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I put my prednisolone dose back up today. Dunno if it's the drugs or that good old fashioned thing called the placebo effect, but I'm not feeling as shakey as yesterday. Hell, we even got to Spotlight! That was hard going, and probably not advisable, but there was stuff that needed to be got if I'm ever to start using our new sewing machine.

I did not buy any yarn even though it was on sale, go me.

But my nose, dear god my nose! It started stinging really badly, right when I was eyeing off the yarn and then it started running and my already-too-leaky eyes started streaming as well. Yowsa, I'm serious: yowsa!

My CPAP nose plugs have caused a skin breakage!

In my left nostril!

It fucking hurts. Srsly!

How many more indignities can be heaped upon me lord?

OKay, quite a few I imagine, and it's probably best not to think about them. Anyways, I'm sure it's the noseplugs - it's not like I've been missing my mouth at dinnertime or anything. Well I have, but usually it just involves stuff falling into my cleavage, it doesn't often involve stabbing my nostrils with the fork.

(And the food down my cleavage is no drama, it provides midnight snacks without getting out of bed. Failing that it's there for many other comedic possibilities should the opportunity arise. As a famous and highly regarded surgeon said on a fascinating documentary on the history of surgery on SBS just the other night: happenstance favours the prepared mind. His words really resonated with me. In the same way that his preparedness enabled the first successful kidney transplant when just the right candidate came along, a steady supply of food down my cleavage will ensure that no comedic possibility will ever be missed when just the right moment arises.

One day he and I will both be honoured with a plaque somewhere, and maybe a fancy dinner with speeches).

But anyway....my nose! Every now and again it suddenly starts stinging like all get-out and all I can do is retrieve the hanky I've got stuffed down my front(yes the one squished up with my afternoon tea) and dab at my eyes and my nose like I'm trying to be delicate about crying when actually, I'm just trying not to drip and not to say 'fuck' a lot.

It's done it three times today now. I've been squirting moisturiser up there with embarrassing frequency, and really hoping it does the trick.


Oh and tonight SBS closed with a piece on 'Valkyrie', that new film starring Tom Cruise and whether or not historians believe the guy who tried to assassinate Hitler really was a hero or only keen to assassinate Hitler because Hitler was losing the war. If it was an attempt at a free promo it failed on account of Cruise being an absolute tool. (He *so* should not be allowed to speak without a script.)

And then, back in the studio the first newsreader said to the second newsreader: "And you can make up your own mind about that, because it opens here today."

And the second newsreader said "I might pass on that one thanks. Moving onto the weather..."



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Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
I tend to get a hurty nose from my seasonal allergies and yeah....makes one want to yell obscenities every 10 minutes.

*looks down*

Nope, not enough cleavage to carry my snacks around with me.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
"God didn't give you a cleavage to catch crumbs in, dear."

I didn't get much either. But now that I use a wheelchair, my lap collects all sorts of astonishing things.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
I cannot remember what the AUS equivalent of Vaseline is. Petroleum jelly? That stuff works very nicely on nose insides, disgusting as the very idea is. Keeps the nose from drying out and bleeding. (Do not inhale the stuff, and it's nor for every day, but for this sort of thing it's okay.) There is probably something better which a CPAP specialist might recommend...

I am sad that Tom Cruise is involved with the movie, because it's a fun story, and Wilhelm Canaris is a personal hero. Oh well.
Jan. 22nd, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
oh huggles for SPlodge.
Yup, vaseline in the nose - its about the only thing I've found that doesn't sting when these sorts of things happen
Jan. 23rd, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
Depends on the food don't you think? A leftover sandwich would be much funnier than, say, chipped beef.

Spam! Now that's funny!
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