So here we are at…what? Thursday? It’s already been a busy day: I’ve chaired a meeting (the first since the summer Eng. 102 course started, a month and a half ago), run some errands, stopped by the Paradise Valley Police Department to ask what to do about having been photographed running a red light when I and all the other folks who were photographed stopped at the red, sat there, and started into the intersection on the green, talked to the Mayo, fixed a very fine repast…and now I wish to rare back and write the rest of Book II, Chapter 6.
So, to make a long story short (and not have to think very much), here’s what I’ve found out…
Walgreen’s pharmacist: If Benadryl soothes the itch around the nose (it does), Xyrtec is the most likely to do the same without turning you into a zombie.
Paradise Valley Police Department: It was just a test.
Food: mincing some rosemary, smushing it into some butter, and smearing that over your hot roast potatoes defies belief in the delicious department. It ain’t bad over a piece of grilled steak, either. 😉
Q: If I have to pay 15% of the bill for this surgery, pray tell me: 15% of WHAT?
A: Stop panicking. It’s not 15% of the entire tab. Medicare A pays for the entire hospital tab. Medicare B and Medigap pay a set part of the surgery, leaving you with 15% to have to cover. Chances are it’ll be around $750, but it surely won’t be over $5,000. It probably won’t be anywhere near that much. They are working on trying to come up with a specific.
Q: I think I’ve lost the instructions about when to start fasting on the day before surgery, so…uhm…??????
A: Don’t eat anything after 10 p.m.
Sub-Q: You’re kidding!! You mean I can actually have dinner?
Sub-A: Well, as long as you don’t eat it after 10 p.m.
Q: Is our honored surgeon doing sentinal node biopsy (which enhances pain and extends recovery time) or just excising the evil lumps?
A. She’s not doing a sentinal node biopsy, according to her notes. (Hot dayum!)
Q: Where do I get the antibiotic soap they mention in the pile of paper they sent me, the soap I’m supposed to scrub down with before surfacing in your precincts.
A. Walgreen’s. It’s called Hibaclens.
There. I have now written a post. And so, it’s on to Book II, wherein Caddy, the lesbian fur trapper, is about to save the life of Seth, the hard-boiled man’s man, after he’s attacked by a sasquatch.
Have a nice day.