February 18th, 2002



Warren just noticed my neck is swollen like a football player's. I'm supposed to go on the air from 6pm-11pm.

On Friday afternoon Marion, the woman who runs my maid service, had planned on coming by. She was making the rounds with the crew, but just before they got to my house she had them take her home because she was very ill and couldn't go on.

Saturday night I called her from Walmart to see how she was doing and to ask her which kind of mop she wanted me to buy. I got the mop info, along with a reminder to buy a new toilet bowl brush to replace the ones the crew hadn't been using (they didnt' know how to use the wire ones without scratching the toilet so instead they were using a kitchen bottle/vegetable brush -- eeeuw!). Marion told me she had been diagnosed with the flu. I wasn't worried because I got my shot this year.

I thought the fullness I'd been feeling in my neck was just fat, but I asked Warren about it, and he looked very worried. During business hours I'm calling Dr. Burt to see a) if he's open and b) if he can prescribe me some tamiflu if it's the flu. Gads, I sure hope he's got hours today! I'm supposed to do the radio-thang tonight and Tuesday night from 6pm-11pm, and I may have an interview Thursday morning.

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The Neck Thickens

My neck is swollen. My throat is swollen. My face is swollen. The gland under my right eye is downright jutting out.

I went to Palo Alto Medical Clinic's Urgent Care today. They gave me a shot of Benadryl, a cortisteroid drip, and three prednisone tablets. Yuck. They also told me to take Xantax (ranitidine) and Benadryl (night) or Allegra (day). The swelling is only slightly down.

The doctor says I either had an allergic reaction to a food or pill/vitamin I ingested or I have lupus. She's setting me up with rheumatology. Turns out the lupus tests I had in June were positive, but unlike with other tests, a positive lupus test doesn't necessarily mean you have lupus.

One of my first cousins has lupus. The doctor kept looking at me as if to say, "You don't FIT the 'profile' of a standard person with lupus!" It tends to run in families. It also tends to have a higher occurance in people of African descent -- like Karen and me.

I did my radio shift anyway. I had to be at the station at 6pm, but I didn't actually have to go on till 7pm. My voice was (and still is) about an octave higher than usual, but luckily for me the owner prefers high, squeaky voices on women. :-)

The best part of the day was when Derrick, the anchor relieving me, gave me a date as to when the KARA sale will be finalized. I didn't know how I could afford a dog; now I do. :-)

Afte work I called my friend Sue, who got laid off from BroadVision the same day I did. She has a new sheltie pup (she's a "sheltie person") and she was soooo much happier than she'd been in ages! She's been trying to get a florist business going, and I think she may actually succeed in it. I hope so; not doing what you love for a living sucks (I'm there).

Meanwhile, I hope the doctors can figure out what's wrong with me and repair it.
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Lemming Alert

I Am A: Lawful Neutral Half-Elf Bard Paladin

Lawful Neutral characters believe in the triumph of law and order above all else. It does not matter whether the leader is for good or evil; the leader will be followed, because the order they provide is the most important thing.

Half-Elves are a cross between a human and an elf. They are smaller, like their elven ancestors, but have a much shorter lifespan. They are sometimes looked down upon as half-breeds, but this is rare. They have both the curious drive of humans and the patience of elves.

Primary Class:
Bards are the entertainers. They sing, dance, and play instruments to make other people happy, and, frequently, make money. They also tend to dabble in magic a bit.

Secondary Class:
Paladins are the Holy Warriors. They have been chosen by a God/dess to be their representative on Earth, and must follow the code of that deity, or risk severe penalties. They tend towards being righteous, but not generally to excess.

Find out What D&D Character Are You?, courtesy of NeppyMan!