Thursday, December 09, 2010

Dr. Lettera Said The Very Same Thing, She Just Wasn't Qualified To Write The Prescription

Yesterday, after not being able to take deep breaths, cough, laugh or get a good night's sleep, I decided to go to Urgent Care. Got online, found one nine miles away that I hoped had truck parking and headed on over. They took me in right away (which was a big shocker), and the place was brand freakin' new! Niiice.

Anyway...after they took my height, weight, blood pressure and temperature, the doctor gave me a little feeling up and determined that I needed an xray. Two films later, he determined nothing was wrong. All he seemed to see was my teeny tiny Grinch heart, the eggs Ed made me for breakfast, and the roll of fat I was trying to conceal with my cute little peasant shirt. Bastards. I probably could have gotten the same xray at airport security for much less and I wouldn't have had to be face to face with a stranger looking at my fat roll.

It seems from my violent post-bronchitis coughing fits and the pretty hearty sneeze on Monday that sent me into this downward spiral of pain, the muscles between my ribs are inflamed. And, since this very same thing happened a few years ago, in the same exact spot, it probably didn't really heal perfectly. He prescribed an anti-inflammatory and a pain killer to get me through the most intense pain until the inflammation goes down.

So there you have it, my $163.00 diagnosis. Happy now, mother?

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Terry said...

As a Mother (obviously not yours, yours is much, much better looking), I will say yes.

Gil said...

This old grump is happy that there is nothing seriously wrong with you!

ELH said...

my daughter broke two ribs coughing, so be careful

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