It was all sunshiney this morning, and now, Thunder! Hail! Torrential rain! Wow, very rain, much wet!
We were staring dully at each other last night like we'd forgotten how to language. "What do you want for supper?" asked OH.
I'm on a raft of different meds right now, and my appetite is verschimmlt. "Nothing. What do you want?"
"I had those cookies. I could probably just eat a banana."
I nodded. "Banana sounds okay."
Both of us fully aware we need to eat with our meds, and if we don't eat, by bedtime we'll be crunching on the furniture. In a little while there's rumbling and thumping coming from the kitchen, and then something starts smelling good. In a little while longer, he brings me a bowl of OMG SO GOOD soup. Frozen chicken breast, nuke for a minute, shave off the thawed bits, return the rest to the freezer and cook the thawed bits in canned broth with shaved ginger and carrot, minced celery and garlic, green onions, rosemary, thyme, savory, wide rice noodles, a crap-ton of cracked black pepper, and a dash of sea salt. Serve.
Both of us operate on the principle that making people laugh helps them see you as human and not just another case, and they'll remember you fondly. I am attentive, as a client or a patient, I'm just not reverent. And OH is, well, me squared. We had the receptionist, two techs, and the doc in bursts of laughter, riffing back and forth on one-liners. The rest of their patients for the day should thank us.
The eye is much improved--I can read...well, recognize letters, rather than just smudges on a white page. The inflammation is much lower, and the adhesions are fewer. I'm to drop two doses of steroid per day this week, two more next week. She's referring me to a rheumatologist to determine the cause and possible treatment, if necessary, of the inflammation, since the relevant part of the determining blood work wasn't back yet. Luckily OH had the same rheumatologist several years ago and likes her. So it looks like we're taking this show on the road. Spreading cheer wherever we go, Smartass & Smartass, pull my finger.