Saturday, January 19, 2008

Doctors, Snow, and Walmart!

Oh joy joy! More snow here in Loganville! Actually, it's pretty cool to see REAL snow... I don't think we got ANY last year, maybe a very light dusting if any. Anyway, this morning, I got up, went to the post office, then to my doctor. The good news is, I don't have pnuemonia again. The bad news is, I DO have bronchitis. The good news is it's not contaigious, so I won't have to miss any work. :)

After my doc appt., I ran to Walmart to get some office supplies. Since I'm working with this new ministry as "Veteran Coordinator," (matching up incarcerated Veterans with Christian penpals who have a heart for prison ministry and veterans) I needed to get some office supplies: manilla file folders, haning file folders, a file box thing to hang the folders in, of course; also needed more envelopes (I was totally out) and some more address labels. Oh yeah, and I needed a hole puncher, too. So, I scooped up all that and somehow was miraculously out of walmart in 30 minutes. Since it was snowing heavily at the time, of course, walmart was a total ZOO...people panicking over a few flakes of what is essentially fat, fluffy rain. It isn't sticking to roads yet, so it's fine, people, really. It WON'T stick, either, most likely, to the roads. C'mon, this is Georgia here, not New Jersey or Wisconsin where they have REAL snow storms. (the local media, of course, is going nuts over "Winter Storm 2008!" Seriously... this is a winter sneeze, not a winter storm, haha!) The danger will be tomorrow - all this stuff and slush will ice over tonight and everything will be icy. THAT'S the dangerous stuff. But people were still driving about 2 miles an hour and generally being annoying.

After wally-world, I went to my eye doc appt. I get new glasses in about a week! :) Yay, the ones I have are something like 4 years old. I also got the doc to check why my eyes water so bad all the time. I can't wear makeup a lot, because my eyes water so much. He tested my eyes to see if the tear ducts were clogged. This was interesting... first, he numbed my eyes with eye drops (eye novacaine, hehe). Then he took a saline-filled syringe with a thin, hollow metal tube on it (like a needle, but NOT a needle, it wasn't sharp or pointy) and carefully inserted it in the corner of my eye - not the eye itself! - but that corner there by your nose. Apparently, that's where tear ducts are. He thinks the right eye tear duct was clogged a bit, as at first, the fluid didn't want to go in... but he's pretty sure whatever blockage was there was flushed away. My left eye was also done. I didn't know tear ducts are also connected to your nose and throat... we knew it was working cuz the saline & declogger solution stuff ran down the back of my throat as opposed to not going in or coming up outta my eye. (sounds horribly icky, but it really wasn't so bad... thanks to Eye Novacaine! lol) HOPEFULLY that will help some.

Anyway, after an hour and a half at the eye doc, picking new frames and getting pointy things stuck in my eyes, I went off to CVS to get my bronchitis prescription filled. :) And finally, I came home and here I am now. The meds are making me sleepy, so I'm thinking I'm gonna curl up & snooze soon. :)

There's no church tomorrow because of Winter Storm 2008 (we MIGHT get UP TO *THREE* INCHES of snow, you know) and I'm off work monday because our office closes for MLK Day. :)

Happy saturday, y'all!


k said...

Yeah, it's amazing how many little tubes and things are running around in there.

Did you know about eustachian tubes? They connect your ear and the back of your throat. When you're really clogged, a doc may tell you to hold your nose shut and blow at the same time.

What you're doing is blowing air bubbles into those tubes. It can really help clear them. I do that several times a day, me.

I told a doc once I want to see a teensy tiny vacuum cleaner thing that can just go in those tubes and suck out the gunk. Then, spray some Afrin-type decongestant into the tube on the way back down.

Sounds like heaven to me.

The last doc I told it to? He says those tubes are a lot more complicated than that. He didn't think that teensy tiny vacuum cleaner would be do-able.

Oh well. It's a nice thought at least.

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