Or rather, taxes on Social Security benefits and excruciating upper abdominal pains. Will mysteries never cease?
While palpating my organs and ordering labs, my oncologist took the opportunity to tell me that I shouldn’t get excited over clinical trial drugs because they’re unproven, that he thought the thoracic team at a certain teaching university sucked, and that I shouldn’t believe everything I read on the internet. I jovially agreed, thinking later that I should’ve mentioned I read research papers, scientific journals, and abstracts, not just anecdotal evidence. But whatever, I assured him he was the doctor and his opinion was totally respected (which it is, but that doesn’t mean I won’t challenge it).
I hope whatever this is proves to be some minor inflammation that will resolve with pain medication and less activity. I have a bad habit of overexerting. One of my cats was quite ill earlier this week. He ran a very high fever and now he’s on antibiotics. Maybe I caught his bug?
Sigh. I could really use a gentle month. And some macarons 😉