Wednesday, November 21, 2007

to the streppies in my throat:

Originally uploaded by alannka
i say to ye: die! die! die!

this is a photo of the IV they gave me sunday at the ER. it's my very first IV in my life ever ever! lovely, no?

i have never had strep before so i have nothing to defend myself against it. and this must be a nasty strain anyway because i've been on antibiotics since saturday and it's still very swollen and painful and streppy!

my diet for the last several days has been cheese soup, avocados, bananas, an egg-and-cheese soufflé thing that i made monday and have been eating every night since, applesauce, and sweet potatoes without the skin. i kind of miss chewing but it's painful. as is anything with any acid in it at all, apparently. this is all a new and very fascinating experience for me.

Monday, November 19, 2007


so i've managed to come down with a rather severe case of strep throat. my throat was pretty painful thursday and friday, and then saturday it started to get white spots so i headed to my family doctor and got antibiotics. on sunday morning, though, it swelled very much very quickly, and i was nervous enough about my airway to go to the ER. good thing, too, because it kept swelling and there was NOT much space in there. they gave me all sorts of fun drugs (my first IV ever!) and took very good care of me.

as did my local friends and family, and the whole weekend served to convince me once again that i have the best friends in the world. [thanks friends!]

anyway i'm doing better now, taking stronger antibioitics along with some percocet for the pain. life is never boring!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

more photos

i have finally found the time to add more photos from vanuatu to my flickr page. i've also added a couple of videos to my youtube page. enjoy.


Thursday, November 08, 2007

old news

today i found out that:

1. steve fossett disappeared.
2. al gore won a nobel peace prize.

really? and, REALLY?

yeah, i've been a little out of the loop.