Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Tuesday, Vacation's Over

     Time for a...delicious...breakfast...of...plain black coffee? 

     Yes, because I've got labs.  All I have to do is refrain from having breakfast until after they have drawn some blood this morning, but that's plenty.  Maybe I'll have time for a nice donut after!

     This is the usual outcome of going to the doctor.  At my age, the medicos are like cats watching a mousehole.  Blood sugar?  Cholesterol?  Barratry?  Yaws?  ...They're just waiting to pounce.  Well, except probably barratry.

     Also, I have probably got unhappy metatarsals.  These are not, as any normal person would expect, mutated kangaroos, but bones in your foot, and it may be the cumulative effect of repeatedly stubbing my middle toes because I bought the wrong size sandals to wear around the house.  Feels like a pebble under the ball of my feet when I walk barefoot on a hard floor.  Going to get sent to a podiatrist for that.  They aren't the ones that just talk, are they?  Or pod-doctors?  Or both?  "Now, zen, vhen you were chust little itty-bitty feet, vere you ever replaced by exaaagt dupligates grown under ze compost pile?" ...Probably not.

10 comments:

Blackwing1 said...

Hmmm....

"Yaws? What's yaws?"

"Thanks, I'll have a beer!"

Sorry, couldn't resist an old Spider Robinson pun.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

I did labs last Monday, and by Friday I'd been put on Metformin.

Guess it's time to buckle down and lose that hundred-pound limpet I've been carrying around.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Good Luck!

My labs require plain water, not even coffee! And I'm a diet soda addict - none for me on lab days!

gfa

Raz Raxxaffian said...

Be careful...

Once the docs get their claws into you they never let go. You will be assimilated by Dr. Borg.

Resistance is futile.....

Raz, over-doctored, underpaid

rickn8or said...

May all your numbers be in the green.

Eric Wilner said...

Kangaroos? I thought tarsals were primates!

Anonymous said...


"Feels like a pebble under the ball of my feet when I walk barefoot on a hard floor."

'Morton's neuroma'.

Got me one of those. They flat *hurt*.

Not. Fun. At. All.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton%27s_neuroma

Bottom line, in all likelihood, prepare to live with it.

And that concludes today's 'Not fun News of the Day'...

fillyjonk said...

Morton's neuroma can, in some cases, be removed. My mom had one that drove her crazy and caused a lot of pain. Minor surgery took care of it; she was home the same afternoon and just had to stay off her feet for a few days and wear a "boot" for a while more.

That was more than 20 years ago and it never came back. (Sometimes they do, or so her surgeon warned her)

Chuck Pergiel said...

Even in trouble, you are funny!

Roberta X said...

Thank you!