March 10th, 2010

Hearth

Odin's Day

Medical
Still speaking in a croak, but I think I can manage work today.

Sale!
Bad week for my lungs, good week for my stories - "Salt Brides" has sold to Abyss & Apex, and will appear in their October issue.

Clearly the takeaway is that I need to get off my ass and submit stuff more.

I still have no Link Soup. You guys should tell me what's going on in the world.

Daily Science
Scientists have found evidence of a catastrophic event they believe was responsible for halting the birth of stars in a galaxy in the early Universe.

Daily BPAL
Aatos Polemoio: Cedar, black currant, and saffron.
In bottle: The saffron's an afterkick, behind cedar and currant.
On me: The notes blend and swell, becoming something thicksweetspicy with a core of cedar. Om nom nom!

Plans
Work, including BARCC blog post. Nap, I'm certain. Date with swashbucklr tonight; the details of which conditional upon how I feel; the plan is Talk Nerdy to Me burlesque.
Boondock/can't believe

Oh for crying out loud.

So. Thrice today have I actually *stopped breathing* due to coughing fits. Full-on bronchospasm, unable to suck any air in. Body actually convulsey/dry-heavey. THIS IS NOT FUN.

Just got back from the doctor, who tapped on my chest twice and said "Ah, yeah. You have pneumonia. I don't normally go straight for the antibiotics, but you need them right now. Also, you need X-rays. I've asked for a wet read so I can get the results in 5 minutes to an hour. Go get that done now."

So I go down to radiology. Guess what? The machine is broken.

AAAAGH.

So I have to go to the hospital to get it done. I shouldn't be driving, because I have sick-person brain. I can't walk the mile to the bus stop. I don't have quarters for the parking lot by the bus stop. Hi. Fucked, party of one.

swashbucklr can be here in about half an hour to get me there. Which is not quite the hot date we had in mind, but hey, you date the gimp-girl, this is sometimes what you get. The reward is that I am fantastic in bed when I am not coughing up a lung.

I'm just vexed because the doctor clearly feels a need to have these results RIGHT NOW (I've never even *heard* of a "wet read"), and now we have a built-in hour-and-a-half-at-minimum delay which may mean he won't even get the results today.
Katchoo - Terry Moore

(no subject)

I have been scanned - after 5pm, so my doctor does not yet have the results. Alas. But I have Avelox and Mucinex.

...and a sparkly My Little Pony pegasus (shut up you guys) because I remember very clearly from having pneumonia when I was four and eight that when I have pneumonia I get a toy.

...my pegasus is named Starsong.

Okay. I am telling you right now who is to blame for me actually having My Little Ponies now. It is maxymyllyn. So if you enter my house and it is all SPARKLY PONY DOOM, you know why. maxymyllyn. I am telling you. (EDIT: Because he gave me a My Little Pony for my birthday, is why. I have a logic. It's internally consistent, even.)

So there.

And. I am supposed to stay home and rest. For how long? I do not know. I'll get clarification tomorrow when he sees my X-ray. But I do not like it. I have work-stuff I gotta do.

My pegasus has a sparkly mane.

That is all.

EDIT: Mark has pointed out that I seem a bit loopy. Is that a Thing with this medication?