Sunday, February 21, 2010

Procrastinating Observations

I never do so much learning (or blogging) as when I have a deadline looming. Surprise, surprise, I have to argue for the death penalty in a mandatory debate on Wednesday, and as such am supposed to be looking up information which backs up my point. To date, I have found out one of my friends has upgraded her farm on facebook, another has been rewarded with mystery chickens and about four of my friends are updating their statuses from around the world. So not much the death penalty then! Other random useless information:

1. Some people, however, simply do not exist on the internet. Not that I am a serial stalker or anything, but seriously, the mind boggles.

2. I am embarking on a diet. I think it's time.

3. There are not enough hours in the day, and yet I seem to accomplish so very little some days!

4. Thomas Harper Ince was a big hot shot in Hollywood in the early 1900s-20s and then he mysteriously died aboard his yacht. On his birthday. I mean, of all the days in the year, jeesh! Allegedly Charlie Chaplin was 'aving it off' with his gal. But whether it was murder, foul play or simply a sudden death has been debated ever since.

5. Adidas was founded in 1924

6. The guy who was in a coma for 23 years who supposedly came alive again a couple of months ago and began communicating, is in fact, still in a coma after 23 years and is not communicating after all.

end of midterm

I can't believe it's the end of midterm already. How time flies! Here are some observations:

1. All people with a size 5 shoe are wearing black knee high boots at the moment. Because, let me tell ya, there's none to be had in a size 5, anywhere. Oh sizes 3,4,6 & 8 but no 5. An occasional 7, mind.

2. Is a problem still classed as a problem when you can live with it despite the symptoms? Yes, that problem is lurking again. I should really stop saying how marvellously I recovered. But, I can live with it for the moment.

3. Manchester is a cool place to live. Seriously.

4. Tiger Woods is a tool bag. And the world is one collective tool bag for giving a care about his issues.

5. My car. My new car. Sigh, sigh, sigh. It has developed a habit of the back right door flying open while in transit ("OMG MY DOOOR!!!!)". Oh the passenger door has the same habit ("OMG MY...EH...OTHER DOOR?..!!!!"). I DON'T EVEN HAVE CENTRAL LOCKING!!!! Meaning, these two problems are not connected, just coincidental! I swear whoever invented the car (google that and find a definitive answer) put in the blueprints "This will be a marvelous mode of transport for everybody. When the world becomes equal, even a woman will be allowed to operate one. Oh except the following people:" and my name was top of the list. That, or the cars I buy have decidedly weird previous owners! Still, we shalt not complain.

6. Total number of original body parts working today: -1. I am going to sleep until Monday I think.

Monday, February 08, 2010

So it's been a week. Or over a week? And I'm thrilled to say I am SO much better.

When I was discharged after the four days, I certainly felt better, but very tired. And then the weekend I spent feeling horrendously ill. But yet I knew the original problem had been fixed, so what was making me feel like I was chronically hungover? I lasted until Monday before I had to put a call in again.

So, following another xray and an abdominal scan, it turned out the new medications I was put on were the cause of the new problem. This was confirmed by the fact that my xray (thankfully) came back as ok and once I stopped taking all these new potions and pills, I felt miraculously better. I haven't heard back about the scan, but I chatted away to the technician during it, and it would seem it looked good. It was funny, because during it, she kept asking me to breathe in and breathe out and used my first name the whole time. Then she went quiet and said 'ok, just take a breath there, pet' and I always think people are nicer to you when they feel sorry for you, so it worried me what she might have seen, but apparently slightly enlarged abnormal vein(s?) seen in my liver is normal considering my medical history. Peeee-hewwww! And the fact that my team haven't phoned me yet about it either says they are sick to death of talking to me, or it's all ok. I would say it's most likely a combination of both.

So the newest remedy in compete contrast to last week's new regime, is to stop ALL the new medications. AND a couple of others that I was also on. I was able to keep up going to college and this week is the final push to midterm or "reading week" as they *insist" we call it. Not that I'm doing much reading when I go on my holidays!!!!! And apparently if 'they' hear that that's how we're doing that 'they' will cancel the reading week. I don't even know who 'they' are and why 'they' would be hanging around listening to my conversations. Or reading my blog...

Thanks for all the good wishes recently too xx