Schmoo - Ouch, that sounds really painful. I'm glad you got some pain pills, hope the dr. puts a more comfortable dressing on tomorrow.
mrd - I know it's very stressful when you have a fight with your daughter, but try to take it in stride. My mom and I fought constantly when I was a teenager, now she is my best friend. Sometimes I think I fought with my mom so much because deep down I knew I could be unpleasant and ugly and she would still love me. And just forward those emails from your fancypants cousin to me, I would get such a kick from them.