I don't even know if they still make Calgon, but that was their tag line. Do you ladies remember it?? For those not familiar with it, the commercial involved a very stressed out woman who just couldn't wait for the end of the day and she would scream "Calgon, take me away!!" Next thing you'd see her in a big bathtub full of fluffy bubbles and you are supposed to imagine how nice and feminine the Calgon scented bathwater is. Of course, she is all DE-stressed by the time she steps into that tub.
I would rather have had a Calgon bath instead of making a return trip to the Drs office (another $94.50). My ear hasn't gotten any better. At least I can speak without hacking my head off and I no longer sound like a rubber ducky. But my ear has been a BIG issue.
So, I got an Rx for a different antibiotic and some nasal spray that is supposed to help my Eustachian tubes (don't see how since I'm not supposed to inhale it that deeply!!). He assured me I will start to feel relief by tomorrow evening. I should have asked him to sign a contract to the effect that if I had to come back in a day or two that it would be FREE.
And, on top of that, I don't know what I did to cause it, but my knee is swollen up and pretty sore again. I'd been getting along really well. I still wasn't where I thought I should be but with my health issues, I'm just a slow healer and I have to learn to accept that. So I'm back with the ice packs and pain pills for my knee.
With all that is going on, I have been so surprised that my BP was OK. I figured it would be sky high (there's that song again!) but shoot, it was 106/76. I'm told low BP is another "side effect" of low WBC. My BP normally runs about 118/80 so this has been a big surprise for me that over the past two months of BP readings that it has been that low for all the readings.
So, on with a different topic....
After talking with various business owners I've come to the conclusion that the 4th of July weekend was not at all what any of us had hoped it would be. Even downstate campgrounds still had vacancies, but the one that really surprised me is a primitive State campground at the Mouth of the Two Hearted River. This campground is EXTREMELY popular any time of year, but it is always full or very near full over a holiday. THERE WERE ONLY 3 CAMPERS IN THAT CAMPGROUND OVER THE WHOLE WEEKEND! And when I called the Falls State park to let them know we still had sites available, I was told THEY DID TOO! Makes me wonder where all those RV's went that were sold earlier this season!
Remember how concerned I was that our neighbors would keep everyone awake setting off fireworks? I asked Dan if my ear was so plugged up that I actually didn't hear any firecrackers or M-80's and he said that he hadn't heard any either! HOO-RAY!! So I guess I didn't have to worry about our guests being disturbed!
We received about an inch or a bit more of rain yesterday and it is extremely humid today. Tomorrow, it is expected to cool off and about a 60% chance of rain. Poor Dan can't keep up with the grass. I told him next year, IF we are still here, that we are going to have to hire someone to help with some of this "stuff".
Hope all is well in your corner of the world! All I am doing is waiting for my ear to pop open and the temp to cool off!
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