I was just getting over a moderate head cold I caught two weeks ago when I was hit with after effects... Both ears closed up and I got an infection. I've been dealing with this, the OHSU health system, trying to finalize plans for the trip and study my phrase book, with not much effect. After a blast of two different antibiotics, "real" sudafed (not that pseudo-sudafed you get OTC) spray steroids and NSAIDs I can truthfully state that... yup my ears are still blocked up, though not as bad as they were last week. I'm still waiting for a call back from the otologist (ear guy) on an "urgent" consult my primary doc made last Weds. AM (I guess what I consider "urgent" and what he considers "urgent" is somewhat... divergent". Maybe with almost 2 years in the northwest could I be developing some allergies to the spring stuff here?
Another feature of not hearing well and having your head is stuffy, your brain doesn't like to work either. Needless to say I haven't made much progress on the phrasebook.
I have had a couple meetings with my travel agent and things are coming together for the trip, with where to stay two nights in Milan the only minor hang-up.
You can bet I'm keeping an eagle eye on the volcano in Iceland that's making an ash of itself...
Hey Thor! Could you please cut me a break?
I know... I know... what sort of cheese do I want with this whine... (sigh).