The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors

Well, crappity (minor)

I re-Googled my ear symptoms again last night, trying better adjectives to describe what's happening. Middle-ear infection was the diagnosis that best matched the random popping (pressure shifts) in the ears. Since I'm already taking a decent antiobiotic for other reasons, this is most likely a viral infection. There's really no treatment for that (but lots of warnings about potential hearing loss, if it goes on for a long time). Four days into this, the vertigo is slightly better but the popping and fevers are still happening. That still makes sleeping hard, so as this progresses I get stupider and stupider at work. :(

Regarding yesterday's bee sting, I mentioned in the comments that I might have gotten stung on the chest as well. The thought that a multi-stinging creature might be trapped in my jersey made me pull over to check, and as soon as my arm position shifted, the *STAB* in the armpit occurred. Well, mid-afternoon today, both the spot on my chest and the bigger spot under my arm started to itch, so that answers that question! Makes me even more paranoid. :0

I have a few things to share, before I forget.

First, a truly wonderful article by Leonard Pitts on faith, titled No Shame In Seeing, Believing. One of the things I most love about Pitts is that he is so reasonable when discussing how people experience things differently, and in trying to achieve greater understanding among us all.

Also, in case you were hiding under a rock last week or something (and I kid, but I'm usually the person who misses out on stuff like this the first time around): a completely unexpected 'America's Got Talent' audition. This video clip covers the whole mini-story before and including the audition, and if you haven't already seen it, you'll be surprised.

All right, off to bed. You people on the other side of the world, don't break the Internet while I'm gone!

Tags: me, recs, recs-essays, recs-vids
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