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Ronnie and Armida got back on the road today with their entire menagerie in tow. We're renting a carpet cleaner next week since it might help collective allergies.

After years of Dad telling me it can't be that bad when I suggest the best way to relieve my sinus misery would be a well-placed icepick (and it would be if an icepick could make a clean puncture through the bone), his sinuses clogged up so thoroughly that he told Mom he wanted an icepick earlier today. I bought extra clemastine while we were running errands.

In other news, the Dallas trip: Laurel and I are going to visit vogonpoet. The aforementioned "return date whenever" is because we have one-way tickets and haven't decided when or whether we'll fly or drive home. The biggest perk to not having a regular job is that my schedule until August is wide open with few exceptions (seeing Tea while he's home, rodeo parade, a couple of weddings). Helps to have friends with complementary amounts of craziness to come up with ideas like the trip. Brace yourself for an uptick in posts after Saturday. (:

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mountain_hiker
Mar. 23rd, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC)
Good thing you have life insurance. :P
oddharmonic
Mar. 23rd, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)
And a super agent who makes house calls!
revme
Mar. 24th, 2004 12:56 am (UTC)
Hooray for presumably being able to breathe again!
radixx
Mar. 24th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC)
I don't think it was designed for sinus use, but this might help!
http://www.shomertec.com/item.cfm?Action=Search&variable=438
oddharmonic
Mar. 26th, 2004 06:53 pm (UTC)
Oooh. I bookmarked that to come back to after we get our tax refund.

My biggest problem with punching through to my sinuses has always been how to get through the cheekbone without shattering it.
vogonpoet
Mar. 26th, 2004 04:42 am (UTC)
This just in...
I just found out that there is a surgical procedure that takes about 15 minutes and shrinks the sinuses with a laser that often eliminates all nasal allergy symptoms permanently. You sound like an ideal candidate. It is covered by insurance, but I don't know how much it costs. Probably a lot, but also probably a WHOLE LOT LESS than you'd spend on drugs for the rest of your life.

Here's a link that is kind of sales pitch sounding, but is also very informative. I guess his mom wanted a doctor.
oddharmonic
Mar. 26th, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)
Re: This just in...
Sounds nice, but there's no way in hell I could ever afford it. Maybe some year when we don't have most of our tax refund earmarked for bills and potential medical costs, though...
Pardon me while I spew a very large FUCK YOU to the state of Colorado here. I filled out an application for Laurel to get coverage under the state's child health insurance program as soon as we moved back to Colorado. Since she was still covered under Tricare, I was denied and told to reapply as soon as it ended. In a brilliant twist of fate, the state cut their funding and they stopped accepting new applicants FIVE DAYS before her coverage ended and I could reapply. Luckily she's pretty healthy so we can soak the $150+ a year for a well-child checkup and immunizations. If she gets sick, we'll just put her on a mountaintop. (Kidding!)

I don't spend very much on drugs because generic Tavist (clemastine) is pretty cheap. I didn't pay anything for the phenergan scrip I'm down to my last six pills because I got it while we were still covered by Tricare and there's no copay for scrip filled at a military treatment facility pharmacy and at this point, I've accepted that it'll be a long time before I can justify getting more and puking is free.
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