January 27th, 2003

Loon

off to see the doctor ...



Well, as school is finally done (well, except for one nasty hanging bit of the Case Study ... I need to show that one cookie is actually working, although it keeps disappearing from the /cookies directory) I have finally had time to turn to keeping myself alive. I've been hacking up nasty stuff for over two weeks now, and not breathing very well. I had been averaging getting only about 3 hours of sleep through the last part of this past term, which I addressed this weekend by pretty much going to bed on Friday evening and staying there through this morning. While I'm not sure how many actual hours of sleep I got (the lung-hacking thing made it nearly impossible to get to sleep when I was actually laying down, so most sleep was in a slumped-sideways-from-sitting positon) but it was certainly an improvement. I had been hoping that the lung-hacking thing would have faded off with the sleep, but it hasn't so I'm off to see the doctor in a few minutes here. While at school I had all sorts of opinions offered to me of what "I really had", ranging from pneumonia to pulmatory embolism (sp?). I'm sort of expecting that the doctor will, as usual, tell me that I'm not dying and send me home with antibiotics.

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Loon

Well ..

I guess, despite the strong Morrison-edged no one here gets out alive vibe hanging around me of late, I'm gonna live. As usual, my doctor poked, prodded, listened and looked and handed me some boxes of pills. I've been going to this guy for about 20 years now. Everybody else I've recommended him to has ponounced him "to grumpy" to continue seeing. I like the fact that he has NO patience for whining ... he wants to know what the symptoms are not how you feel about being sick ... and 90% of the time he'll hand you want you need from the "manufacturers samples" closet instead of making you go out and fill a $60 perscription! Right now I'm on some mega antibiotics that are really kicking my ass (despite all the bedrest I got over the weekend, I took the first two of these and had to go take a 3-hour nap), but hopefully they're kicking the crap in my lungs' ass more. After 3 weeks of this hacking I'm sick of being sick.

Of course, this also meant that I didn't get jack shit done today after not having got jack shit done this weekend, so I really need to start focusing tomorrow. I have a "project" from the Career Services folks at Chubb where if I get out 15 resumes this week, they'll follow up on them for me next week. Which would be a Good Thing. Especially since I'm still speaking in a strangled whisper not suitable for phone work!

And ... and ... yeah ... poetry! I was intending to get some of this now whole notebook full typed up this week, but we'll see how that goes. I heard from a long-lost buddy last night who was saying he's coming down for a conference here the end of the week and was looking for a place to crash, so I might be tied up with that madness then.


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