27 April 2009

REAL monday morning mayhem...

well, this one has no jokes. it really has turned out to be a mayhem day right from the start.

i had to get up early to get the car to Infiniti because there was recall on the fuel pump. turned out to be a false alarm. it was okay. they did do a couple of things for free for my coming in.

then i had to run to a friend's house to bring her some papers in PDF that she couldn't open on her computer. i tried everything i could to open them on her machine. it worked fine on mine. seems her email server thought it was spam/virus because it came from a Xerox scanning device. it erased all contents.

over the weekend i had a problem start up in my mouth and when i called the doctor, they said, "come in NOW." about three weeks ago i was having a problem breathing because of one of the medications from the surgery i had. they increased my Advair; actually, they more than doubled the dose from 100mcg twice/day to 250mcg twice/day!

seems that oral corticosteroids like Advair are known to produce yeast fungal infections in the mouth [Thrush]. though i have been on the 100mcg dose for years, the higher dose, even though i was rinsing out my mouth per instructions, it was too high and caused the fungal infection.

not a happy camper.

my biggest worry was that the Advair has been so effective that it has really been years since i've had a full-blown asthma attack. now i have to stop using it at least for the next couple of weeks. this during one of the worst times of the allergy season. the doc gave me a script for a rescue inhaler in case i need it. i do not like those things, but if i have to the alternative is not pleasant, if any of you with asthma well know.

so, i went from my house that is at 8700 south to 15900 south to 12000 west back to 5500 south, east to 1100 west and then to 2200 north. if you are familiar with Chicago at all, it was a giant circle of about 90 miles.

well, it will all work out. it always does, but it does remind me of what retirement may really be all about:

Wisdom Of A Retiree!

I've often been asked, 'What do you old folks do now that you're retired?'

Well..., I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background, and one of the things I enjoy most is turning beer, wine, gin, Scotch, and margaritas into urine.

if only you all knew how true that is in what all i've been going through. though it hasn't been through the gin...

shut up, Maxx...

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sometimes he drives me bonkers!

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