September 3, 2007
Nineteen ninety-nine? I said. Mononucleosis. I got more than the Freshman Fifteen in college that year, if you know what I mean. Itís nothing, I continued, itís been that high for, oh, say, going on seven years? I feel fine, other than the occasional affectionately termed Ring of Fire, if you know what I mean. Butóand I had to physically restrain myself from calling her by the Mattel MonikeróDr. ___ gave me some Cipro for that. Thatís all well and good, the receptionist said, but we want to schedule another rheumatology appointment, if you know what we mean.