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renniekins
renniekins
More Tales from the Front
My shoulder hurts too much, too often. (Must do something about that soon.) Just now, I decided to take some ibuprofen in the hopes that it would help. I'd had a cup full of ice-water sitting on my desk earlier, but I now discovered that I'd drunk all of the water and nothing but ice remained. I don't swallow pills well; I always need a drink to help them down. Still, for some reason I decided that today I could take the pills with just ice. After all ice is water, right?

I popped two pills into my mouth. Then I maneuvered my straw and slid precisely one ice cube into my mouth. Then I paused. What was I supposed to do now? I couldn't chew the ice cube with the pills in my mouth: I'd probably crush the pills and they'd taste nasty. Was I supposed to let the ice melt, and then use it to swallow the pills? I didn't think there was even enough liquid in the ice cube to enable pill-swallowing. Clearly I hadn't thought this through.

The two pills and the ice cube all balanced on my tongue, my mouth discretely closed, I grabbed my cup and hurried to the water-cooler. My tongue was growing numb. I took a swallow of real water, and found another dilemma. I couldn't swallow the pills without swallowing the ice cube, but it was really too big...and too cold....but I had to do something. Bravely I tossed my head back and swallowed the water, pills, and ice. I could feel the cold ice cube forcing its way through my throat...then everything was successfully down the tube.

Problem over. I returned to my desk, feeling rather silly. (...so naturally I had to post it to the 'net....)
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bjohnson From: bjohnson Date: March 31st, 2003 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

You're very fortunate...

...to have decided not to chew the ibuprofen. Asprin is tolerable when chewed. Ibuprofen is not. Really. No kidding. Not tolerable at all.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 1st, 2003 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: You're very fortunate...

It's best to find these things out from other people...thanks for the tip! I've tested some medicines, and they've always been nasty, so I always do my best not to taste any more. Yuck.
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: March 31st, 2003 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, that totally sounds like something I would do! Hope your back feel better! Mine has been hurting lately too, but I'm too stupid to take medication for it. I don't get why it's hurting cause you'd think if it was going to hurt it would have hurt during skating when we were lifting people all the time. But no, now that the season's over I'm in pain. *sigh* My body is giving out on me and I'm only 19....
About the picture thing, I've fooled around with it a little but my problem seems to be that the website my pictures are on doesn't allow me to use the pictures off the website, it just comes us as server not allowing it. What website do you use for your pictures that allows you to link from it? Is there one that is free?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 1st, 2003 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)
My body's giving out on my and I'm only 31...yikes, I hope it's not all downhill from here!! My shoulder's been hurting on-and-off all season. I'm hoping that now that synchro's over it'll start getting better. I know all that holding/twisting/pulling had to be bad for it. Hopefully whatever it is will go away soon; I hate random pain. Hope your back gets better too! Maybe it misses lifting people? *grin*

My Internet Service Provider comes with some webspace, which is where I post my pics. I don't know of any free ones, but maybe if you ask around...? I do know a lot of places won't host files for you like that. Annoying, isn't it? If nothing else you can always post links to other pages where they are, like this: click here to see DSC's web site!. It's better than nothing...
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