i feel pretty good
today. woke up, took a shower
d a cigarette
and went to work
. at work i started on a new build
and took the downtime
waiting for it to finish compiling
to check the news headlines
. i found a story titled Thin Isn't In!
... i am, admittedly, confused
by the article. is it possible? is it? my ultra-paranoid
side tells me this is just some research
ers way of trying to make people
feel better about themselves... but it is possible
? despite what is so tremendously glorified on television
and in the movies
, is it possible that REAL PEOPLE
prefer REAL BODIES? that people find toothpick thin supermodel waif
s the least desirable type of body
? i don't know. i just dunno. i don't think i can swallow
, i've actually got to accomplish stuff today
suddenly there's a pain in my side, above my belly button
on the right
. walking seems to help so i go down to smoke
and run into grizz. he says it sounds like when he had gallstone
s, and i should go to the doctor
. so i go
. first the doc seems to think it might be food poisoning
and asks me several times if i've eaten anything outside
. i haven't eaten anything. the doctor sends me to a radiologist
for an abdominal sonogram
, which shows no gallstone
s, but that the wall of my gallbladder
is much thick
er than it should be. they want to do more tests. my doc recommended going to the ER
to get the tests done immediately, but with pain killers i can wait until tuesday
. the ER
sucks. i'm given some acid blockers, an anti-emetic
, and heavy painkillers
, and sent for blood work. on my way to get the blood
work done, i stop at the pharmacy
and drop off the prescription
s. on my way out the pharmacy door
"excuse me ma'am? can i ask you a question?"
"are you married?"
"no, but i'm involved."
"you got friends?"
"yes, i have plenty of friends."
"may i give you my phone number, as a friend?"
"i'm sorry, but i don't think so."
ugh. i was in pain
pain. i'm pretty pale
. i don't look so good. but this guy still walks up to me. heh. i like the "as a friend
" part. never seen me, never talk
ed to me, no clue
as to what, if anything, we have in common
. he was very polite
, though. i will give him kudos for that. it's flatter
ing, but i really would rather have not been bother
the blood tests were more than i expected. i had to pee
in a cup
, too. they're doing a whole lot of tests. CBC, hepatic panel, electrolite levels), pregnancy
test, both blood and urine
(exceedingly unlikely, but just in case) and some others i don't remember.
peeing in a cup isn't easy when you don't have a pee nozzle.
now i'm at home, watching the boob tube
and writing this. i took two percocet
. still waiting for them to ease the pain. i'm not supposed to eat solid
food, and no fat
whatsoever. ugh. this suck
s. i hope it's nothing serious