Solonor breaks down and visits doctor! Earth tilts on axis! Film at 11!

(My alternate title was “Kiss me! I’m contagious!”)

Yes, I finally got sick and tired of being sick and tired and went to the doctor for this cough. After he examined my four humors, he prescribed a good dose of leeches and sent me off.

So, now I’m a little poorer and no better, but at least I know that I might have acute bronchitis and 5 days worth of antibiotics to take, and that am contributing to the overuse of such drugs (see, The Merck Manuals) and that I probably would have been fine if I had let it go another week.

It is true that, as the title suggests, I have been pretty successful at avoiding all contact with the medical profession. I have only seen a doctor three times in my adult life. Once was 12 years ago when I got a nasty ear infection. I went to an ENT specialist who apparently had a reputation for screwing things up, because I wound up going to another doctor to get a cure for his cure. The other time was 25 or so years ago when I burned my hand working at McDonald’s and had to go to the emergency room.

Tune in next week to see if I’m over this hacking or if I really do have the black plague.

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8 Responses to Solonor breaks down and visits doctor! Earth tilts on axis! Film at 11!

  1. Linkmeister says:

    How the hell have you avoided normal accidents? I’ve broken bones four times and lacerated an artery to the tune of $25K worth of surgery.

  2. Ric the Schmuck says:

    What he’s not telling you is that he refuses to go to the doctor because he’s deathly afraid of them actually giving him a shot, or taking blood. Needles, ya see….

    ‘splains a lot, don’t it?

    (He’s probably abnormally healthy, too, but that doesn’t work as well as the needle-thing.)

    Now he will proceed to kill me to death for outing him. But he’ll have to come home to do it, so that’ll be OK. 🙂

    GET BETTER, you!

  3. Solonor says:

    Aye. ’tis true. I only went this morning because the Mrs. promised they wouldn’t poke me with anything sharp.

    I’m askeered of vampires, too.

    I was happy to learn that my blood pressure is still in the low range of normal, though.

  4. kat says:

    Damn stupid men!!!
    Get better Solly!

  5. geeky says:

    i’m with you. i avoid doctors like the plague.

  6. Sassy says:

    Glad to know you’re hanging in there!! I’ve been behind in my blog reading or I would have sent you well wishes earlier! I sympathize with your crud– my crud followed me home from China last week. F’ing antibiotics– go buy stock in Stonyfield Farm yogurt now, I guarantee you’ll make a profit off my grocery expenditures. Get better soon!

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