Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Tymps (the Sick in The Head Song)

Lovely image, huh?

Well, I'm not feeling lovely or even can muster up the energy to pretend that I am.

When it comes down to it, I'm probably a lousy patient. At least on some levels. I'm a great surgery patient, but when it comes to aches and pains and sniffles, the world should revolve around me.

Oh who am I kidding? I'm a Leo. The world does revolve around me. What was I even thinking?

But to be frank, I cannot control everything - as much as that pains me. This cold has got me by the balls, so to speak. It's not allergies and yesterday I ruled out H1N1. It's just a summer cold. And there ain't nothing I can do about (whoa-whoa-whoa.....).

So I got into the family medicine clinic where I work. That will be the last time I do that. I believe Emma Lazarus wrote a poem about this place.

It was the dregs. I was the only one there who didn't bring my kids or parents. Oh, and the doc to see me happened to be the chairman of the department. A guy I interviewed with over a year ago and he turned me down. Awkward!!! (say it in that gay sing-songy voice. you know the one.)

Even more awkward was giving him my entire medical history and coupled it with the thought that if I had to run such a department that was so heinous, I would have jumped off the nearest bridge.

So - what did I get from this experience? Zilch. Basically.

It's a cold. Nothing they can do. It has to run its course. It's going to be a miserable week - for me and all who come in contact with me.

Fairly be warned! Arrrrgh.

Song by: Fiona Apple


Larry Ohio said...

Take care, old timer. Them summer colds are the worst! You oughta get yourself some Flu Buddy.

Brettcajun said...

Sorry you are not feeling well. Whenever I feel I have the sniffles, I ignore them. I will get out there on the tennis courts and run my ass off. Do you know what? It helps! I swear... when I lay on my ass under the guise of taking care of myself... it last longer. When I sweat it out, it always seems to work like a charm! But I could be an alien. You do what you have to do.

A Lewis said...

First of all, it must be nice -- very nice -- to have BrettCajun comment on your site....I'm gonna kick his little Southern ass next time I see him for not commenting on my site.. All of that aside, my "summer cold" has whipped me since mid-June....I hope yours is over much more quickly.