So it was an interesting Valentine’s weekend to say the least.
Thursday, I had spent all day looking at pictures of puppies as I had been pretty much all week and I found a puppy that I just loved. I sent a picture of her to the Husband and I finally started to win him over on the whole “Let’s get a 2nd dog” topic.
Fueled by encouragement that he thought she was cute I managed to convince him that we should go get her that night. I managed to get out of an event I was working 1.5 hours early and got F to watch the son and met the Husband at the Animal Humane Society at 7pm before their 7:30 closing.
Needless to say we brought Toodles (now Elia) home that night.
It was a crazy weekend watching her all the time and trying to house train her while making sure she and Athens weren’t getting in trouble, that the son wasn’t bothering her, etc. However, it was all worth it when at one moment all 5 of us were in bed relaxing. The two dogs at my feet, the son eating his favorite Apple Jacks, the Husband and I just laying back looking at our ridiculous growing family. I’ve attached a few pictures of her. Though it’s impossible to get her to keep still. I have better ones on my phone but I haven’t yet figured out how to upload those.
So now it brings us to Sunday (Oh and Vday was good, we went out to Sunsets which was yummy and rented “Zach and Miri make a Porno”)
I’ve had a cough for about two weeks. A terribly booming cough that once I get started is difficult to stop and often wakes me up in the middle of the night. However, I cough maybe 3-4x a day. So while annoying when it happens its not a perpetual thing. Plus, I don’t feel sick.
I’ve had this weird bump on the way back and side of my tongue for like a week. And it sort of hurts, more so than hurts its just irritating because its constantly rubbing up against my tongue. I’m sure you’ve heard me complain or tweet about my tongue recently.
Then on Sunday for some reason my neck hurt. I had the Husband rub it to no avail. In fact I felt like it was getting worse. He even rubbed me with excessive amounts of bengay but it still hurt and then at one point I couldn’t remotely move my neck at all. Or move my arm in certain directions. So the Husband drove me over to urgent/after hours care 15 minutes before they closed.
Because they were about to close they let me in right away, plus everyone was looking at me funny because my head was perpetually turned slightly to the left because centering and anything to the right hurt. I also never noticed how one turns their head before they round a corner and then their body. It becomes very noticeable when you have to move your whole body at once. And awkward. You should try it.
Anyway I think my doctor was slightly prescription happy.
He said I have Torticollis or twisted neck http://www.emedicinehealth.com/torticollis/article_em.htm and prescribed me muscle relaxant.
Apparently Vicodin is an unknown cough suppressant and since it has kept me up at night and been around for 2 weeks that’s what he suggested for it.
He looked at my tongue and said, “Well I’ve never seen something like that before. But you’re too young to have cancer.” So he gave me some penicillin in the hopes that its a bacterial infection and will go away. I’m to come back in a week to make sure that in fact I am too young to have cancer.
So basically after taking all 3 “drowsy inducing” medicines I completely knocked out on Sunday and understood exactly what “comfortably numb” meant and why people get hooked on prescription drugs.
Monday afternoon after only taking the ‘cillin I somehow completely passed out while the son was napping only to wake up to the son screaming (for an unspecified amount of time), 3 missed calls, and poop in my bed (Elia’s not my own) which was wonderful and has led me to only take the muscle relaxant and vicodin at night, but early enough that it can’t possibly still be in my system 12 hours later.
My neck is better, except in very certain very extreme angles. I am also despite the coke I’ve been drinking exceptionally exhausted and completely capable of falling asleep right now in my very quiet office.
That my friends was my extended weekend.