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By atreides (Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 05:08:37 AM EST) (all tags)
If I'm not careful, this might become a daily ritual...


Another fucking nosebleed this morning. Fuck! This was annoying before. Now it's pissing me off.

Went to the clinic yesterday. I don't have my own doctor because I go so rarely. Hell, this is my second time in as many years and the last time was just a physical. But i digress. After looking up my nose for a bit, the Doc said that he doesn't see any reason for this other than one of my nasal passages is swollen. Maybe it's climate related or the recent use of the AC is drying me out and breaking capillaries or something. I think we can rule out something chemical in the house because Welsh Girl would probably be effected by it too. He had some blood drawn to make sure it's nothing with my lymph nodes or anything like that.

On the subject of drawing blood, well, I hate it because I not only have a small fear of needles, but because I hate the idea of my lifeblood leaving my body. But I have to watch because watching is less painful than not watching. Luckily, the pretty little nurse yesterday did it so deftly and cleanly that I barely even noticed the needle going in or coming out. The needle came, the vino flowed and then the needle went and Robert was my mother's brother. Jeebus bless her.

I spent the rest of the day resting and trying to find tickets for the Leonard Cohen show next month. Unfortunately, all the cheap seats (if you call $85 a pop cheap) are sold out. And there are lots of people on Craigslist and Ebay trying to move them for much more. :( Fuckers.

Alright. Time to go to work. Post this bitch. And pray that my nose doesn't blow between here and work.

That is all.

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How to prevent nosebleeds by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 05:12:14 AM EST
I told you to agree to whatever WelshGirl said about decorating the nursery.... 


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No, that's why I have two black eyes... by atreides (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 05:58:47 AM EST
I don't have my own doctor by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 05:21:11 AM EST
You don't? Are you uninsured? Because if you're insured you should have your own GP.

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well, he by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 01:38:39 PM EST
doesn't go to the doctor all that much. Aside from the dreaded ob/gyn, I nominally have a GP, but that is only because I had a bladder infection a few years back. Last time, I didn't even bother with that and just went to urgent care.

If you don't usually get sick, you don't usually go to the doctor.
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I go yearly for a physical by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 02:29:51 AM EST
Insurance covers it, so why not?

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(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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depending on age by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 02:38:09 AM EST
why not. If you are 40+, it sort of makes sense to go and get checked regularly*, if younger why bother?
A healthy body is one that isn't checked enough. Depending on your level of hypocondria, less might be more.

*regularly depending on the number of identified conditions you have.

-- The revolution will not be televised.
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In re: Cohen, by blixco (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 08:16:13 AM EST
I may have an "in" for you.  I'll let you know.

Also, y'all going to be around on March 21st?  BBQ that day....

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WOOTXXORS!!! by atreides (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 08:26:24 AM EST
Keep me informed. I'm looking for 5 tickets total (Welsh Girl, myself and I'm helping some friends find them) but I'll happily take two for the Basilissa and Myself...

As for 3/21, we'll be around. We're not going anywhere with the Great Event so close. We're even trying to get in some stuff with friends because it may be a little while before we can get together again...

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

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PM your email to me by blixco (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 03:33:51 PM EST
since I dunno which to use.

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Your Soul Is Coming Out Your Nose by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 12:54:32 PM EST
My diagnosis? Too much soul.

Consider making a deal with the devil, reducing the level of funk in your diet, or both.


I am from a small, unknown country in the north called Ca-na-da.
This may well be the first time... by atreides (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 12:58:35 PM EST
...I've ever been accused of having "too much soul". :P That having said, my sister-in-law's boyfriend is in a funk band and we have seen some of his shows lately... Maybe I have absorbed a little too much for my frame to contain...

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

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It's Gotta Go Somewheres by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 02:00:59 PM EST
An alternative cure might be for you to take up playing trumpets, to relieve some of the pressure.

Growing up, my mother always told me to play two trumpets a day.


I am from a small, unknown country in the north called Ca-na-da.
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These "trumpets" you speak of... by atreides (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 02:25:03 PM EST
...they're not a metaphor for anything, are they? Because if they are, I don't know how I feel about that...

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

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"Lifeblood"? by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 01:19:45 AM EST
You are aware that you produce claret all the time?

How about donating some of that juice to those that actually need it... you can think of it as therapy for your needle-fear/blood-obsession :-). All the cool kids are doing it.

-- The revolution will not be televised.
I've tried... by atreides (4.00 / 1) #15 Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 04:38:12 AM EST
...but it has always ended in tears. And not my own. :( Though, I freak out a lot less now so it might be possible. I'd probably do it if I had a rarer blood type. I'm not sure my O+ is worth it.

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

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last time by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 06:21:54 PM EST
i almost passed out and there was blood all over and i was pretty traumatized...and haven't done it since because i'm still kinda traumatized. i'd donated successfully before, and i think i have a rough idea of what the problem was, but...jeez.
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Protect those precious bodily fluids by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 03:10:58 PM EST
The commies are still out there.




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