Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Head's up about the drug Tegretol. I had been taking the drug for about six weeks at a low dose, which was then recently doubled by my doctor. Within a few days, I developed a bad skin rash, chills, night sweats, reduced urine, fatigue, agitation, and a suppressed white blood count. I'm off it now, but still sleeping a great deal from the ordeal.

Am trying to figure out why my cat Camilla has been so vocal in the bathroom, sitting on the side of the tub, staring at the ceiling. I cannot figure out what she is seeing, or what she wants when she goes in there and begins meowing. Feline mystery. Perhaps mousie in the wall?

Poor M & S. M came home Sunday night and found her cat Kip dead and cold at the foot of the stairs. He had been fine that morning when she left. Just like when Dill died, in the same house, similar circumstances.

Watched "I Am Legend," with Will Smith yesterday. Lame scifi story, but Smith has become such a fine fine actor, even in a B movie vehicle. Best parts were with his dog Sam. And loved the physique cameo where Smith is doing wide-armed pull ups showing off that extremely buff and toned body. The monsters were ridiculous.


Max in the Hague said...

Tergretol! At least we know what doesn't work now! glad most of the ordeal is over... "I am Legend" i thought wasn't SO amazing, but somehow I always wait to see what happens in these over the top dark sci-fi horror things... I just saw "Milk," and Penn was amazing... Also saw "Undercurrent" from 1946 with Katherine Hepburn... reminded me of Gone with the Wind in style, but was a more of a thriller/mystery flick...
more soon, XXX

kim said...

I'm glad you figured it out and got off the med .. do you think even the previous low dose was part of feeling off recently? (((((((((hugs))))))))) miss you