I went to write the title and then the cat stepped onto my keyboard, so I left it. When will that synchronicity ever happen again?
I finally got to see the Ear Nose and Throat Specialist today, a very nice Indian guy whose name has 5 or so syllables. I have a deviated septum, which makes my nasal passage narrow on one side. I said, “doesn’t everybody have a deviated septum?” And he said, “Yes!”. But mine’s special. This is the excuse everybody uses to get a nose job, and I immediately pictured myself with two black eyes and a bandaged nose, which in combination with being blond and skinny would be a sight that has nose job, vain female, written all over it. And hi, I am a vain female. If I wasn’t vain then I could save a lot of money on hair care. However, deviated septums don’t always have to be undeviated. It’s just that this could be contributing to the cause of my problem in my ear, since I have a chronically congested Eustachian tube. If that is the case, then it’s been a problem that was bound to come up after spending a lot of time in the water. Between last year’s twice weekly swim sessions with Steph, plus all that snorkeling I do, I would definitely say I’ve been in the water a lot. They are going to do some audio tests next Thurs, and in the meantime, I can keep on taking Sudafed if I want to. He has me taking a nasal spray, too (sexy), to see if that has any effect. My condition is not aggravated by caffeine, either, as I’d suspected. So after I left, I bounced into Starbucks and celebrated that news with a big fat Peppermint Mocha Latte. I’m going to go ahead and insist that that is the right thing to do, under those circumstances.
Things sped up after that. In other news, I made pate from a recipe in my new raw foods cookbook. I LOVE it. It has a nut base, and is flavored with lemon juice, onions, parsley, and celery. It’s going into the spring rolls I’m making, which will make it a nice appetizer that’s made from all raw ingredients. Christmas will by no means have a raw food menu, but I love the idea of at least having a few things be healthy, considering how dense holiday food can be.