OTC Medicine Anonymous
Today is sucking a little bit, because I’ve stopped taking medication. It’s a little masochistic, but a confluence of things over the last two months or so has had me downing a wide array of over-the-counter drugs, and I’m not real happy with that. So, time to detox. I’m moderately stuffed up and headachy and so on, but it’s subsided to a level I can live with, in trade for not pummeling my system with chemicals.
(Please note that I would not be doing this if I had in fact been diagnosed with strep; I would be taking my mold pills like a good little girl, because I am all about killing bacterial infections D-E-D, and in a manner which does not promote antibiotic resistance. But this appears to be a viral infection, so if I can live without clockwork doses of Advil, I will. I’m not feverish, just a bit achy.)
So. Lots of liquids is the order of the day.
I’m rather annoyed to have more or less lost my week to this business. I haven’t been completely unproductive, but the balance has swung much further toward that end of the spectrum than I’d like. Fortunately, my copy-edit for Ashes isn’t slated to arrive until early February, so I’ll have a chance to finish the things I wanted to do in January.
Oh! Speaking of which! I don’t think I’m on the website yet, but I will be at VeriCon at the end of the month. If you’re in the Boston area, come by Harvard for the fun.