Thursday, July 9, 2009


After about 2 months of dealing with a very stubborn and quite horrible sinus infection, I finally got to see an ENT today. (His office was the most well-run medical practice I have ever been to...every single staff member, from the receptionist, to the nurse and to the billing secretary was efficient, organized, polite and friendly. Doesn't that make all the difference in the world? I think so.)

Dr. Keyes started by spraying some numbing medicine into my nose and then using an endoscope to check out the status of my sinuses. The camera on the end of the endoscope was connected to a TV and I got to see everything the Dr. was seeing. (I thought this was totally cool. Anyone who knows me should know that I love to watch the Discovery Health Channel!) As much as this guy was super nice and was obviously competent, it was a tad strange to hear him say "'ve got all kinds of junk in there". I asked him if "gross" was an official medical term, at which point he revised his statement to say "wow- you sure do have a severe sinus infection".

So, for the next month I get to take antibiotics, steroids, antihistamines, nasal sprays and decongestants. In mid-August, after ingesting approximately $1356 worth of pharmaceuticals, I will go back to see him in hopes that the sinuses are clear and no longer inflamed. At this point, he will better be able to determine if I will need surgery. I will also go through a battery of allergy tests.

Don'tcha wish you were me? (Didn't think so)

Friday, July 3, 2009


A few days ago, I was in my bathroom drying my hair when Jake comes running in, shouting "Megan called me a dumbass". Megan followed close behind and told me "I did NOT call him a dumbass. He called me a dumbass". Jake retorted "I did NOT call you a dumbass. Stop trying to get me in trouble". And last but not least, Megan responded "I did not say dumbass. Jake said dumbass".

My reaction: "The next person who says dumbass is getting their mouth washed out with soap!"

I can't imagine where they possibly could have heard that word.