So, I've had this stomach issue forever -- a hiatal hernia
is the technical term, for those keeping score at home.
Often this sort of thing causes no problems.
Sometimes it causes "mild discomfort," which OTC drugs can relieve. I've been on those for one billion years now.
Sometimes, eventually, as with me, it causes an ulcer, which is where we are now. I have a lovely ulcer, and am on some very nice drugs for it -- proton-pump inhibitors and something other drug, they work very nicely, but holy hell the regime is complicated.
I have to take them five times a day, and one of them I can't
take with food; and one I must
take with food but no other drugs; and meanwhile I have all the other drugs I must take (because I am still, always, a recovering cancer patient); and then today I discovered, looking one of these drugs up, that it can interact with one of the other drugs I'm on -- the levothyroxine for my missing thyroid -- so now I have to call in on Monday and find out what to do about that.
On the other I sold a story last week -- yay! -- and today I received the contract for it and
got paid for it.
Nothing like getting paid for writing. Absolutely the best!