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Same dragon, different day.

… finally. Relief from the cat-bite infection, which turned into cellulitis around the bites and along my shinbone to the ankle. Blessed relief from the 100-degree-plus, week-and-a-half-long heat wave (today it barely topped 80 degrees). Relief from repeated runs to the VA medical center for emergency care, from the hospital stay, and from follow-up appointments. …

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…the entire weekend, which I spent in the hospital when the cat-bite infection went south on me. I went to the ER on Friday afternoon because the bites looked like they might be getting worse, expecting nothing more than a stronger antibiotic prescription. Instead, they put me in the hospital for a round of stronger …

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Here’s a puzzle:  Since being bitten by Mouse-the-cat a week ago, I’ve had very little RA or bursitis pain. Could it be because my attention has been more focused on the bite wounds? You know—this immediate pain is more noticeable than that other, older and more routine pain? Like that old joke: “Aw, you’ve got …

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Whew! Whadda week! In my previous post, I wrote in a sort of brief, tongue-in-cheek style about how I managed to get bitten by my cat-friend, Mouse, on Thursday night last.  She was terrified when it happened; in retrospect, I shouldn’t have tried to untangle her back feet from the thin purse straps that had …

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Purse on kitchen desk. Curious cat on desk. Purse strap tangles around cat’s back leg. Cat jumps down. Cat panics, screams and runs, spraying wallet, checkbook, various lipsticks through the air. Cat sprints at me where I relax in a living room chair. Startled, I reach down to disentangle purse straps. Frenzied cat sinks her …

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