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26 April 2011 @ 08:53 pm
Yay for Health Insurance!  
So aside from the paltry "insurance" I had when I was in college, I pretty much haven't had health insurance in a really long time.  I got some benefits when I got my new job, and today was the first time I got to put them to use.  I'm prone to bad ear infections, which is why I practice constant vigilance - I always blow dry my ears (LOL, but seriously) and at the first instant of trouble I start taking decongestants.  And I haven't had a really bad one in at least three years. 

Thursday, started feeling the Slight Soreness of Potential Ear Troubles, and got on the Sudafed wagon.  Thought I had nipped it in the bud.  Then this morning I sneezed - oh God.  The Snap Crackle Pop of Ear Troubles, They Be Here.  I'm at work, obviously, and it was agony.  AGONY.  On my very own personal and highly relative pain scale, it was an eight.  There was an hour where I was pretty much just crying while I was trying to work, and everyone was like ARE YOU GOING TO BE OKAY and it did in fact sound like that because, y'know.  Ear.  In Pain.  Lots.  I took a half day, went to urgent care, kind of threw my insurance card down - an insurance card!  what the hell is that! - and just said, "Job tells me I can have healthies please for cheaper scan cards look in ear I pay some they pay most need antibiotics and pain pills thank you."

And it happened.  ANTIBIOTICS AND STEROIDS AND HYDROCOOOOOODOOOOOONE.  (I don't know if you can tell, but I'm on some now.)  And like, I haven't taken antibiotics...in a really long time.  So I'm pretty sure my immune system looks like Tigh and Chief when the Galactica drops out of the sky - like...holy shit.  What is that.  What is falling towards us.  OH GOD IT'S HELP.  (Now I'm going to imagine each antibiotic pill as a little Galactica.)

Put TVs on my PSP, had my book, had cats.  Laid in bed and sometimes read, sometimes drowsed while holding book up, woke up suddenly like ack!  a book!  And the cats didn't like that and finally left.  Watched the first episode of Game of Thrones.  Now it's time for night-time pain pill.  I will probably be able to work tomorrow, though if I have to take hydrocodone I can't drive, so will have to be ~chauffeured. 
 
 
 
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Shannon: bsg exodus chiefkungfuwaynewho on April 27th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
I do feel better already - that's the thing about not having actual medicine for a long time. When you get it, it works.
nhpwnhpw on April 27th, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
*HUUUUGS* I am so glad you took a half day and went and got the darn thing checked out - I am such a sap, but I was worried about you! (Like, I did not actually believe you were going to die, but nobody should ever be at work and be in that much pain. SERIOUSLY FOR REAL.)

Also, pain pills are awesome, and I admire your ability to make a post (coherent or, um, otherwise) while on them. And yay for late-start work on Wednesday for to you can sleeeeeep iiiiiin!

Take care of yourself. Feel better soon. <3
Shannon: b5 delenn robe smileskungfuwaynewho on April 27th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you for worrying about me. :D

Also, pain pills are awesome, and I admire your ability to make a post (coherent or, um, otherwise) while on them.

Congratulations! This is the closest to drunk you'll ever see me, LOL. It took me, like...fifteen minutes to type this entry last night.

I did sleep in! Like, actual sleep in, not 8am sleep in! I slept till ten-thirty in the morning. Can't remember the last time that happened.
enigmaticbluesenigmaticblues on April 27th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
I totally know how you feel. As someone who is prone to infections, I know the joy of antibiotics. As a perpetual student, I know the pain of not having insurance. There isn't a day that goes by that I'm not grateful for health insurance.

Here's hoping you feel better soon!
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on April 27th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
I know - there was one incident a few years back when I should have went to the ER but I didn't, so knowing that if something like that happens again I will be able to really does take a load off my mind.

Thanks!
Holly: Bill well shithollywobbles on April 27th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
WHY MUST YOU MAKE ME LAUGH SO HARD THEN FEEL SO INCREDIBLY BAD ABOUT IT!!??!!

Feel better, babes. Now. This instant. [taps foot]
Shannon: tng dancing redkungfuwaynewho on April 27th, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA. Don't feel bad. I'm feeling much, much better today. Slept in, took a shower, will stop and get something bad for me for lunch. :D:D:D:D

As to your other question, yes, I am - I know I haven't watched a new episode in a long time, but I'm always using it in challenges and stuff, and will get back to watching eventually. I'd love anything you spent 20 minutes on. ;)
mac_beth13: Deannaluvschocolatemac_beth13 on April 27th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
*HUGS* Hope you feel better soon!
Shannon: tng gaspkungfuwaynewho on April 27th, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
I do - thank you!
cath822cath822 on April 27th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
Oh, dear heavens, that made me laugh so hard.
Shannon: ad buster boobskungfuwaynewho on April 27th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
Reading it again this morning, I'm just amazed there are no typos. Even drugged, I'm a stickler for spelling.
cath822cath822 on April 27th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
I should have added that I hope you're feeling better. But seriously, I actually snorted at one point.
Ms Dref: Heroes - papabear extraordinairedref22 on April 27th, 2011 06:29 am (UTC)
I'll be a lame person and ignore the pain you were going through and ask: How was Game of Thrones? :D

OMG kidding! Ugh, get well, FAST! I never had ear infections before! *knocks on wood*
Shannon: lotr legolas balrogkungfuwaynewho on April 27th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
Game of Thrones was good! I haven't read the books yet, but I had no problems following what was going on, and I'm very interested in what happens next. Great cast, and LORD but it is a beautifully-shot show. It's like a movie.

You've never had an ear infection?! Lucky! Regular ones are annoying and awful, but really bad ones are just about the worst.
Martine: Fantastic Four/Johnnyla_loony on April 27th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
And it happened. ANTIBIOTICS AND STEROIDS AND HYDROCOOOOOODOOOOOONE. (I don't know if you can tell, but I'm on some now.) And like, I haven't taken antibiotics...in a really long time. So I'm pretty sure my immune system looks like Tigh and Chief when the Galactica drops out of the sky - like...holy shit. What is that. What is falling towards us. OH GOD IT'S HELP. (Now I'm going to imagine each antibiotic pill as a little Galactica.)

No way you were on pills while writing thisXD
Love the image and hope you are better today =)
Shannon: bicycle dadkungfuwaynewho on April 27th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
Hee, thank you! (And I was so on pills! :p)
Martinela_loony on April 27th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Was funny to read though, seems like the pills were giving you a good timeXD