March 7, 2005

Crud Blogging

Seems like a couple bloggers are definitely under the weather these days. Merlin at 43 Folders has it and this idea:
Create a “sick box” - Make up a little box filled with all the stuff you’ll want fast access to on the next morning you wake up with a cold. TheraFlu, cough drops, fresh box of Kleenex, unwatched DVD you’ve been saving, a nice trashy novel, and the phone numbers of anyone you’d need to contact at work. Believe me, you’re in no mood to collect this crap when you wake up with the flu kicking your ass.
Steve H. from Hog on Ice has his virus update here:
Yesterday morning, I was fine. In the early afternoon, my throat felt funny. By bedtime, it was kind of sore.

During the night, it got a lot sorer. Then all day today, I got sicker and sicker. My throat got worse, I was freezing with the heat on 76, I had stopped sweating, and I felt almost delirious. And my head hurt. My bones and muscles started to ache. I could feel congestion and a runny nose coming on. I was dying to give up and go to bed. I was asleep on my feet.

Then I made myself play the piano. I stopped half an hour ago. I was wearing a sweatshirt and long pants because I was so cold when I started, but I began to perspire after I played, so I took off the shirt and got a T-shirt.

Now the fogginess in my head is disappearing (back to normal levels), my energy is back, and my throat is about halfway well.
A temperature is one of the bodies prime defenses against infection. Viruses and Bacteria have very narrow ranges of temperature in which they can live and reproduce. Go a few degrees to one side and say buh-bye. Now I am coming down with something. Jen just got over a horrible cold and I was just fine. I woke up yesterday with a scratchy feeling in the back of my throat and I rolled over and asked: "did this start with a scratchy feeling" My sentence was completed for me: "in the back of the throat?" and we both went "Oh Crap." This morning started out OK but with some body aches and someone came in and scooped out 30% of my brain. I feel the loss and don't like it. At least Jen is back on her feet in less than a week... Arrrggghhh... Posted by DaveH at March 7, 2005 7:34 PM
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