep, I had horrible dreams. I woke up convinced I had some terrible disease. I said to myself, “LB will never remember her mom.” I actually thought this, people. Don’t run away screaming freak just yet. There’s more.

So as I lay there, awake again, I think of all the things my dizziness could be. Is it vertigo? Is it a virus? Is it MS? Damn all those sugar free coffee syrups. Stupid lo calorie option. Oy. My brain... Read more