Sunday, June 08, 2008
Is that Shredder?
Matt's been suffering from a dry cough for a very, very long time. We're not exactly sure what's wrong but it's incredibly annoying and uncomfortable. He's been to the doctor about it a few times with no success. They prescribed a number of mystery pills (aka antibiotics and vitamins) and a cough syrup but they didn't work. He demanded a chest x-ray after I read an article about someone with a persistent cough who finally got an x-ray and they discovered cancer. Apparently all is well and healthy in the x-ray and the doctor is stumped and speaks little English. We suggested it might be hwangsa (yellow dust) causing issues and irritating his respiratory system considering Matt has an allergy to certain metals. The doctor claimed that hwangsa is mild this year and doesn't contain the metals Matt is allergic to. Possibly allergies to something else? Anyway I convinced him to get a face mask and here he's trying it on for the first time. He hasn't really worn it out yet (like we're not stared at enough) and he is still probably going to try to find a doctor that speaks decent English. Bah. Stupid dry cough. He reminds me of Shredder though, don't you think?