Times of minor unpleasantness

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atog
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Re: Times of minor unpleasantness

Postby atog » Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:33 pm

yeah I figured they were just scrambling. I was headed down to the lobby with our handcart when they met me at the top floor, straining to move these fuckers out the elevator.

it's one of those "if I could afford a car" moments. If I could just go to the curbside and load $350 worth of cat food and cat sand into my own vehicle and drive it safely home and unload it in OSHA-approved load sizes and parcel filling limits and all that.

It would still cost more per year than our entire annual cat care budget including Jake's dental work. Still feels like shit to get a shipment in this state.
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Re: Times of minor unpleasantness

Postby nosimpleway » Wed Nov 16, 2022 11:03 pm

Usually my daughter gets sick, and I'm a bit under the weather for 24 to 36 hours before it bounces. This last cold was the opposite, she was feverish and miserable without medicine but her usual self with a hit of children's ibuprofen, and shook it off inside of two days, whereas I was laid flat for four days before the chills and weakness went away.

but now that that's over, my immune system has set its sights on the real enemy: my own skin

I had a couple eczema patches on my wrists before I got sick, and they got better while I was ill with whatever the hell that was, and now they're all over my hands, up my arms, onto my face. There's a patch on the little patch of skin between my nostrils, which sucks, and on the inside of my right ear, which is worse.

So I'm just sort of methodically implementing at-home treatments one by one before I make a doctor's appointment, so I can definitively say that the usual first line of defense -- humidity and lotion and cool showers -- ain't working.

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Re: Times of minor unpleasantness

Postby Caithness » Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:01 am

that sounds majorly unpleasant to me!

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Re: Times of minor unpleasantness

Postby nosimpleway » Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:47 am

Doctor said it was scabies and prescribed me a pesticide to rub into my skin.

The pharmacy was out of the stuff, because good lord I can't find a pharmacy that isn't utter fucking clownshoes no matter what. So before I could get the stuff to kill off the tiny bugs infesting my skin, things just... started clearing up on their own. I've still got a few marks from where the skin broke rather than just getting really inflamed, but skin mites don't just go away on their own. It really was just extra-dry skin and an overactive inflammatory system.

So now that that's healing I've got a lasting sinus headache and congestion. I can't just not have anything wrong, what would be the fun in that?

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