December 2nd, 2008

Mainly Medical

Just back from an exhilarating tramp through the freshly fallen snow. We both had doctor's appointments this morning, but Ailz didn't feel up to turning out in this weather, so I walked it.

I've been taking an anti-inflammatory called arthrotec for several years. The doc wants me off it. Bad for the kidneys, apparently- and not necessarily effective as pain relief either. I said I'd see if I could manage without.

He wanted me to take a blood test. I got the slot that Ailz had vacated. You know what? I think I've conquered my fear of needles.