Yesterday I accompanied my wife to Preston’s Pharmacy to pick up some anti-inflammatories for our dog, Lucy. It appears that her cancer may have come back, this time on her bladder. Thankfully it’s a highly treatable form of cancer. Anyways, Preston is an “old person’s” pharmacy. The kind that’s filled with toilet seat boosters and bed pans. I felt at home with my leg brace and crutches.
Afterwards we went to District Taco. I was so excited to be out. It felt wonderful. I have some friends in town and was debating the possibility of going to see them somewhere. We ate tacos and everything was perfect.
“Let’s go to Best Buy and see if they have any games on sale!” I said. I went and purchased Assassins Creed II for $20. “I need a stereo-to-RCA attachment for my wireless headset, let’s go to Radio Shack!”
It was at Radio Shack where the illness really hit. My leg started throbbing and nausea crept in. All of a sudden, this trip outside was a really, really bad idea.
We came home and I threw up a bit. Iced my leg and took another percocet despite the fact that I was trying to get off of them all together.
It was a terrible couple of hours that followed but I leveled out as the night went on.
On the plus side, I got the most amazing laptop desk/food tray/eReader stand from Amazon for under $40. The box is all in Japanese (I think) except for the part that says “CoolDesk” and my GOD this is a cool-as-hell desk. Three points of articulation on each leg! Once you get the equilibrium worked out it can hold anything! I feel like Bob Ducca recommending something like this but, for real, get this even if you’re not restricted to a bed for two-three weeks. It is AMAZING.
Entertainment Update: Yesterday I watched King’s Ransom, The Band That Wouldn’t Die, and Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL. I played Assassins Creed II and Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4. I got about three-thousands words down on a new story. I read another quarter of Gone Girl. I even got a little bit of work work done.
Sister’s coming up today. Looking forward to seeing her.