I’m seriously ill again with that effing recurring kidney infection. We can’t figure out why the Rocephin didn’t knock it out last month. I felt GREAT in the intervening weeks and then, BAM. Happy fourth of July.

I’m going to have to name it soon. “Infection” seems so impersonal, and “Pyelonephritis” seems too imperial. What shall we call it, campers? Because now it’s personal.

Until further notice I am going to be fairly…lax about answering email. Just not gonna do it unless you’re my editor or mom or someone with a spare cookie gram. So please, please do not ask me to review anything for at least ten days. Or ever. That will work for me too, since I don’t do reviews or work for free.

But! If you’re serious about working together, I have plenty of Vicodin and can shovel some down and perk up plenty, just for you!


  1. Kathleen says:

    Hi Mindy!
    I actually have a question that is semi-related: As a mom, what kind of health concerns/topics do you face, look to read up on or get more info about, especially towards the end of the summer when kids are getting ready to go back to school?

    I work with independent pharmacists, and we’re trying to figure out the kinds of information that is most valued in that respect.

    Hope you had a happy 4th!


  2. Hi Mindy,
    Sorry to read of your recurring kidney problems. Since it has become so personal, how about a name like Gertie. “Oh no Gertie’s back in town”. Try going to your local health food store and getting some Acidophilus. You can get capsules or powder to sprinkle on your cereal. Make sure you get it out of the refrigerated section. Antibiotic kills all your bacteria good as well as bad. Hope you feel better soon.

  3. What about b*tch?

    and you can imagine the kidney having her own recurring theme song, big sparkly sunglasses, and a nice poly-blend pantsuit…  

    I’m a b*tch, I’m a b*tch, oh the b*tch is back!

    OK it is really hot here.  That is my excuse..

  4. Perhaps you need a nephorectomy?  I recently had a vaginarectomy and am no longer a bitch-wagon.   I am sending you antibiotic healing energy.  xo 

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