Thursday, October 25, 2012

Snot A Good Day

I'm sick.

I haven't felt so hot for the last few days, so I started downing vitamin C, zinc, and lots of fluids trying to ward off whatever evil mucus-filled virus was coming my way, but it didn't work. Today, I am sick…and it sucks.

Since the weekend, I have slept about 14 hours per day. I am trying to get plenty of rest when I am not at work and don't seem to have any trouble sleeping. Despite all the rest I'm getting, it just doesn't seem to be enough. I want to curl up in bed and stay there until I am better.

Unfortunately, it just doesn't work that way. Kirsten still has to get to school, church, and work. I still have to feed myself and visit the bathroom occasionally. I also still have to go to work. Luckily, my job has almost zero interaction with other people. I can be sick without spreading it to anyone and no one even knows about it.

I am left to wonder if I have a cold or if this is a residual effect of all the smoke I breathed in when my house tried to kill me a few days ago. It could even be a combination of the two. Either way, I will be grateful when it finally passes.

Whatever the cause, my medicine-induced, fuzzy-headed, double-vision, snot-running, room-spinning state makes it difficult to focus on writing, so this will be a short post.

6 more hours and I'll be back home in my own bed.

18 comments:

  1. It's the worst when you can't just be in bed all the time, but enjoy the time you can. Feel better, man.

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    1. Thanks. I'll get there. I don't get sick very often, so it really sucks when I do.

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  2. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery. Don't thank me, it's selfish as I hope to see you return to full blogger form as quickly as possible so I have more to read.

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    1. Thank you. I will do my best. And I have no problem with selfish requests. I make them all the time.

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  3. I hope you're feeling better soon. Drink fluids! I hear that's good for things like this.

    Can you tell I have limited knowledge of how to take care of sick people?

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    1. That's alright. I am the same. I usually just tough it out until it passes.

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  4. Feel better, Brett! I hope whatever it is, passes quickly.

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    1. I believe it's just a chest cold. They don't usually hit me this hard. It will pass.

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    2. I thought mine was just a chest cold. When it finally got bad enough to force me to seek medical attention, an entirely unfunny comedy of errors ensued. End result, pneumonia left untreated for more than a week that I am still trying to recover from.

      Keep a close eye on it.

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    3. I will. Thank you. I seem to be getting better today.

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  5. Ugh. Being sick and still having to function in society and not curled up in your own bed is the worstest!! Feel better soon. I had a bad bug a couple of weeks ago and still had to slog through work and mommy duties. It was such fun. It lasted a while, too. Hope yours clears up quickly.

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    1. I am far from being better, but I believe I feel better than yesterday. Hopefully, back to 100% within a few days.

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  6. Drink lots of fluids (non-alcoholic) and get well soon.

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    1. Thank you. My bladder is getting a workout.

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  7. Some of that sounds like it might be from your house. If you're coughing or your chest hurts, it's probably from the smoke. Either way, I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. The smell of the smoke seems to be gone, but I think I breathed it long enough that it caused me some problems. I am starting to recuperate now, so hopefully, I will be better soon.

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  8. Therefore, I hope to hit the hay around 8:30 tonight. Although you seem to have all the snot, my dry cough hurts my chest.

    I didn't have a hot toddy the first couple nights, thinking it would make it harder to get up for work, but screw that. Tonight ...soon in fact...I'm breakin' out the whiskey.

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    1. I've never had one.

      I would love to crawl back into bed and not go to work tonight, but for some reason they don't pay me when I do that.

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