I thought that I'd raise my fuzzy and aching head long enough to let Blogdom know that I'm still with you — sort of . Frankly, I'm not well. It's adding insult to assault, I tell ya.
When I blogged Bless You Ladies the other day, I chose to spare you the gory details. I will honour that, but permit me also to say just a little more. I've endured that procedure, or most of it, at least twice before but never in so shabby a room with my private parts flapping in the breeze at about a tall man's chin height and never with so much brutal pace. The doc was whirling dervish as he inserted this and that in a frenzy of activity. It was quite an assault, let me tell ya. My Cuppa observed that I had a very red face when I got out of there, and I sure took my time over the subsequent coffee at Tims. (Do try the breakfast sandwich if you haven't already.)
I sweat a lot in bed the next few nights, but I didn't think much of it. That sort of thing happens to me on occasion. But in this case it presaged something, for on Monday night, I came down with severe shivers and shakes. It was uncontrollable. It lasted for two hours. At that point, I went back into my sweat mode. The cycle repeated: shaking-shivers followed by more sweats.
Guess what? It's a urinary tract infection picked up from the cystoscopy. How do I know? Let me tell ya, you know. I've never had one of these infections before, but I know. Fortunately the doctor left me with a prescription for antibiotics — just in case doncha know. Unfortunately, the meds are strong and cause headaches (which I already had btw) and come with various stipulations: take a pill on an empty stomach one hour before eating or two hours after; and, don't consumer dairy products or antacids for at least six hours before or two hours after. For some reason, I can't hold onto the two stipulations and find myself reading and rereading to try to get them into my head — my poor, achy head.
So that's it. The old expression is "adding insult to injury," and while I won't throw it out completely, in this I feel that it's more like adding "insult to assault."
Spare a thought of commiseration today, will ya? Huh?