Woke up and fed the cats with a slowly dawning realization that it was a darned good day...for my left ear and surroundings to hurt like hell.
You don't want to take the good OTC pain meds -- any of them* -- on an empty stomach, so I hurried through breakfast listing to port, got a bite of my bacon & egg sandwich down and gulped Vitamin I, followed by the rest of breakfast. Now it's just tick-tick-tick until it kicks in, which it had darned well better.
There's aspirin for afters, if needed. The third choice, we're out of. I need to fix that.
* Acetaminophen/paracetamol is about the gentlest but you still probably shouldn't, even though many of us do.
8 months ago