"Patient will begin trying to call in personal favors at this point, requesting of anyone who calls to ask if she needs anything, that she be shot in the face at the earliest possible convenience. There might be bargaining, pleading, bribery, name-calling, and all manner of emotional blackmail, however ballistic trepannation has not been proven to improve matters significantly, and could well merely piss the Shoggoth army off. Ergo, the management does not recommend shooting the patient in the face, however much she may beg."
Quoted With Permission (QWP), source: Just a Baker Street Muse - Plague diary
Just how I feel/felt when I get/had sinusitis/bronchitis!