Robb's paralysis affects not just his muscles, but also his internal organs, so from time to time, he needs to get their well-being confirmed. He went off to "Pill Hill" to have blood drawn for tests this morning, before spending a day with his parents. (They took the Alameda Ferry to San Francisco and played tourist.)
I've been feeling horribly queasy since last Thursday, and let me tell you that being the Cheerful Hostess isn't so easy when you're spending a lot of energy considering the merits of throwing up. Wine tastings lose much of their charm under these circumstances, and work is a drag.
So, I got a doctor's appointment, and was told that I had a lot of fluid inside my ears and that it was likely that I had one of the weird stomach viruses that had been making the rounds. For good measure, the doctor ordered a battery of blood tests. I spent a long, long time in various waiting rooms, and had a lot of blood drawn. Right now, I'm doped up to my eyeballs on Sudafed and still rather nauseous. Whoo Hoo.
Continuing with this theme...I'm not sure who dreamed up this weird idea, but there's a lot of it for sale on the internet. Before you decide I'm a total ghoul, I should say that I found this when I was looking for a picture for today's blog entry.