"Your chest is clear." And, with those words the very young lady Doctor in the Goderich emergency hospital department wrote me out a prescription for a bottle of Benzydamine Hydrochloride oral rinse stuff & sent me on my way this morning with her voice echoing in the hallway, "Next Please." As I left the hospital I kept asking myself how my chest could be clear when I've been coughing & hacking like an old cement mixer full of marbles. Could it be she had her stethoscope on backwards or her ears have been damaged by too many high volumed Metallica concerts. Either way, that was the diagnosis, aside from telling me my throat looked a little red. A little red!!!! Did she not see the McCullough chainsaw in there ripping away at my esophagus!! She did do a swab of the area saying they will be checking that for strep throat. Well, good luck, I expect the lab results will return a verdict of ice cream throat or something.
Kelly phoned to see how I made out at the hospital. I told her the Doctor said the best thing for my throat would be a cream filled doughnut from Culbert's bakery in Goderich. Kelly's home now & guess what I already have smeared all over my keyboard...........:))
I was soooooo glad last night when I got home to see an email on our computer saying another driver had been found for my run to London, Ontario today. I could never have done it after spending a second sleepless night hacking & coughing in my recliner. A lot of the driver's are off right now so they were counting on me to fill in so it's too bad I had to go & get sick on them. With the way I am feeling I imagine I'll be off for the rest of the week. Still can't get my voice above a hoarse whisper. No idea where I picked up this 'bug' but it had to have been in one of the hospitals or nursing homes I was in last week. Maybe I should be considering a safer line of part time summer work!!
It looks like a totally beautiful day outside & I just wish I felt like going outside to be a part of it. The humidity has dropped & there is a gentle breeze coming in off the lake. We are in the early days of turning the corner from Summer to Autumn. And, what a nice feeling that is:))
CAMERA & CASE REUNITED >>>
In last night's blog I mentioned about losing my small Canon camera case. Would you believe a blog reader connected that up with a camera case she found on the road a few days ago. Yep, it's true. Our neighbor Maureen (a blog reader) is a walker & the other day not far from our Park she found a small black camera case lying on the road. She gave it to another neighbor friend who didn't have a camera case but after reading last night's blog, Rita our other neighbor, came over with my missing camera case. Thanks guys:)) I must have left the case sitting on the Jeep's fender last week & then drove out of the Park. That is soooooo typically AL!!
Somebody mentioned something in their blog not long ago about learning to drive in a cemetery. Of course that reminded me of a post I wrote back in September of 2007 about the first time I took my motorcycle out on the road and headed straight for the local cemetery. You can read about that here at...... MOTORCYCLE....FIRST EXPERIENCE
TAKING THE BISBEE KIDS FOR A RIDE LAST SUMMER
And Holy Smokes Batman, I noticed we have a couple of new Blog Followers. A big welcome to Lisa & Bill. Thanks guys:)) And, THE FRUGAL TRAVELERS with Pidge & Don round out the list as our latest followers. Much appreciated folks.
And double Holy Smokes Batman.....I just noticed we have surpassed the 150,000 hits on our site according to Sitemeter. I knew we were getting close a few days ago but had forgot to look at the numbers until a few minutes ago. Two goals down & one to go. Yahooie Louie:))
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