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If it’s Not One Thing, It’s Another

If it’s Not One Thing, It’s Another

The old saying, “If it’s not one thing, it’s another”, certainly applies this year.  After returning from Israel (where I had to deal with Achilles tendon problems), Elizabethe and I came down with that terrible flu.  I start getting better, and was doing great when we went to Utah for Rebecca’s wedding, and then my right leg acts up after we get home.

This is the same leg I broke when the car hit me about 4 years ago.  I don’t know what’s going on, and the doctor can’t see me until Thursday, but it hurts worse than when the car hit me.

I did some research and it sounds like tibial tuberosity.  That’s a fancy name for an inflamed ligament that connects to the top of the tibia.  Whatever it is, IT HURTS.

Getting Elected to Congress Turns One into a Moron

I’m not going to  hold back on this one.  Congress, as a whole, has done some stupid things.  Back when they banned fluorocarbons, the unexpected consequence was asthma and COPD sufferers how have to pay an outrageous amount for rescue inhalers.

As I’m laying there with pain ranging from 9.5 to 10, I was thinking… “I’d welcome some pain killers right now.”  I don’t like taking pills.  I only do it if I absolutely have to.  And when it comes to pain killers, 99% of the time I’d rather put up with the pain.

The latest move to crack down on doctors who write too many scripts for opiods, only hurts those who 1) could really use the pain pills, and 2) don’t abuse or get hooked on the stuff.


I went to the doctor this morning and it turns out my leg doesn’t have anything to do with my accident, it has to do with that nasty flu I had back in January.  The flu weakened my immune system and I got a bad infection in my bursis just under the kneecap and down into the top of my shin.

Who would have thought?