Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I feel like death, how 'bout you?

Well, my stomach bug is back, and, now, to make things more fun, I've pulled a muscle in my back and - wait for it - I have a sinus infection creeping into bronchitis! Yes, my nose and my lungs are about to engage in a steel cage death match for respiratory supremacy! Oh, the excitement. I woke up so feverish, I wanted to die right there.

Eh, it'll get better. At least my eye isn't throbbing like it did over the entire holiday break. I spent hunks of time at my sister's house with a microwaved rice pack over my eye, doing cleansing breaths to stop the nausea. Over Christmas, I also discovered that, after 2 1/2 hours of pyrotechnics, lasers, and screamin' guiiiiitars, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra can induce eye nausea, too. (But hey - don't let anybody tell ya otherwise - the concert, to which my sister got free tickets, was fun. And the musicians are damn talented. Holiday cheese on an epic level!)

Time to steam my sinuses and curl back up in a fetal ball... whoo-hoo!

8 comments:

Keith near Denver said...

Et tu, Merujo?

I don't have the stomache flu, but did wake up with a pre-cold sinus related sore throat. I figured I got it on the flight back from Denver, but perhaps I picked it sometime last week. Or perhaps we both picked it up at the Thai place.

Nice photos on yesterday's post. I didn't think to frame the Washington monument with those trees, that was a good call. I'll post my photos soon.

Anonymous said...

"I'm on my knees but dancin'"

Hi to you Merujo, just got your card, thanks for the nice things you said.

I love your work, I hate your luck.

A constant in sport - a saying - I'd rather be lucky than skillful - sometimes this applies in a slightly diffferent context in the ordinary world?!

I'd glad you have good friends around you, it's obvious from here on the blog and the photos you've shared.

I'll tell you now - I find it hard to believe that someone like you, with your background and experience, is sharing themselves with the world thru this experience called "blog". As I slowly dig thru the "back numbers" I see a big picture emerging that I find absolutely amazing. From your mom to your experiences in Russia: I'm so glad I followed that link in the TMDR site....

near_earth_object

Claire said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. I was going to say that I've been well, but then it occurred to me that I'm just getting accustomed to slight nausea in the afternoons, random days of dizziness, and other assorted sinus/weather related blechiness. The west coast was better for my head in those regards. Ah well...still not too bad overall.

Anonymous said...

Get well! Damn those teel cage death matches for respiratory supremacy!

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Repeat after me: I'm not going to be sick... I'm not going to be sick... I'm not going to be... Oh, screw it. You're sick and I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well! However, this is not, I repeat NOT, an indication that 2007 is going to be a rerun of Twenty-Oh-Six. You're just under the weather along with so many others who get the winter gunk. That's all! ;-)

Hang in there.

P.S. Did you ever manage to fish the cool glasses out of the toilet? Just curious...

Washington Cube said...

I'm washing my hands like I have OCD with all of these bugs out there right now. Get well soon.

Anonymous said...

hey chicka - i'm right there with you with the nose and lung steel-cage death match. So not the note on which to start what promises to be a stellar year. And I have to take a spoken french test tomorrow. I can barely pronounce la belle langue on the best of days. I can hardly wait to hear how I sound tomorrow. wahoo.

feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! No cold here but my lower back is bugging me which is always fun. I'm going to try and see a doc for it tomorrow. Last time I tried to "work through the pain" I ended up bedridden for almost a week. I think you're smart to take it easy. Hope you feel better soon, M.