Thursday, September 22, 2005

Just another day

Lots of random ramblings today, nothing coherent.

Spike is still obsessed with the blue Cuz toy. Unfortunately it violates our size rule, which means it can get stuck under the couch, and then Spike will whine and bark until you come and rescue it for him. We really need to put something along the bottom of our couches so that the dog toys can't get stuck down there.

Went to lunch at Flo Japanese restaurant in Bellevue today to say goodbye to a coworker Jack, who's leaving to work at Google in the Bay Area. Jack is super smart and I know he'll do well. The sushi was great, and it was a fun group of people (coworkers from my old group at Microsoft). I'll definitely go back to the restaurant. Sushi is the only way I can eat fish - I hate cooked salmon, halibut, etc.

Went back to the doctor today as my cough is worse, though I've been taking the steroids and antibiotic diligently. Chest XRay yielded nothing (except maybe some unnecessary radiation exposure for me). She gave me an inhaler prescription. I'm not comfortable taking 4 prescription drugs at once so I think I'll just ignore the inhaler until the steroids and antibiotics are finished. I may also switch doctors as she hasn't been able to diagnose any of the cough or sinus problems I've had in the past couple of years. She's very nice and actually calls to follow up, though, which is rare for a doctor. But if she doesn't know what's wrong with me, I guess I'm just wasting my time.

Played some catchup at work this week, but it's slow since I'm not feeling 100%. Company Meeting tomorrow, should be fun. Hopefully it won't be as cold as it was in 2003, though the fleece blankets they gave away were a nice perk. I'm dressing warmly just in case. I'll need to pack some healthy snacks as the box lunches aren't usually that good (or healthy) and it's a long time to sit there without a snack.

Hope your week has been going well!


  1. Thanks for the 411 on the dog training programs. We're going to try for the Humane society one since it starts earlier -- hopefully they still have space!

    Jorge gets coughs that don't go away too after a cold, esp. here in the NW. Last time it happened, his doc also prescribed an inhaler; Advair I think it was called, usually for asthma sufferers (!) and it was the only thing that worked. Feel better soon!

  2. Hmm, I got the Advair inhaler too. So you're saying I should try it? That would restore my faith in my doctor, if it worked. I think I'll wait at least until the steroid pills are finished.

    Thanks for the tip!

  3. An - the same thing happened to me in February - I got sick and had trouble getting over it, so went to the ER, had a chest x ray done, and they gave me Z-pack (antibiotic), 4 day course prednisone and an albuterol inhaler. I was having trouble breathing, though, not sure if you were also. I was wheezing too, so i probably needed it.

    i also have a book recommendation for ya - The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. I read the whole thing while I was waiting in the ER.

  4. Hey Kristine - Thanks for the info - that makes me feel better about the inhaler. I'm a little short of breath too so I'll give it a try.

    You guys are great!

  5. I've been meaning to try flo for awhile now. I had a couple of friends work there a while back... Still on my list to try.


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