Wednesday, March 08, 2006

insomnia; CatScratchFever

I was asleep earlier tonight, but my brain rebooted and I've been up for three hours. I'm now waiting for the Ativan to kick in.

Today (Tuesday) was the shrink visit I referred to in last week's post. I adore my psychiatrist--he is beyond supportive. We decided on option B: discontinuing anti-depressants for a while, and having a look at my life with a clear head... without the Celexa cancelling out the noise. I think I need to hear the noise.

And yes, I was truthful about my Skylab-falling-on-head fantasies.

So I'm tapering off the dosage and should be SSRI-free by the end of March.

I was in the hospital again on Monday, with a swollen left hand and a low-grade fever. My grouchy cat had taken a swipe at me a few days earlier and apparently infected my hand. It had become extremely sore, and I couldn't close my hand, make a fist, or type. Goddamned cat. I'm on amoxicillin + clavulanic acid for two weeks. Five pills later and the swelling is almost gone.

A note to my brother: yes, Nuge's song "Cat Scratch Fever" is about pussy and the clap. But there really is such a thing as cat scratch fever. I don't have it, since my scratch site didn't have "pustules" (gross). But in the opening lyrics to the song, Nuge sings about getting it when he was 10 years old.

Oh, wait. He might have been talking about snatch at that point, too.

34 comments:

tornwordo said...

I have insomnia troubles too at times. Like for the last few days (due to lingering flu/cold effects.)

I'd like to express support for your weaning, I hope it goes well.

toobusyliving said...

Cllark and I and Bailey were up all night long....we thought it might have been the Trailer Park Special - Tuna Helper - that we had for dinner. Crabby and exhausted here.

Bailey seems unaffected.

Crucible said...

Best of luck with option B, I like your courage.

Ted Nugent rocks!

Natasha said...

I added Mlyod's dig, Shaemus to PuppyWar. That's a cool website... Shaemus likes to drive Skat nuts! Meow Meow!

It will be posted within 24 hrs, as per www.puppywar.com

Natasha said...

Oh, I forgot the 'o'

Mloyd's DOG is Shaemus....

toobusyliving said...

good luck to shaemus!!!!

Jason said...

I have no dog to put in www.puppywar.com.
I have nothing.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Drug free. Ewwh. I always tell my doctor I am not on enough drugs.

The Persian said...

Cat's are notorious for spreading infections through their scratches. It's those damn litterboxes I say!

teh l4m3 said...

I think Ted Nugent has shot more cats than he's fucked.

Carrie said...

i like ativan.
ever need a friend? :)

madamerouge said...

thanks tornwordo & crucie

ag, pg: I couldn't agree more

Jimmy: how about "new mattress that I'm too lazy/disorganized to buy sheets for" war?

TBL: I'm surprised you're leaving comments on my clog, after that message I sent you the other night

teh: not touching that one with a 10-ft pole

toobusyliving said...

i sent you a letter, but didn't think I was barred from clogs....

George Larson said...

i sent you eleventeen letters, but they were all vowels.....

George Larson said...

Y

Does that count as twelveteen or is this not that some of the time?

Jason said...

I love my new bed.

George Larson said...

I love your new bed too.

madamerouge said...

Jimmy is using towels for sheets, because sheets cost "dwink tickets."

George Larson said...

I love Jimmy's new bed.

Butchieboy said...

Cats are gay dogs

George Larson said...

Is it craftmatic?

George Larson said...

What are gay cats?

George Larson said...

Cattogs?

madamerouge said...

George Clooney was the voice of "Sparky the Gay Dog" on South Park. I'd like to do it with Clooney doggie-style.

From what I hear, Jimmy's new mattress is not craftmatic.

Gay cats attend the lesbian bath-house night here in Toronto. It's called "Pussy Palace." Once, the cops raided it. They didn't know that lesbians tend to get angry and political about shit like that.

madamerouge said...

gay cats=gay black guys with huge afros from the 1970s

George Larson said...

My nightmares are overrun with gay cats.

Butchieboy said...

I hate cats. My grandfather told me how to get rid of an unwanted cat. you get a rubber boot and put some tuna in it. When the cat's ass is sticking out of the boot (while he eats the tuna) you pour some turpentine on an old corn cob and rake it across his ass. He said "That cat will run till you caint see it no more. He won't never come back."

Shora said...

Ohmigod, I haven't listened to Nugent in years. Used to love that album, but never realized what the song was about. Naive teenaged me. Your blog educates baby.

Good luck with the discontinuing.

Jimmy has a new bed? I know nothing.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I couldn't sleep last night after seeing the picture of Ted. Thanks. Now mail me some damn Ambien!

Carrie said...

you got a letter from Peter?

that must be SERIOUS BEESWAX....POST IT ON YOUR BLOG PLEASE! I'm sure Peter won't mind....I have a scanner you can borrow :)

btw.....gay cats and pussy palace is the funniest shit ever and JIMMY ALLOWED GEORGE LARSON IN HIS BED BUT NOT ME? WTF IS THIS WORLD COMING TO ANYWAY?

your judgemental aunt said...

cats are evil...i've explained this to you many times before but you never listen. When will you learn YOU ARE ALWAYS WRONG AND I AM ALWAYS RIGHT!

teh l4m3 said...

Carhartt.

R2K said...

Ted nugent is a biggot.

Jason said...

33 comments. Jerk!