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Wake up at 5:30 AM with a headache. Lie there thinking about how much I need to get up and take a Relpax or at least some Advil, then fall back asleep.
It continues from there, in unexpected ways. Also, Roomba. )

Good news!

Apr. 23rd, 2009 12:50 pm
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I'm not going to die of tetanus!

That makes it sound all far more exciting than it really is. Last night I stepped on a piece of floral wire cunningly hidden in the carpet by one of the cats, and my right fourth toe bled like a stuck pig for a while.

[livejournal.com profile] myrialux sensibly asked when my last tetanus shot was and the only one I could remember having was back in college. I got into work this morning, phoned my doctor, and they were all YES YES COME IN NOW WE WILL WORK YOU IN SOMEHOW. So I spent the morning in the waiting room as they were even more behind than usual, to be examined by the doc who ensured that there was probably little chance of infection, as the cats were indoor cats* and I was in my bare feet at the time.**

So I was cleared for the DTP*** booster, whereupon they made me sit in the lab area for 15 minutes to make sure I wasn't going to have an allergic reaction to it, and then I was cleared to go back to work.

Overall: long stretches of boredom punctuated (and punctured) by short moments of pain. :D

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* Less chance of getting bacteria from the outside on stuff inside the house.

** More chance of infection with shoes, because the object gets bacteria from the outside of the shoe in the wound.

*** Diptheria / tetanus / pertussis booster - they're now putting the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine in with the adult tetanus booster, as it's currently on the rise.
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In checking my magatsu.net stats, interestingly I've got a number of hits from various sites running the script that shows the last X number of images posted to LJ. Hm. No idea why.

Got most of my stuff for the Japan trip done. Am still searching for what to do with the cat while I'm gone. Went to the doctor and now have a prescription for an inhaler for the possible exercise-induced asthma, or the new possible diagnosis, reactive airways, which is short for 'You cough a lot and have breathing difficulties at times and we have no idea why but here, have an inhaler anyway.' And an admonition to see if my coughing gets worse in polluted areas or not, and to come back and tell her.

Must clean apartment this weekend, as this will be the last chance to do so until after I get back.

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