Talking with Friends

Apparently, the root canal worked, as it’s now been almost 48 hours and the pain that I’ve felt has been minimal.  I wouldn’t even call it pain – more like periodic discomfort.  Dentist #4 told me that I’d feel better once he was finished, and boy, was he right.  And the funny thing to me…

The Procedure

It happened. Visit to Dentist #4 resulted in a root canal procedure.  I did not want one (preferring extraction over the more complicated work), but the dentist – who was one of the nicest medical professionals I’ve ever met – convinced me that the long-term problems with a tooth removal weren’t worth the time and…

Blood on the Highway

I’m strongly considering retitling this blog to something like Blood on the Highway, as it seems that most of my recent adventures have all been centered around my favorite chore:  Driving. In the near-month since my last post (I’ve been busier than usual), I have nearly been hit at least four times, nearly hit someone…

Feeling Safe

Well, my visit to Physician #4 has given me something to think about – specifically, that my never-ending source of pain might be due to a compromised nerve.  Now, I’ve said this pretty much for the last month, noting that I felt very strongly that my headaches were due to something that I either had…

The Story Thus Far

Due to the abundance of available holiday chocolate, I am experiencing yet another one of my “Oh, Please Kill Me and End This” headaches.  I didn’t realize how much sugar I’d been downing until the other day, when I happened to take a peek at my garbage bin.  It’s a dry bin, meaning that it’s…

Fun Day

Today was supposed to be a ‘fun’ day. Every so often, the Little Woman volunteers to drive me around (for a change), and we go roaming around town.  I look forward to these outings because we don’t spend enough time together as it is, and it allows me to travel without being responsible for everything. …

A Little Walk

You know, I’ve only had class for two days, and yet I am so very thankful that Friday has come. The day started off with a visit to Walmart, where I found a decent little electric kettle for $13.  Now I can make my tea in the comfort of my own office, with minimal inconvenience. …

Friday’s Rant

Headaches.  I am so very sick of headaches. I’m tired of feeling as if someone’s squeezing my temples.  Or occasionally stabbing in the middle of my head.  Or the light-headedness that hits me two or three times a day.  Or even the dull pain near my eye that feels like someone’s pushing a roll of…

Dodging Fate

You know, after the gasoline fiasco yesterday, I thought that things would look up for me this weekend. I’ve since managed to ram an X-acto knife blade into the center of my thumb (don’t ask).  Yes, it’s painful.  No, it is not healing properly, probably because I can’t immobilize my thumb. I’ve also managed to…

Windy Thoughts

It is windy here. I love seasonal windstorms.  Despite its roar, and the cacophony of noises outside from tumbling trash cans, mailboxes, awnings, and who-knows-what-else, I’ve always found the sound of a windstorm to be somewhat comforting, not too different from listening to a thunderstorm or some other white noise. It amuses me, too.  Despite…

Pre-Dawn Digressions

It’s just after 5 am and, for the umpteenth-billionth time, I’m wide awake and unable to sleep.  I am just going to have to accept that this is my new normal, and that sleep is one more thing that will move into the realm of legend, like my mother’s Mississippi Mud Cake, because I’ll never…

Hope and Perseverance

Life can be funny, in its own way, of course. Last week, I happily reported how my Baby Sis was awake, coherent, talkative, and what-not.  Last week, I was busy pointing out how she’d been forced to the brink, yet emerged to fight another day.  Last week, I was excitedly writing that all was good….