Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I am so not looking forward to this thing tomorrow (today actually). I've decided to take my "Dentist Buddy" to squeeze while they slide the needle into my arm. My daughter stopped by Friday night and when I told her all about it, she said, "Well, aren't you allergic to iodine?" I said, "No, Mom always put it on my scrapes when I was a kid." and then she reminded me of the occassional eye lumps I get after eating shrimp. I don't get them every time I eat shrimp. Maybe once every 4 or 5 years, but a doctor did tell me it was from shrimp with a high iodine content. I imagine there is more iodine in iodine being pumped into your veins than there is in a serving of shrimp. The receptionist at the doctor's office had asked me if I "was allergic to IVP fluid." That's all she said. She may as well asked if I were allergic to moon rocks. I said, "I have no idea." It wasn't until I got home and googled the whole thing that I found out it was iodine and even then I thought nothing of it until my daughter said something. So I called the doctor's office.
They called in a prescription for me for prednisone because I can't take benadryl. I ran over to get it today and there was a CAB in front of me in the drive-thru. They may not seem like anything to you big-city dwellers, but cabs are very rare around here unless they are airport related or you are staying in a fancy hotel. It was really a rare sight to see one in the CVS line. So I took a picture:

Apparently the cabbie saw me take the picture because when they drove away, someone in the back seat waved to me. Those things on my hood are crape myrtle florets. They go everywhere with me. There will probable be some somewhere on my truck when I pull into the place tomorrow. As will my "dentist buddy." He always helps.


VioletSky said...

Your buddy looks very cuddly.
Good Luck.
We'll all be awaiting the next chapter...

Jazz said...

Good luck with that...

No offense, but better you than me.

Scarlet said...

Wishing you all the best. Your buddy will take good care of you. :)

Gnightgirl said...

Thinking of you, hope it's over fast!

Carole said...

I have "Dentist Buddy's" brother "Lambikins" here with me! Did you see him when you were here?

Hope everything goes fast and turns out well. I'll be praying for you.

Big Brother said...

I'd say good luck but it is probably over with... so good recovery instead.

Jammie J. said...

I hope it went well today (yesterday) and that your dentist buddy pulled through for you.

I guess the people in the taxi needed their prescription filled. Interesting.

geewits said...

~~It's over Yay! Some parts better and some parts worse than I expected.

~~No, you.

~~The lady said, "Do you want me to take your bear?" I said, no I'm hanging on to him until it's all over. She called him a bear.

~~It took about an hour. Not counting the 40 minutes in the waiting room.

~~Thanks, I want to see your lamb now. Had a great time on the phone tonight!

Big Brother,
~~Thanks. They gave me my film. We're going to look at them tomorrow.

~~I was wondering if they were Texas coast "refugees." I think we have about 3000 in the area.

Urban Animal said...

Glad to hear you've survived your ordeal and you're doing well. :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Today is the day! Hope it went weell, and I'm glad you have your Buddy with you!

xup said...

Are you back yet? How did it go? I don't need gory details, just a brief, "I'm okay...I survived"...something like that?

geewits said...


~~It wasn't fun but it wasn't as bad as I imagined.

~~I'm okay...I survived.