Monday, August 31, 2009
What a day and headed out
I'm done and dusted in the Paleo lab today, good to be finished and things went generally very well, many more results than I had before, and to be honest more than I expected. So a good trip work wise.
Today though has been a bear. So when I arrived here from Woods Hole, I had a reaction to some deodorant and broke out in eczema all under my armpits. Well, one of them got infected and turned into a small abscess. Well that cleared up after a week or so with some good rubbing alcohol, but as soon as it did another appeared. So I treated that and it went away, and another appeared......are you seeing a trend here? Well, 2 days ago almost my whole armpit swelled up, at that point I admitted defeat and called my insurance company to see what I had to do and how much it would cost. Luckily my US insurance works here, unluckily you have to pay out of pocket and claim back. Today I spent a good few hours in the emergency department, they broke open 2 abscesses and have packed them with gauze to drain, to the tune of $625. The bummer is I have to come back each day for it to be redone, until it looks better......so a phone call to the insurance later, and I sure hope they'll come to a deal with the hospital to direct bill them, as otherwise i'm sunk. By the by, injections (local anesthetic, 6 of 'em) in your armpit are horrendously painful, worse than the abscess by far! I am so not looking forward to going back tomorrow.....
The weekend was fantastic though - I moved out of my little Thunder Bay apartment and in with Carney and Kim - they are awesome! We hung out on saturday and then went to the Merillo Fair on sunday, Sammy got to ride a horse, Taylor sat in the trailer while we wandered around, it was awesome and relaxing! We then came back and played in the paddling pool and BBQ'd. A very nice weekend.
And then tomorrow, i'm going to be offline probably until i hit Hawaii, as i'll be in a cabin at the Sleeping Giant Provincial park with Carney, Kim and the girls. I can't wait - and luckily it's only 45 mins from here, so I can drive back at night for my arm.
Some paddling pool fun!