Tuesday, July 24, 2007

and again....

I've been hospitalized this past weekend due to me being diagnosed with peritonsillar abcess. as gross as it sounds, it is gross. the left side of my throat had a pocket swelled with puss and blood and was growing larger and larger. so i made my mom take me to the ER. I guess it was a serious matter, since as soon as i sat down they called me back up. inorder for this thing to go down, what the nice folks at NWMH did was, take a really long syringe and poke at the back of my throat and tried to draw back whatever puss was in that pocket. since there were two med students staring at the back of my throat and the doctor not really getting anywhere. they decided to check me in. the next day they got a nose, throat, and mouth doctor in to cut open the pocket while i used a suction to keep any puss and blood going down my throat. gladly enough i had vicadon going through my IV, so i barely felt any pain... W00T!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Manifest Destiny Wagoncat: Alleycat

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This 4th of july, i was pretty bummed that the metra did not allow bikes on the train during taste of chicago (I FUCKING HATE THE TASTE!!!!). The original plan was to go out to robert's bbq in elign, since i could not head that way, I decided to race my very first alleycat. It was almost 20 miles on top of my 7 commuter ride. This was also the first time i rode out the suburbs, i got out as far as elmwood park. bah, i got 11th out of 20 something, and 3 out of the 4 ladies. I thought I did pretty good for being slow, crippled, and asthmatic.

here is the route: