Monday, October 20, 2014

Panic In Portales!

Well, no... not really.  Just concern.  I'm just in from a visit to my doctor and was asked the following questions during check-in:
Have you traveled to West Africa lately?

Have you had contact with anyone who might have Ebola?
Negative on both counts, Ma'am... and did our gub'mint mandate you ask these questions?  "No," sez she, "but our management did."  "Well, now," sez I.  "How interesting."

So we did our bid'niz with the lovely Dr. Erika Garcia and got a referral to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist over in  The Big(ger) CityTM.  We have some sort of stubborn issue with one of our nostrils which involves a growth that resists antibiotic ointment and weeps a very small amount o' blood when I apply the meds.  Cue the "It's always sumthin'" chorus.

Oh yeah.  We also got a flu shot AND a pneumonia shot.  The flu shot was painless but that pneumonia shot HURT.  I have no ideer what's in the P-vaccine but it stung the bejeezus outta me.

Beer me!


  1. And sicker than a dog in??? Three... two... Everytime I get a flu shot, I'm down for two days...

    1. That's not ever happened to me, Jim... and I hope it doesn't start this year.

  2. Took the P-vaccine (didn't sting--no neg effects) but I've NEVER taken the flu shot--and NOT starting now.

    1. I never got flu shots, either... until I learned I had COPD. That was a game-changer for me.


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