Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- After 2 weeks of antibiotics, I started coughing again, although not the really violent coughing that I was doing before. I talked to a doctor who decided that this is asthma, based on pulmonary function tests I had done 2 years ago that apparently showed asthma, not that anyone ever told me that. He ordered a chest x-ray and inhalers. Then I got a call yesterday from the same doctor and imagine that, it is still pneumonia. He had his knickers in a knot about a potential interaction between one of my psych meds and the antibiotic that I should be getting at this point (I’m on enough meds that most things will interact somehow with something I take). So instead, he ordered an antibiotic that doesn’t do anything against the bug that is most likely causing this. What an asshat.
- Casper hasn’t been feeling well, although I’m not sure what’s wrong.
- My brain has been spacier than usual this week. It’s like a vacuum in there.
- Canadians love to complain about the weather just as much as anyone else. There were a couple of days this week that it went over 25º (gasp!) and I was not impressed. I don’t know what that is in Fahrenheit, because Fahrenheit makes no sense.
- Sometimes spammy comments are funny, like this one on Monday’s post about the gut microbiome: “Please can you promote my posts also here, Sir.” If we’re going to compare this week’s Sir to last week’s Miss, I kind of like Sir, in a Peanuts Peppermint Patty kind of way.
- I talked to a WP Happiness Engineer about the annoying you’re-on-a-streak notification that’s started popping up. He didn’t know how to get rid of it, but said he’d do a bug report. Actually, it looks like it works now that if you turn off site achievements in your notification settings, the streak thing goes away.
Kim of By Hook of By Book posted this a couple of days ago, and I wanted to share it. Texas’s male governor has signed into law the “heartbeat bill” that came from the Senate, of which 21 of 31 members are male. It gives women only a tiny sliver of time at the beginning of a pregnancy to be able to terminate it, regardless of rape or other circumstances. Instead of giving a typical valedictorian speech, Paxton Smith spoke about something bigger. You go, girl.
How has your week been?