Puppy Woes, Part One

Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life. ~Author unknown

Do you ever feel you’re living under a dark cloud? One that’s constantly spewing forth a cold, hard, driving rain?

That’s been my life for two months now, and those who know me will realize it’s about the same time a new puppy came into it.

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There are some days. . . .

Sometimes, you’re better off staying in bed.

I went this morning for my routine dental cleaning and checkup, and I learned I have a cavity.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m OCD about my teeth. I brush four times a day, floss every day, and see my dentist twice a year.

It’s a schedule indoctrinated in me when I was a kid, and I never really considered rebelling against it.

So it goes without saying that I’m thinking, “Me? A cavity? How can this be?”

Turns out, it was a spot my dentist has been watching for awhile. In all fairness, he did tell me he was watching it; I just never dreamed it would become a problem.

As if that weren’t enough, I finally broke down and scheduled a doctor appointment to check on my “cold.”

I spent half of last night tossing and turning, stumbling between my bed and the Lazy-boy recliner, trying to get some needed sleep — and failing.

With another weekend upon us, I figured I’d better have a professional take a look.

Wouldn’t you know I’ve got a sinus infection, not just a common cold.

I soo like being special!

I begged her NOT to give me antibiotics — the last time I was on them (2006), I was told to take two rounds of antibiotics and developed a condition called c.diff.

For those who don’t know what that is, two words — explosive diarrhea.

Never wanting to see that again, I’ve managed to steer clear of doctors, and I never insist on getting an antibiotic.

But this time, I’m afraid my sinus infection won’t clear up on its own, so I’m stuck with the drugs. I dread the side effects — nausea, etc. — but I’m able to look on the bright side.

At least I succeeded in getting her to only make me take them for 5 days, not the usual 10!