am I dying?

Am I dying? At this point I don't care. I picked up a bug --probably from Peter, the guy that runs the lab that I work in-- and it's really a bothersome thing. The two people that work under him were out 3 days last week and might have been out yesterday as well--I didn't see any of them. While I went to work in the morning, I gave up on it around noon and came home. I won't be going in today either. My voice barely works and every time my fever breaks I start sweating to death . The same thing was happening to Peter last week but he was there at the lab anyway. Spreading his viruses to the rest of us, I might add!

This has been a bad week for my poor head and bod. Friday I was out from work due to a migraine that unbeknownst to me at the time presages a sinus infection. Friday night and Saturday I was suffering the symptoms of a mild Gall Bladder mishap and then this cold made its presence known around the same time as the sinus infection started draining. At first I thought the cold symptoms--coughing and sore throat--were from the sinuses draining but it went on too long and by Monday it was obvious that I was diseased. I had to move some specimens around but snuck in when nobody was in the lab yet and came home by noon.

Right now I'm sipping tea with a touch of Canadian whiskey in it and heavily laced with this delightful sugar from Hawaii that I just love to pieces. As long as I keep drinking this sweet concoction my throat feels fairly good. Within minutes of stopping my throat feels like raw meat with sandpaper on the inside and outside. And I sound like Lurch from The Adams Family. And it's hard to sleep. Damn.

I'd toss in a picture of me right now but nobody deserves that sort of punishment. Let's just say that I'm not a pretty picture and leave it at that. Here's a picture from a soccer game I was at on Sunday instead.

Comments

Teresa said…
No pictures of your throat?!?!? I'm disappointed!

You'll survive, but death really is underrated, you know!

Take care, dear... I hope you can make a comeback and feel well again.

{{{Dave}}}
ribbiticus said…
bummer, huh? hope you feel better soon, utenzi! make sure you drink lots of juice! we'll just see pics of your throat next time, right? ;)
Pearl said…
Poor you. That's some week! Keep sipping.
Dee said…
Feel better soon!!!!!
rennratt said…
Hot Toddys DO work. Please take tomorrow off, too.

I have 3 co workers that could learn from you.

Feel better soon!
Michelle said…
Lurch's voice is sexy in some perverted sick sorta way!
Get well soon Dave (((hugs)))
kenju said…
Dave, I hope you feel better soon. Keep drinking that tea, it sounds very nice - epecially the sugar.
No_Newz said…
Sounds like you are a real mess, buddy! Is the little lady ready to trade you in for a new model? ;)
Get better!
srp said…
Here from Michele.

So sorry about the virus. I had a round of the stomach thing and I woud almost rather die than have that. My sinuses are always mucked up so I'm getting used to it. I guess all the years of formalin have done them in.

Feel better soon.
Sandy said…
Yuck. Feel better!
Carmi said…
Canadian whiskey...mmmm. So many great things come from Canada.

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