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26 February 2009 @ 10:36 pm
even gods do kiss at any price  
I think I've come far enough in my medical career to indulge in the sin of self-diagnosis. MY TONSILLITIS, PEOPLE. LET ME SHOW YOU IT.

As I am this far along in my medical career, there is simply no way I'm taking antibiotics for something like tonsillitis, so I'm suffering on with the KNIVES OF HELL in my throat. Good times.

I got to fondle kitties yesterday! My friend found one and has adopted it, which you're allowed to do when you don't live in college accommodation.

His name is Bullets. The second option was Smig, because he has one! Look closely.

Me with Bullets, who is genially attempting to claw my hand off. I think it's the same as children: they dislike you exponentially as much as you adore them.

I'm left with a sticky throat and eyes every time I spend time with cats, which sadly means I have a mild allergy (see: some level of medical expertise) and couldn't really own one. THIS IS SO SAD, IT WAS THE AMBITION OF MY ADULT LIFE - always supposing I got one.

I was saying to Helen that my bandom opinions are not popular opinions. Here are some examples.

#1: Ryan ROSS, why are you HIKING? People like me hike so you don't have to. Or have you forgotten that you are, in fact, a ROCKSTAR? Unless you are flying up the canyon in your Bedazzled mini-jet, I DON'T WANT TO KNOW. Even if you do look hilarious and the scenery is nice (I say that lightly; scenery belongs on the other side of the window. Or the velvet drapes of my mini-jet, whatever).

#2: Ryan's entries have become more interesting since the breakup. Concidence, maybe; fact, definitely.
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uminohikariuminohikari on February 27th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
asdfjkl; kitty is cuuuute.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands FOB + Ashleescoradh on March 4th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
Isn't he JUST? And so soft and silky!
Sanananana: tigersebastianlovelady_sioned on February 27th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
I was actually super allergic (sneezing for hours on end, stuffed head, leaking eyes the whole shebang) to kittens before I actually got one. >.>;;
Apparently your body gets used to them? IDK.

every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Ryan blue shirtscoradh on March 4th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
I can imagine a habituation situation. I'm just disappointed, because I had cats as pets before, but none of this problems!

Your icon is AWESOME. :D
Sanananana: *cries*lady_sioned on March 5th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
I chose the icon deliberately for it seemed it would do the journal good.
I'm sorry if that doesn't make sense--in the process of churning out a research paper on Keats that's due tommorow--HURRAY.

And boo for kitten problems.

You should read Kuroshitsuji--if you're into manga/anime at all. It's very strange. Centered in Victorian era London. Crazy crazy Faustian contracts on the loose. Jack the Ripper. the whole shebang.

Sereniaserenia on February 27th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
Aww, kitty!

I hope your throat gets better soon. Lachlan's been on the list to have his tonsils out for 5 years now. Not that he gets tonsilitis, but his tonsils are comparatively the same size as a 12-year-old's, which apparently shrink at puberty. So he has a lot of snoring, sleep apnoea and terrible breath because of all the crap that gets stuck behind them.
He's been told by the specialist that losing weight will help, but he's not doing anything about that.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fashion: Alexis Bledelscoradh on March 4th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Wow! Are you sure it's not his adenoids? Or his adenoids as well? I did ENT; sleep apnoea is a pretty nasty condition. Does he have to use special masks at night or a jaw guard to push his jaw forward? And I will add my two cents to say that weight loss is a first line treatment for sleep apnoea; he wouldn't know himself if he did it.
Sereniaserenia on March 5th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
The ENT specialist didn't mention his adenoids. I do think the weight is a big factor. Actually, I think that a lot of the health problems of obese people are weight-related, and it frustrates me that if I mention that, they think I'm just 'fat bashing'. I know from experience, though that the sciatica-like pain I've had in my hip only happens when I'm over 90kg.
Merit: Disney Proud to be Fairiesmeritjubet on February 27th, 2009 08:15 am (UTC)
This is just cruel. Today I had to sign a rental agreement that said I couldn't have pets :| dammit, I miss having pets. But the kitties are so cute~ (and apparently my landlord thinks I was the person who wanted to have a snake here, okay, thank goodness we can't have pets XD)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: ra teapot and coloured cupsscoradh on March 4th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
Can you imagine? The snake would escape and eat the kitty! It'd be like Roald Dahl's brain on drugs! D:
Margravine Palavarmargravine on February 27th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
You might be able to work out the cat thing and fulfill that burning ambition. Phil was never allergic to our first cat, Miss Peppermint. Then Mouser came to stay and there were itchy eyes and goopy contacts and angst. I've read that male cats tend to cause more of an allergic reaction and he's a reeeally big cat at 26 pounds. 3 things helped enough that it isn't a problem at all anymore. 1) We got rid of the scented cat litter and Phil stopped getting hives wherever Mou's claws touched. 2) HEPA filter 3) Furminator. Everyone with a cat or dog should own a Furminator. It removes the undercoat so if you brush the cat thoroughly once a week there's almost no shedding. Before there was cat hair tumble weed no matter what I did and therefore more dander around the house. He loves the Furminator so much that the once a week thing is like his spa day. Also, there's 4) Ban the kitty from the bedroom. Although, Mouser mostly got banned because he was way to excited to see us and would walk around our heads purring loudly multiple times a night.

So definitely try out cuddling with girl cats more and see if there's a difference. You could always borrow a test cat and see if any of the above make life with a cat possible too.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Kitties: hammockscoradh on March 4th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
I don't know if the last two cats I've played with were boys, but I have a feeling they were. (If only because they were more ready with the claws; that seems such a masculine trait!) But my best kitty, Marmalade, was definitely a girlie. And there were no problems there.

I'm not getting a pet of my own in the near future - I'll be moving around so much for possibly the next DECADE that it wouldn't be fair on anything except, say, a goldfish - but these are excellent tips to keep in mind. ♥
mesurexit on March 4th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
I am massively allergic to all things with fur, but we have two cats and a dog so I take pills - cetirizine, to be precise. So it is possible!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: cupcakesscoradh on March 4th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
Non-sedative anti-histamine, uh-huh. I would do that for the sake of a kitty!