The nurse that administered my vaccine was lovely, and she looked over my form and went to check with another nurse to see if I should get a booster now, or another full dose and a booster later. Because of my immune issues I qualify for three full vaccines, which I hadn't known. I went for the booster now and I'll go back in 6 months for the next full vaccine. She laughed and said the guidance would probably change by then, but we can deal with it as it comes up.
Our public health employees have had to put up with so much unnecessary shit through this pandemic because conservatives decided to politicise it. For heaven's sake, these people work So. Damn. Hard.
Restaurant inspections, STD clinics, going after slumlords housing people in unfit conditions-all things you want and need your public health department to do. And now Covid, and all the political crap and threats of violence.
I thanked the nurse, telling her how much I appreciate everything they do. I know they don't get to hear it nearly enough. Years from now young people are going to look back on this period in their history classes and wonder what the hell was wrong with us.
Before having my medical procedure on Monday, I needed to get a Covid test with a swab down the nose. Not my favourite way to spend a Sunday morning, but it was quick and easy. A few hours later they emailed my results were negative. This is what I wore.
This dress was a piece of fast-fashion I rescued from the thrift store for a dollar. That's all it is worth, but I liked the print enough to buy it. The stores are just drowning in this stuff now, most of it too badly made to wear. I suspect the online influencers buy these pieces for little money, post, and get rid of it in the thrifts. Maybe some of it was given to them free. The need to always have something new to post is driving the manufacture of this garbage, and it will continue so long as social media rewards these people for churning out the posts. So that's one less in the landfill, but really this pattern of consumption has got to get upset-we simply cannot continue on as we are.
I'm going to stick to this approach where possible making over my old recipes. I like my cooking, generally and I'd rather not end up risking the waste of expensive ingredients on some random internet recipe that probably wasn't even tested. It is the Wild West out there these days with food blogs.
Tuesday, I went for the Esophageal manometry study. It was awful. I know it needed to be done, but ugh. They send a NOT small tube through the nose and down the throat to study how things go down. My one sinus was blocked and after trying for a bit the nurse withdrew the tube and started over on the other side. I guess she hit the polyp or something. Once it is in, the test consists of swallowing sips of water to see how everything works. The pressure of having a giant tube in my throat made me gag, and well-you get the idea. Afterward I'm felt awful pain in my sinuses and eyes, my throat of course, and a strong desire after 12 hours to throw up. So this wasn't a simple, easy test that I was lead to believe it was. I'm glad I had my husband with to drive home because even not being drugged for the procedure, I felt absolutely wiped out. Hopefully it will provide some answers.
The following day I had an appointment with a nutritionist which was helpful. There's products I can stir into liquids that provide calories and protein without any taste or bulk. I can't believe none of the doctors mentioned that instead pushing me to drink bottle after bottle of Ensure. So that's helpful. She's also going to try for me to see a speech pathologist to work on some swallowing techniques. When she asked how this was impacting my life I resisted the urge to say, "Fine except I'm going to need to reconsider that retirement career in prostitution."
You know it was killing me because I wanted to make the joke. She couldn't see me suppressing a laugh under two masks😁 .
The jacket is by Youssef Rizkallah who was a designer at Malcom Starr at one point. I don't know if the Oggee line was before or after. There's not much information online, but if anyone knows anything, please share.
I'll leave you with pictures of a sweater I didn't purchase.
Have a great weekend.