Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Post About Why There's No Post Today

I take 10 milligrams of methylin each morning, and another 10 milligrams four hours later. That, and some other pharmaceuticals, have helped correct some chemical glitches in my brain.

Which is okay, by the way, as far as I can tell. I've discussed health maintenance, Catholic teaching, and getting a grip, before. (May 20, 2009) Much more to the point, the Church has something to say on the topic. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2276-2279, 2290-2291, 2296, for starters.)

The bottom line, as far as I can tell, is that we've got a responsibility to maintain our health. Hence the prohibition on recreational drug use - and approval of common-sense medical procedures.


Actually that 10 milligrams, then 10 milligrams later, is what I routinely do.

Today I broke new ground - and took all 20 milligrams in the morning.

Not intentionally.

A quarter-hour later, I'd made a phone call and talked with some medical folks - and told my wife what I'd done.

Now, more than eight hours later, the whole thing is something of an anticlimax. No chest pains: and I didn't even feel particularly tense during the day.

Not that I mind.

Just a Little Feverish

An hour or so ago, trying to figure out why I felt 'blah,' which wasn't on the list of things to look for, I checked my temperature. It was 99.9 Fahrenheit. A tad on the high side, but nothing to be concerned about.

Still, I'm having a bit of a time focusing - and made some glaring (and now-corrected) errors in another blog's post. So I intend to spend most of the rest of the day resting, drink plenty of fluids, and get a good night's sleep.

I've got something to say about hope - but trust that will wait until tomorrow.

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