yeeaaah… I just ran across this photo again while editing my flickr profile. The loverly Evil Jill took this photo last January on one of our Sacramento Flickr Group photo outings, and it cracks me the hell up. So I thought I would share. Merry Christmas!
human guinea pig
Oh joy. I am again playing human guinea pig with a new drug. I’ve already mentioned the routine doctors appointment last week to get a refill for my migraine medication. Well, my doc is still not happy about the number of headaches I have each month. “So, how about we try another preventative treatment?” I like how he says “we”. But since I am not happy with all these headaches either, I said yes. He scribbled something on his prescription pad, said somethings I didn’t catch (I had a fever remember!) including a warning about dizzy spells, and sent me on my merry way. I should have asked him to repeat all that. I had no idea what I was going to be taking until I actually picked up the pills and talked to the pharmacist. Turns out I’m going to be taking the calcium channel blocker Norvasc, which is used to treat high blood pressure and angina. Apparently it also help with migraines since it relaxes the blood vessels. So the warnings were about potential low blood pressure. oh boy. My blood pressure has always been on the low side of normal. This might get interesting. I’m not sure…
Time to pay up!
Do you see this pretty girl here? This big girl? Well as you’ve probably already heard, she finally FINALLY went potty on the toilet yesterday! I had an art class from 11am-4pm (more about that later!) and Chris decided she was gonna spend the day commando in hopes of making some progress on that whole potty-training thing. And it worked. Mad props to him! But he wasn’t the one promised all the goodies when she finally went on the potty. His mistake. We now own Erin ballet lessons, enrollment in pre-school, and a Nintendo DS! dayum. That girl was holding out for the big ticket items.