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sicky update

Hey everybody, thanks for your various well wishes. So, swineflu has been confirmed as having been all over the damn place at PAX, as well as god knows how many other things. Hooray! I and Ian have pretty much every symptom, apart from vomiting, but swineflu is just like the regular flu except it's more contagious, so there's no need to go get myself tested for it unless I'm at risk. It's worse to go out into the world and risk infecting others. Luckily, Ian and I are both unemployed antisocial people, who just did a big ol' grocery run the day before the con. So, awesome. Time to be hermits!

I've been steadily a degree or less below normal all day, and Ian hasn't had a fever since some time yesterday. But by now, my diaphragm really hurts from all the coughing. Ugh. Laughing hurts, which is no fun. Talking also hurts, so thank god for the internet. But my brain seems to have stopped being on fire, which is nice.

I always forget what it's like to have a real fever until I have one again. It's like when you stare at a fan going around, if you concentrate you can catch one blade at a time, but it looks like it's going backwards? Having a fever is like that, only you're watching life happen instead of fanblades. Little flashes of information, seemingly going the wrong direction, when you know it should go the other way, and oh, you wish it was air conditioned.

Luckily that's over. Now I'm just trying to hydrate this thing into oblivion.

I wish it was the ~future~, with hyposprays and medical care for all humans in the federation. McCoy would call me a barbarian and jab me in the shoulder with something and I wouldn't have to spend the next week hacking up chunks of yellow goo from my throat while sitting in the bathroom. I understand that my body wants to just get *rid* of all of its contents asap, but does it have to do it so *painfully*? Can't I like, excrete it through my skin or something??


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Sep. 9th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
Great, sister has the swine flu. It's only a matter of time till you transmit it to me telepathically. Or karma+crowded tokyo trains. Whichever.
Sep. 9th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
H1N1 is everywhere! I'm surprised that I didn't have a worse cold after the con I went to in June.

At least you're not vomiting!
Sep. 10th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
oh my gawd, vomiting is the WORST. throwing up throws me of for like WEEKS. If I throw up, I *cry*. Oh gawd, i hate it so so much.

I am feeling less like death today. The congestion appears to have traveled northward, and now my nose is stuffy. This is a good thing!

Muurgh, need more mucinex....
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