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#752311 added May 5, 2012 at 8:41am
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I'm Ready for My Closeup Dr. DeMille!
Note to Self#6

Never assume medical professionals are not going to have an off day on the very one your surgery is scheduled.  Also, do not, I repeat, DO NOT quietly accept all drugs offered as magical potions of the "Medical Gods" - this may be a case where ignorance is not bliss, ignorance is a giant, red, swollen pumpkin head squatting on the top of your inflated neck.  Never assume nurses and other hospital employees think this grimacing jack-o-lantern where your normal head used to be is anything unusual; they think you have always looked this way.

The really weird part?  They accept you as you are.

Moral of this tale:  Maybe I put too high of a premium on my physical appearance.  In the past few weeks, my bad reaction to the Superbug drug "vancomyocin" has calmed down to some morning puffiness and a vague, but constant, facial itch. I was advised that I had the misfortune to contact "Redmans' Syndrome." and the scariest part was a big drop in my BP which landed me in Critical Care for a night-all this following an out-patient surgery. 

This was a frightening experience I hope no one else ever has to go through.  Antibiotics are necessary to save lives, but I wish I had been given something less "last resort."

That which doesn't kill you, makes you stronger, and wiser I pray.

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