When I was a child I seem to recall fantasizing about being a sickly and consumptive young lordling in an ancient English manor house, gingerly coughing my short life away into silk handkerchiefs while lying abed in a great velvet-draped four-poster bed in a darkened room lined with old musty books.  Don’t ask me why; one too many readings of The Secret Garden, perhaps.

Be careful what you wish for.

At 5AM I was hale and hearty and all set to workout.  By 6:30 I was stumbling back to bed, too dizzy too stand.

I am officially sick of ear infections.  I never had one in my life until a few months ago, and now I’ve had two.  I miss being able to rely on my immune system.

Also, fuck the FDA, and fuck the doctors who’s monopoly they protect.  It took having Stacey call the doctor’s office back in full bitch mode to get an appointment today, so that I could wait 45 minutes so that a doctor could inspect me for five seconds and tell me what I already knew.  I would be healthier now if Stacey could have just picked me up some antibiotics this morning, no questions asked, and if I could have spent the time wasted at the doctor’s office sleeping.

Also, special bonus announcement for anyone who read this far: I no longer have long hair.

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  1. *hexes away evil ear infections and agrees on the PICS!*

  2. Hope you feel better.

    I would go on a rant about technology and medicine and governent regulation, but I think I’ll save that for when it’s not 1 am. Suffice it to say that I agree with you.

  3. The Secret Garden is one of my all-time favorite books. I’ve worn through about five or six copies of it in the past 31 years. 🙂

    Hope you feel better!

    And I second the desire for pics of the new hair. 😉

  4. Pictures..

    and I agree about the FDA and the fucking monopoly that Doctors crafted for themselves and then lobbied to get put in through government support.

    Too many doctors aren’t really healers, but are merely, instead, people who want to make money.

    Fuck that. I’ve met a number of natural healers in my life and spending 1 hour with them is often better than 20 doctor visits.. No.. they cannot conjure anti-biotics out of the air.. but they can often do enough so that you feel 100x better and then your body helps to heal itself..

    Luckily, we actually found a chiropracter around here that is a healer at heart and not just a scam artist. He looks like a typical frat boy/body builder.. but he has an amazingly gentle touch and demeanor.. and he heals.

    get better.

  5. I’m sure I’m jinxing myself by saying this, but I haven’t had an ear infection in years. I used to get them all the time as a child. Feel better soon. I know how much they suck.

    “Also, special bonus announcement for anyone who read this far: I no longer have long hair.”

    At all?

  6. Do you still see a chiropractor? if so maybe you should make a visit with them about the ear infection. They can be helpful for reoccurring ear infections.

  7. See! I am good for some things in bitch mode. 🙂

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