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Stick a fork in me [Jul. 10th, 2013|09:57 pm]
Erin woke up with a tonsil about the size of a golf ball, protruding into her throat enough to make it hard to breathe or swallow. So off we went to the ER. IV antibiotics and pain meds, a CT scan to determine whether it was abscessed (it was not), then more IV fluids and we finally left around 3:30 pm, 7 hours later--she has to go to her doc tomorrow, but insurance protocol dictates that this is an outpatient issue.

While we were trapped in the brightly lit, windowless, sterile ER environs, a stormaggedon had stricken Cleveland. We walked out of the cool, dry air conditioned air into what felt and looked like a tropical zombie apocalypse. There were tornado and flood watches, and lightning flashing in the sky.

We stopped to fill a prescription at CVS, where we were apparently a thought experiment in how long it took a person to lose the will to live. FINALLY the scrip was filled and we staggered on home.

Where, 15 minutes later, the power went out. And is still out. Lightning hit a tree directly in front of the fire station, and the tree ripped down a huge swathe of power lines.

So now I'm sitting here, typing on my iPhone by candlelight. The power isn't expected to be back on until sometime tomorrow. I have a huge work assignment that requires Internet, so I will probably spend tomorrow in a Panera.

Life, you can stop making anecdotes for me for a while. Really, I won't mind!

[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2013-07-11 04:10 am (UTC)
I've had about enough of that kind of thing, too. I hope they get the power restored quickly.

My iron is leaking every time I put water in it for steam, and last night, my washing machine quit. Replacing the first, repairing the second (again). And I'm supposed to be making a living at sewing...
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[User Picture]From: gabyrippling
2013-07-11 05:38 am (UTC)
Oh god, the same thing happened to me at a CVS when I had an infected tonsil and needed antibiotics. I just sat in the chair looking like death warmed over with a fever of 101 to 102 while the pharmacists just fucked around and my brother got me a gatorade (thank god he was there because I probably would have collapsed).
It must be some asshole protocol - "Customer looks like death - make them really suffer for their medications so they realize how much they need this 24 hour pharmacy" (My experience was at like, 7 or 8pm.)
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From: anonymousalex
2013-07-12 02:19 am (UTC)
They tried that on us once. The script was for an anti-emetic. They learned better.

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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2013-07-11 12:06 pm (UTC)
Wow. Wave it WEST, okay, not toward me.

Seriously. I had tonsil issues until I was 21 and had them OUT. Poor Erin, it's bad enough to be sick but to be sick in the hot summer REALLY sucks.

Hoping your power is on sooner rather than later.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-07-11 12:36 pm (UTC)
It is on this morning. Hallelujah!
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2013-07-11 12:40 pm (UTC)
Hooray and Huzzah!
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[User Picture]From: goldiebug
2013-07-11 01:10 pm (UTC)
Goodness! I hope Erin feels better soon! And yoiks on the scary weather issues. We escaped with just a lightning strike close by that took out a branch and our door security system and our wifi and some lights; at home I had a leak in my basement but very small. Whew. I'm ready for some hot dry summer days now!
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[User Picture]From: alumiere
2013-07-11 07:06 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Erin's okay, and I totally understand the desire for the tough shit to stop now.
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[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2013-07-12 01:39 am (UTC)
Wishing Erin a speedy recovery!
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