Wednesday, March 07, 2007
I'm Burnin' Up, Burnin' Up for . . . a Visit With You?
How strange to wake up with a red, hot chest. Okay, not red hot, but red and hot. No matter how many times I describe it, I can't seem to get it right. It was no different when my plastic surgeon squeeezed me in on an emergency basis.

Him (touching my chest with the back of his hand): Oooo. Hot.

Me: Well, it is one thing to admire your own work, but, really. . .

Him: Temperature, dear. Hot temperature.

Me: Oh.

So it turns out that I got some weird, delayed, unexplainable case of cellulitis. Maybe. Since I went in right away upon noticing it, the doctor was not 100% convinced. All I know is that it was hot and red and burning from the inside out. A couple days of antibiotics has brought it back to near normal and a lot less hot.

But out of the blue? Two months after surgery? Strange. But then what is normal anymore? I can handle a little heat. . . as long asI have a fan aimed down my shirt, that is.

So close to a clean get away. . .

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