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Title: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2008, 02:12:27 PM
I think I caught a cold from my cats.

Seriously. Last week, one cat started sneezing and dripping snot. We took it to the vet and he said, "Kitty cold. As long as the cat eats, all is well." These cats wold eat if bleeding from both eyeballs I think.

Anyway, that cat got batter, but now the other three have started sneezing.

And I woke up this morning feeling like my glands were filled with battery acid. I hate being sick more than anything, so I'm OD-ing on Vitamin C and apple juice.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Reginald McGraw on September 30, 2008, 02:14:21 PM
I have evil death cold as well.  Boo.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 02:25:30 PM
I don't know what I have.  Last night I woke up choking and gasping for air.  But that passed quickly.  Now I'm just running constantly at the nose with a dry cough.  A junior version of what I had the other week.

Speaking of which -- co-worker infection count now stands at six employees and two of their children.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Tatertots on September 30, 2008, 02:56:17 PM
Hay guyz! All's sunny and healthy here on the west coast!

Surf's up, dudes!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Goblin_Queen on September 30, 2008, 03:28:05 PM
Yeah, on Sunday, I went to the beach and then I lounged in my friend's pool till midnight.  It was such a beautiful day.  Sorry to hear you guys are sick.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 03:31:15 PM
Sad Children of the East Coast Thread.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2008, 03:35:05 PM
I'm sending my California assassins to take care of both of you.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Nubbins on September 30, 2008, 03:36:12 PM
I would send mine, but they're all out of FUCKING GAS GODDAMMIT.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Tatertots on September 30, 2008, 03:42:38 PM
Life's not all good here on the West Coast, though. It was a bit chilly this morning.

But now it's back to 76 outside. Hang ten, dudes!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Goblin_Queen on September 30, 2008, 03:44:23 PM
Yeah, a dead baby shark washed up in the tide pool and I was really bummed out.  Doing mushrooms in a jacuzzi fixed it though.  Where's my sexy butler?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 03:53:03 PM
It's still in the 70's here, as well, guys.  I sometimes wonder if people from the west and south believe DC is up near Baffin Island.  We're humid subtropical, thank you very much!  Death summers, mild winters, evenly distributed rainfall, and the once a decade hurricane riding up the Chesapeake in a wild attempt to shut down Rock Creek Parkway.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2008, 03:57:33 PM
I just have a cold and no movie contract, so I'm bitchy today.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 04:45:05 PM
My cough is getting worse.  I hate the world.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2008, 04:47:32 PM
Hold me, Nacho.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 04:49:04 PM
What I hate, when I cough, is that everyone around me needs to say something.  So:

*cough*

vent-girl (shouting through the vent):  WOAH!  STOP!  

Office-mate:  Are you okay?

Idiot Co-Worker #1:  Hey!  None of that now!

Idiot co-worker #2:  Good lord!

Idiot co-worker #3: Stop coughing!

*cough*

Repeat exactly.  FUCKING EXACTLY!

And I'm in an office... So everyone besides my office mate has to shout.
Title: Re: Nacho in NOLA II
Post by: saintangelsin on September 30, 2008, 04:51:42 PM
I split this topic because I'll go ahead and post a ton of pictures tonight if, in fact, I survive the day.  Super-allergies-death-flu is just about to tear me apart.  And I have no magic pills to help me because of the shit my co-worker gave me a few weeks ago.  So it's 10:45 and I'm feeling impossibly far away from 6pm. 

I'm going to guess allergies. According to the weather channel, the DC metro area has a very high pollen count right now. Not to mention, the climate differences between NOLA and DC are large enough that you might feel sick coming back. I say give it a few days and you should be adjusted back to autumn in Maryland.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2008, 04:54:45 PM
Do you have sick days?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 04:56:37 PM
I split this topic because I'll go ahead and post a ton of pictures tonight if, in fact, I survive the day.  Super-allergies-death-flu is just about to tear me apart.  And I have no magic pills to help me because of the shit my co-worker gave me a few weeks ago.  So it's 10:45 and I'm feeling impossibly far away from 6pm. 

I'm going to guess allergies. According to the weather channel, the DC metro area has a very high pollen count right now. Not to mention, the climate differences between NOLA and DC are large enough that you might feel sick coming back. I say give it a few days and you should be adjusted back to autumn in Maryland.

This started in NOLA, so it's not allergies.  It all started Sunday.

And September is the time for NOLA.  It feels just like DC.  May, too.  I don't know why the tourist season is summer... When I went in July, I wanted to have myself frozen and/or just pay a kid to shoot me in the head.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 04:56:53 PM
Do you have sick days?

No.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Nubbins on September 30, 2008, 05:04:37 PM
Vernae: GET BACK TO WORK, YOU KNOBS!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2008, 05:09:20 PM
So, I have Saw, [Rec], and This Is Spinal Tap to watch. Which one would be best for being sick? (Yes, I've seen Spinal Tap before.)
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 05:15:17 PM
Jesus, watch [Rec] already, you retard. 
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2008, 05:17:37 PM
I'm trying, but there are no subtitles.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 05:25:57 PM
Is that my copy?  There are subtitles.  You have to turn them on.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Nubbins on September 30, 2008, 05:28:04 PM
Spinal Tap ftw
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2008, 05:34:05 PM
I turned them on, The problem is my WMP is just playing the .AVI file. I can't play the whole "folder" with the subtitles in it.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 05:37:38 PM
You don't have to.  Players see the subtitle file automatically.

Also, go download VLC.  It's free and you'll thank me later.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Matt on September 30, 2008, 05:39:20 PM
It just got chilly in Iowa after being hot, like, low 80s.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2008, 05:40:03 PM
WMP sucks balls, so it doesn't.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Matt on September 30, 2008, 05:41:00 PM
You might need codecs installed. Search for the CCCP codec pack; it's got almost everything. It's really good
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 05:42:24 PM
Ignore Matt.  If you need Codecs, get defilerpak:

http://hellninjacommando.com/defilerpak/

And, yes, WMP does suck balls.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2008, 05:44:47 PM
I downloaded your VLC and it works.

However, I'll download the defilerpak as well.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Matt on September 30, 2008, 05:45:35 PM
CCCP is more up to date than defilerpak. Suck it, Nach.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 05:46:36 PM
Now you can watch shit on a program that doesn't hog all of your resources!  I've also found the sound to be better with VLC, as well, though I'm sure that's just in my head.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 05:47:12 PM
CCCP is more up to date than defilerpak. Suck it, Nach.

Oh-ho-ho!  Now you must choose, RC. 

(CCCP is fine, I just suffer from brand loyalty.)
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Matt on September 30, 2008, 05:52:06 PM
So Nach what's the market like for boutique style books?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 05:54:43 PM
Whippersnapper.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Matt on September 30, 2008, 06:10:28 PM
No I'm partially serious. I'm talking like the little shit Borders throws on the "I'll grab it as I'm checking out because it looks funny or interesting" section. What kind of marketshare is that and how possibly is it to break into that market?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 06:21:14 PM
It's a huge marketshare.  That shit sells like hotcakes.

How do you break into it?  You pay for the positioning, either directly or indirectly (high-powered publicist, etc).  Borders and Barnes & Noble have basically started taking bribes to put books out on display, or piled up by the door.  But, traditionally, it's hundreds of thousands in publicist dollars that gets it done.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Matt on September 30, 2008, 06:24:50 PM
well fuck that then
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2008, 06:36:25 PM
After [Rec], Mrs. RC and I are going to get some Pho to try to chase this cold away.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 06:38:51 PM
Really, the only thing in a bookstore that's prominently displayed honestly is the staff picks stuff.  Everything else -- window space, the stacks in the middle of the floor, the front desk stuff -- is bought and paid for.

The "bribes," by the way, are usually called "co-op fees."  These sometimes show up without the publisher knowing it.  Baker and Taylor and Amazon are famous for forcing co-op fees.  In Amazon's case, it tends to be a dollar or less per month per title.  Baker and Taylor just selects random times to hit you for a ten spot, or 20 bucks.  

When you get a book set up with distributor, you have the option of approving certain levels of co-op fees.  So, if I wanted, I could say that my marketing budget is $500,000 and I am willing to pay co-op fees up to that amount.  Typically, the publisher then has a publicist who goes out and enforces that shit.  At the big houses, publicists will be a proper, salaried position.  But even having it out there passively opens the door.  Indie bookstores are the nastiest -- they'll just suddenly display your book (perhaps honestly selected based on appreciation of quality) and then charge the co-op fee which, of course, you have to okay.  This is some real gravy money for indie bookstores and they all abuse it.  It can translate to thousands in profit and the only cost is that they order two or three times the usual amount (which they then return six months later for a full refund).

Bookstores are evil.  I secretly celebrate the closing of indie bookstores, and I hope the big box bookstores all implode.  The indies are feeding off of hapless publishers and the big box fuckos have destroyed the human nature of the business.  

Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 06:39:22 PM
After [Rec], Mrs. RC and I are going to get some Pho to try to chase this cold away.

Stop off in an urban apartment building to investigate a seemingly ordinary 911 call first.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2008, 07:12:27 PM
*shudder*
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: fajwat on September 30, 2008, 09:32:34 PM
speaking of the book market: local chain Olssons Books & Records filed chapter 7 and closed its doors today:

http://olssons.com/
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2008, 10:23:21 PM
Yep.  Saw that pop up a few times.  And the City Paper's controlling company filed for bankruptcy.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: fajwat on September 30, 2008, 10:55:00 PM
Yeah.  They do baltimore's paper too I think.  That's chapter 11, tho.  Olssons just switched from chapter 11 (protection while restructuring) to chapter 7 (closing down).

uff.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 01, 2008, 01:39:15 PM
RIP Olssons . . .

Spinal Tap is still funny after all thee years, and I still feel like shit.

Now, I'm going to watch Saw for the first time and see if it's really worth four sequels.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 01, 2008, 01:45:47 PM
They say Saw II is the only good one.

I think I agree, though I haven't bothered with 3-5.

I'm doing slightly better today.  Should be cured in time for my grandfather to get to town, bringing a new strain of death flu from WVA.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 01, 2008, 01:50:39 PM
When did yours start up? How long did it last?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 01, 2008, 01:54:19 PM
September 8th was the first wave.  I'm either still afflicted with that, or I got a second strain that started up on Sunday.

The co-worker is where I got the first wave, though.  His started about August 25th and continues today...but that was severe pneumonia. 
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 01, 2008, 02:14:44 PM
Mine kicked in Monday night. I'm laying low until Friday to see if I can't chase it out.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Nubbins on October 01, 2008, 02:20:21 PM
Saw is okay the first time you watch it.  I enjoyed it anyway.  The second time you watch it, you'll be pointing out all the stupid parts.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 02, 2008, 09:52:08 AM
Ugh. The cough has kicked in.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 04, 2008, 12:50:12 PM
This thing is still kicking my ass.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 04, 2008, 01:12:18 PM
Round one for me saw cough, stuffy head, and a fever of 102 for a couple of days.  round two is pretty much gone now.  But, overall, it's been a month.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: fajwat on October 04, 2008, 01:22:41 PM
i got better last saturday, and i got ill again thursday night.  i had arranged to test ride a nice looking used bike yesterday; hopefully i'll feel well when I go tomorrow.  this weekend I'm going to a party.  was going to camp out on his farm like I did after the party last year, but I just don't feel well enough to wake up in this fall crisp air in the woods.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 04, 2008, 03:35:20 PM
Bronchitis is execatly what this is.

I have perscription Tussin (from last year's bout) and Mrs. RC is going to get me some Pho.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: fajwat on October 05, 2008, 01:13:55 AM
bronchitis sucks.  take good care of that.

pho...... I love pho.  that sounds perfect for bronchitis, too.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 05, 2008, 09:23:13 AM
Pho is the perfect sick food. Bleeding from both eyeballs? Order Pho!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 05, 2008, 09:30:33 AM
I hate Pho.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 05, 2008, 10:00:09 AM
You hate AMERICA!!!!!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 05, 2008, 10:21:40 AM
ALLAHU ACKBAR!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on October 09, 2008, 11:57:13 AM
Old people get ill.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 09, 2008, 01:20:31 PM
I'm going to fill up your bottom with my disease.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 09, 2008, 01:24:03 PM
Wow.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: fajwat on October 09, 2008, 02:06:43 PM
I'm going to fill up your bottom with my disease.

and make powerful poots together!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on October 10, 2008, 12:01:51 PM
I'm going to fill up your bottom with my disease.

You can just ease that old disease up my virgins anus.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 10, 2008, 01:46:54 PM
<3
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: fajwat on October 10, 2008, 03:26:03 PM
i'm still sick, though i think this is a different virus because I had a week's break and i have somewhat different symptums now.

yay, let's fuck up three weekends in a row!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 10, 2008, 06:16:47 PM
I'm still coughing.

I have to sleep on teh couch because I can prop myself up and not cough, which actually allows me to sleep. It sucks.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 10, 2008, 11:45:37 PM
I'm glad everyone got this worse than I did.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 11, 2008, 02:00:50 AM
I hate you.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 28, 2009, 11:08:30 AM
So I dodged a bullet with the cold last week, but Mrs. RC has not. (And she hates me for it.)

This map of which states are affected most by the flu is telling:

http://www.weather.com/activities/health/coldandflu/nationalreports/national.html (http://www.weather.com/activities/health/coldandflu/nationalreports/national.html)
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on January 28, 2009, 11:16:56 AM
Hahaha!  You losers.

The Virginia Ham Flu!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 28, 2009, 11:31:08 AM
Hey, Virginia is for Lovers.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on January 28, 2009, 11:32:01 AM
Virginia is for pandemic!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 17, 2009, 06:42:39 PM
Mrs. RC gave me her death flu that she had over the weekend. First time I've had a fever accompanying flu symptoms in a while. I forgot how detached from reality it makes you. (Highest temperature has been 99.3, so I don't think I'm in Jacob's Ladder territory.

Mrs. RC seemed to be better by day three. I'm on day two and kind of want to kill myself.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 17, 2009, 08:08:58 PM
That's not a fever!  Pussy.  That's still in normal range. Suck it up, Marine!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 17, 2009, 08:18:31 PM
This my rifle. The purpose of this rfile is for use as an advanced weapon.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on January 02, 2010, 06:04:40 PM
Hey, look!  We have a self misery thread.

The NW and I both have death sinuses.  Mine was hitting hard New Years Eve and, then, settled in to kill me Friday.  But then I slept for 15 hours and, today, I'm somewhat better.  Too fuzzy headed to do anything of use beyond reading old Elfquest comics from 1983.  Now I want to be a slightly gay elf riding a wolf!  They never get sick.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Matt on January 02, 2010, 07:04:59 PM
The death sinus thing has apparently hit the whole country. I had the same thing in Illinois; I know people who had it in Iowa, and my mom had it when I came back home. You've got a little under a week of drainage left or so.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on January 02, 2010, 09:22:25 PM
The death sinus thing has apparently hit the whole country. I had the same thing in Illinois; I know people who had it in Iowa, and my mom had it when I came back home. You've got a little under a week of drainage left or so.

Over here, they're calling it Captain Trips...
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on January 04, 2010, 12:10:18 PM
Ugh.  11am, and all I can think about is going to bed.  I'm shattered. 

I brought a roll of toilet paper for kleenex today, because that's how fancy I am.  It also makes people go away when I blow out a wall of yellow muck into a tiny scrap of toilet paper, then lunge towards them snarling and dripping goo.

I love being anti-social.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 04, 2010, 12:15:14 PM
Fever or just sinuses?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on January 04, 2010, 12:34:26 PM
I had a very mild fever on Friday and Saturday.  99. 

It's really just sinuses.  My usual thing.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Matt on January 06, 2010, 06:10:56 PM
hmmmm. Either I'm getting old and unable to handle my hangovers or I'm sick; I've been nauseous all day. I have to travel tomorrow.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on January 06, 2010, 09:25:11 PM
Maybe you're just a pussy.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on January 07, 2010, 05:57:13 AM
Maybe it's Maybelline!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on January 07, 2010, 06:01:46 AM
Maybe it's somebody breathing down your neck as the shank slams in underneath your ribcage.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Reginald McGraw on January 10, 2010, 04:21:17 PM
Maybe it's Maybelline!

Tee Hee!

 :sissies:
Title: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on November 18, 2010, 04:30:48 PM
Folks round here call me Mother Abigail. Y'all come visit me sometime... Y'all come soon.

Let's chart our colds, flues, and brain cancers as we head into the new year!

I've got my first cold of the season.  Started out with a tightness in my throat and the sniffles at about 3am (bad enough to wake me up), then launched into a full blown sore throat and achiness, and now I'm sitting here dull-witted and daydreaming about Thera-Flu.

It seems to be pretty fast moving, which is good.  I'll spend Saturday propped up in a chair watching Stargate and drinking juice.  My nude body glistening with Vicks Vapo-Rub as I answer the door for the pizza boy...
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 18, 2010, 04:41:41 PM
Just in time to pass it to Sirharles and I on Sunday. Thanks!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on November 18, 2010, 04:43:46 PM
Oh, right!  Head to the monthly dinner thread...
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: monkey! on November 19, 2010, 01:06:28 AM
Mine is a slightly dry cough, nothing too much, maybe caused by lifestyle. Slightly overactive mucus-makers up there in my sinuses.... Other than that.... Wisdom teeth movement.

Oh, and STDs.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on November 19, 2010, 08:35:23 AM
I've now moved to full blown head cold. So I'll tough it out at work, come home, hit the store for death supplies, then curl up on the couch from 8pm tonight through Sunday morning.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on November 20, 2010, 10:38:01 AM
Oh! Boring.  I've now progressed to what I would consider an ordinary sinus infection. Just like I get every few months.  Snore!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: monkey! on November 23, 2010, 10:41:25 AM
My mild symptoms are almost fully gone. Yay!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on November 23, 2010, 10:45:10 AM
Yeah.  I'm pretty much over it now, too.  But worn out.  Some massive battle was fought somewhere inside of me!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: Cassander on November 25, 2010, 12:24:09 AM
how did you already get over what i still have?  my right ear is fucked.  it's like it's waiting to pop but hasn't for 48 hours.  i've been doing that hold your nose and blow thing but nothing happens.  also, the dayquil missiles do nothing.  am i going to die?
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: monkey! on November 25, 2010, 12:42:50 AM
Maybe you are going to die, Cassander.

Monkey's in decent health, however.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: Reginald McGraw on November 25, 2010, 01:15:40 AM
My six year old fell out of a tree today.  No broken bones, but he has a concussion.  So no cast, but we get to try to keep him from ramming his head into anything for the next 2 weeks.  I don' t know how we'll do it.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: Tatertots on November 25, 2010, 02:43:25 AM
I haven't logged on in, like, a month. But I just came down with some weird cold that's mostly attacking my feeble throat. DayQuil / NyQuil is pretty much keeping it at bay, so I'm not too concerned about missing work or dying sad and alone in a dark alley.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on November 25, 2010, 07:23:00 AM
how did you already get over what i still have?  my right ear is fucked.  it's like it's waiting to pop but hasn't for 48 hours.  i've been doing that hold your nose and blow thing but nothing happens.  also, the dayquil missiles do nothing.  am i going to die?

I am strong like ox.

Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 28, 2010, 07:06:03 PM
My six year old fell out of a tree today.  No broken bones, but he has a concussion.  So no cast, but we get to try to keep him from ramming his head into anything for the next 2 weeks.  I don' t know how we'll do it.

He's ready to QB in the NFL!!!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: Nubbins on November 28, 2010, 11:01:51 PM
Damn, Reggie... hope your kid is okay.  Concussions are crazy shit.  If it's any consolation, I saw a bunch of them when we were at the race track and most guys were out racing the next day.  Of course, they're not 6 years old, but still...
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: Reginald McGraw on November 28, 2010, 11:08:34 PM
I think he'll be fine.  Of course his sister slammed a door on his head tonight...<sigh>
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on November 29, 2010, 12:02:10 AM
Well...you need one to stay home and take care of you in your old age anyway.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on November 29, 2010, 10:29:45 AM
Ooh! Today I'm feeling kind of nauseous and blah. How exciting!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: monkey! on November 29, 2010, 10:39:20 AM
'cause people I know are constant plague carriers, the black lung is once more settling in....
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 24, 2011, 04:13:12 PM
Kill me.

Aim for my head.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on January 24, 2011, 04:25:22 PM
Oh-ho! It's been a pretty healthy year for me. Was starting to wonder if we had all been taken by the rapture!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 24, 2011, 04:52:56 PM
Missus RC was sick in December, but I dodged that bullet. This is an ear/throat nightmare.

"Tell General Hill my men need new shoes or we won't last the winter against these Yankees!"
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 25, 2011, 09:09:12 AM
Went to the doctor yesterday and got antibiotics and a nuclear grade antihistamine. It's sort of helping, but now I feel like an alien chestburster is sitting right between my sternum and stomach.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on January 25, 2011, 10:20:23 AM
Man, you get a yearly dose of antibiotics, don't you?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 25, 2011, 10:21:57 AM
I do. When the mega-germ shows up, I'll be the first to go.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on January 25, 2011, 10:24:01 AM
I haven't had antibiotics since the surgery! (Even when I probably should have.)  My theory is that if I can't fight it off, I deserve to die.

Also, I stoned a woman last night for planting two different crops next to each other.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 25, 2011, 10:31:09 AM
See, I never just get a cold. My philosophy is to wait a week. If I don't feel better. I go to the doctor where He tells me I have some crazy sinus infection and loads me up on drugs.

Ears and throat is where I get it. Almost always. Rare is it I get a head or chest cold.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2011, 08:23:41 AM
Yay! I'm deep into head cold country.  Started as a little throat tickle and a runny nose Sunday night and I woke up Monday feeling like I'd been kicked in the head and chest.  Last night was really rough.

Thank god I have a four day weekend coming up to "write."  And, by "write," I mean lie in bed and watch episodes of Lovejoy and be so out of my mind on green mucus and Theraflu that I can't follow any of the stories.   
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 15, 2011, 10:09:16 AM
The bug this year is tenacious.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2011, 11:00:27 AM
I'm sitting here at work being Patient Zero right now.

I have a theory this year -- don't take medicine! Let it run its course. Thank god I don't put any value on image.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 15, 2011, 11:09:47 AM
I've mentioned this before, but powering through it will help you survive the superbug. I'm a goner. You have to take care of my dog.

Speaking of PA stuff, did you watch that trailer for "The Dead," the I posted in the horror movie thread.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2011, 12:07:08 PM
Yeah, I'm going all Christian Scientist with this shit. And proudly declaring it with a broken, shattered voice and green mucus dripping from my beard and bloodshot, wild eyes.

I did not watch that trailer! But will do so...right now!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2011, 02:24:21 PM
Ooh... I'm hitting that afternoon threshold where I can't concentrate on anything.

And...I'm off to see the accountant in 10 minutes! Yay.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on February 16, 2011, 02:48:18 PM
Just took tomorrow off.  So...a five day weekend to kick this cold. Going to hit the market and get the ingredients for a homemade chicken soup, Bacalau (with my own salt cod that I'll be making from fresh filets and that'll take three days to prepare), and red snapper ceviche. Might also brew up the pilsner I have ready to go.

And...I have to write 20,000 words worth of Cult Culture stuff and load up the SFWP blog and edit the GS manuscript and... Ugh. Suddenly five days is not enough!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: monkey! on February 16, 2011, 10:38:07 PM
Just take it one thing at a time.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on February 17, 2011, 10:10:45 AM
Another rough night! And a nasty headache morning of death! Yay!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: monkey! on February 17, 2011, 05:51:07 PM
For the last two weeks I've had on-and-off throat pain.... Either my tonsils are playing up or it's The Death.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on February 18, 2011, 09:22:34 AM
Fever dream diary:

Times I've dreamed I was falling: 14

Times I dreamed I shit the bed: 2

I dreamed I was meeting Monkey in Paris, except it was a romantic rendezvous sort of thing. Like a Nescafe commercial where he and I catch each other's eye at a cafe and are drawn to each other. We were both dressed in the tourist-chic berets and stripy shirts and all that. Like Gondoliers.

I dreamed that RC and I were working on a full length script together and fighting viciously over the fate of the main character (he wanted her to be eaten by one of the talking cars from the movie Cars, which was completely random and unrelated to the script and happened halfway through the movie).

Times I dreamed I was boxing stuff up for a move: 5

In one dream, I was a laser cannon on a space fighter. Still had my body and all that... I was just stretched out and mounted on a fighter and opened my mouth whenever I shot lasers.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 18, 2011, 09:49:06 AM
Just let the car eat the bitch already!!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on February 18, 2011, 10:01:16 AM
It'll ruin the integrity of what we're trying to do here!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 18, 2011, 10:20:49 AM
She's already been gangbanged by garden gnomes. How much integrity can she have left?
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: monkey! on February 18, 2011, 10:29:04 AM
She's already been gangbanged by garden gnomes. How much integrity can she have left?


How about anal cream pie swallowing videos?
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on February 18, 2011, 10:51:32 AM
She's already been gangbanged by garden gnomes. How much integrity can she have left?


Would so go see that movie.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on February 28, 2011, 12:27:24 PM
Ugh. Sort of fluey today. Thought I could make it at work, but had to cut out after a couple hours. I think crazy weather is finally taking its toll. 70 degrees now and below freezing tonight! Blah.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on February 28, 2011, 12:51:01 PM
It dropped ten degrees just on the ride home. Now it's super storm time. I'm just going to eat Saltines and stare at my neighbor all day. I feel completely drained. It's weird....came on real sudden this morning. I hate it when I get this sort of uncategorized shit. Male PMS!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on March 23, 2011, 02:52:06 PM
Sinus infection! I think. Or brain tumor. One or the other. Pressure, pain, headaches, dizziness.

I'm so happy! I love spring!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on March 24, 2011, 11:49:34 AM
It's the increasing strength and frequency of these sinus infections that also inspires m to leave the DC area. Week two under the spell of sinus shenanigans begins!

I ordered a Neti Pot because everybody raves at me about them and they only cost eight bucks.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 24, 2011, 02:14:31 PM
I highly recommend the Neti Pot for pollen allergies. It's more symptom management than anything, but it helps. (I get allergy symptoms in the fall.)

You should have taken a few of my Zyrtec.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on March 24, 2011, 05:14:18 PM
You know... I'm going to go ahead and lump Zyrtec and loratadine and the Neti pot in the same category as old wive's tales and home remedies. They all have the same sort of followings, and my results with the first two are never 100%. Take the loratadine and spin three times whiddershins and try not to think that the REAL reason for your struggles is because climate change is actually happening and pollen counts are off the chart and there's nothing we can do and it's actually just as bad for your respiratory system as sucking on the tailpipe of the UPS truck.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on March 27, 2011, 12:54:03 PM
Holy Hannah! So I just did the Neti Pot thing. It was one of the stranger experiences and tripped several signals in my brain along the lines of: "What the fuck are you doing?!?!"

I can just picture 36 years of DC gunk piled high in my sinuses getting blasted out by herbal love. I feel like a million bucks now. It was invigorating!

Now...will it stop the sinus pain?

Alcohol, by the way, is a weird trigger. So maybe that'll be the test later today.  I haven't had a drink in over a week!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: Cassander on March 27, 2011, 03:19:54 PM
Next thing you'll be down at the Holistic Store getting ear candles.  Why don't you just give me your money now and I'll burn it for you.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on March 27, 2011, 03:28:33 PM
Neti Pot was only eight bucks! And all the people who have sinus freakouts swear by it.  So...whatever.

The alternative is that I go to the doctor, who gives me six weeks of antibiotics. So that's $10 co-pay plus $15 co-pay for drugs that have nothing to do with a sinus infection. Plus the $10 co-pay for the return visit for the doc to go, see, all better? Thanks to PHARMCO! OUR SAVIOR!

So rest and fluids and some hocus pocus bullshit stuff is the frugal option.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: Cassander on March 27, 2011, 04:01:11 PM
you need a good new orleans doctor you can just call up and who will phone-in prescriptions even though he hasn't actually seen you in 6 years!
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: Reginald McGraw on March 27, 2011, 09:43:46 PM
My allergies have been horrible this winter and now into spring. I'm going to go get tested to see about shots. My parents got them a few years ago and have been completely cured. I will keep you guys updated on the progress.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on March 30, 2011, 10:57:11 AM
Two week mark! Time for the doctor.

So there goes drinking at the bachelor party, I bet.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on March 31, 2011, 03:19:57 PM
Oh ho! Doctor's appointment first thing Monday. Get your bets in. Brain cancer? Hypertension? "Dunno"? 
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 31, 2011, 03:38:02 PM
What's wrong? It's cold and flu symptoms, right?
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on March 31, 2011, 04:34:11 PM
It's intense pain in my left sinus, mainly brought on whenever I drink alcohol. With no actual symptoms of a sinus infection manifesting after two weeks, that means it's Something Else. And by "something else" I mean "spider eggs."
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: Cassander on March 31, 2011, 08:19:43 PM
Tennis Sinus.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: Reginald McGraw on March 31, 2011, 11:02:17 PM
Carpal Alcohol Syndrome. Stop spraying it into your left sinus and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on April 01, 2011, 10:18:43 AM
Carpal Alcohol Syndrome. Stop spraying it into your left sinus and you'll be fine.

Of course!

It hit last night with no trigger. So now I am worried. But 8am Doctor visit Monday. Then 14 hours getting my blood taken and waiting for prescriptions.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on April 04, 2011, 08:28:31 AM
Okay, so this is obviously not my sinuses. I see the doc at 9am. Current theories range from minor stroke to blood clot to oh my god, why'd you wait so long to call the doctor?

Last night's pain episode went on for 12 hours. I'm sore and woozy today... And a little bit confused. Like I didn't know where anything was in the kitchen and woke up not sure of which bedroom I was in (imagined myself at one of the old apartments).

Also -- hearing voices! My name being called, etc.

So, yeah. Something's broken.

While I should be alarmed, all I'm really thinking is "Maybe this will get me out of work for an extended period."
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: Reginald McGraw on April 04, 2011, 07:59:50 PM
Wow...keep us posted.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: monkey! on April 04, 2011, 09:55:33 PM
Maybe Nacho's brain is tuning into other vibrational frequencies of existence; other dimensions.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: Reginald McGraw on April 04, 2011, 11:38:59 PM
Maybe he can tell us if Paul McCartney is really dead.
Title: Re: Illness 2010
Post by: nacho on April 05, 2011, 07:05:11 AM
That would be wishful thinking!

Spider eggs on the run...
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on November 01, 2011, 05:11:10 PM
Should I merge this with "Illness 2010"?  RC?

Anyway... My first cold of the 2011-2012 season. I think. Technically, it started Friday. It's really weird...all the symptoms. Runny nose, coughing, itchy throat. A regular old cold. Except...I feel fine. Does that make sense? I'm not tired or run down. I'm alert, at full energy, and in good spirits.

Maybe this is just some sort of 99.9% lethal Superallergies escaped from a lab.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 01, 2011, 05:42:10 PM
Should I merge this with "Illness 2010"?  RC?


Yes.

There's something going around that seems to never quite take hold. my brother-in-law had it last week and I feel like I've been on the verge of maybe or maybe not getting it over the past few days. I feel good today though. Sort of.

[depression][/depression]
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on November 01, 2011, 05:50:59 PM
Well...if you're getting what I have, it's nothing to worry about.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Tatertots on November 01, 2011, 07:13:33 PM
I just came down with a cold yesterday / today. It's an odd one, though. My normal course is to wake up with a sore throat that gets worse and worse over two days until I have a fever. Then one night the fever breaks overnight, my throat feels fine, and I just deal with the usual sinus issues and crappy feeling for a week or so.

This time, I felt ok yesterday until, bam, I started sneezing up all kinds of horrible shit and today I feel generally shitty. Bypassed the horrible sore throat stuff, though, which I'm grateful for...

One of my co-workers came down with the same thing this weekend, too. All evidence points towards horrible CDC accident, The Stand-style.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on November 01, 2011, 07:23:26 PM
Baby, can you dig your man?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Tatertots on November 01, 2011, 07:39:39 PM
My laws!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on November 03, 2011, 11:24:43 AM
Whew! There we go. It's got me today. The perfect excuse to call out of my weekend job... Two days with juice and theraflu!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on November 05, 2011, 08:25:16 PM
Wow...thank god for sick days! Having cancelled today's wedding shift and, indeed, waking up very late and a bit the worse for wear, I lounged around and drank water and ate well and got a bit of a second wind by 1pm... At which point I wrote 3000 words, repaired my broken rocking chair, got my flood-damaged kitchen back into order, baked a batch of cookies, and got caught up on all my business emails.

I'm looking forward to a winter of free weekends...

As to my pseudo-cold... It's lingering, and still not aggressive. Bad mornings has bene the norm for the last three days. In fact, I'm still having trouble telling if it's super-allergies or not.

This probably indicates that my walls are full of black mold and I'm dying.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 05, 2011, 08:49:49 PM
Mold is bad this year. All the rain.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on November 05, 2011, 09:58:55 PM
MOLD DEATH!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 10, 2011, 01:17:38 PM
My doctor just gave me the first flu shot I've ever had. I'm convinced I'm going to die.

What's everybody's opinion on getting flu shots? I've always figured only old people needed them.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on November 10, 2011, 02:05:31 PM
My doctor just gave me the first flu shot I've ever had. I'm convinced I'm going to die.

What's everybody's opinion on getting flu shots? I've always figured only old people needed them.

My man inside the FDA says that they're bunk. The pharmacy companies pick the strains that are potentially going to be the most common, so they're useless against any other strains.  How they decide which strains are going to be the big ones each year is, pretty much, a shot in the dark.

Overall, though, the FDA believes that 60% of the annual cases of "flu" are actually low-grade food poisoning from our appallingly maintained "public food" -- catered parties, frozen food, fast food, etc. 

So, for most people, the flu shot is a placebo. You're more likely, statistically speaking, to suffer side-effects from the shot than you are to be exposed to the strains you've supposedly been protected against.

Further, the shot doesn't have a long life in your body. So if you do actually get hit by one of the strains you've supposedly been protected against say, six months later, then you're out of luck.

Why are flu shots so prevalent? Because they're a multi-billion dollar business. Flu shots are an amazing cash cow -- basically, the drug companies are making a mint off of giving people sugar pills.

I've never had a flu shot. Nor will I ever have one.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 10, 2011, 02:07:34 PM
As long as the flu shot itself isn't going to kill me.

Baby, can you dig your man?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on November 10, 2011, 02:12:50 PM
Worst possible side effect is...you get the flu!

Edit: I think the most common is that some people have an allergy to the shot which is supposed to suck. And, apparently, just like getting the flu.

But only faggots have allergies, right?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on November 10, 2011, 02:27:07 PM
Here, RC, read this!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206807/Swine-flu-jab-link-killer-nerve-disease-Leaked-letter-reveals-concern-neurologists-25-deaths-America.html

LOL.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 10, 2011, 02:40:05 PM
I'm patient zero!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on April 23, 2012, 09:59:56 AM
So, after two months of apocalyptic allergies, it now appears that I have a full-bore cold. The whole nine yards...sneezing, hacking, sinus pain, runny everything, fever...

Not surprising, I guess, since any given day this month has seen a 30-50 degree temperature change.

Jesus...there were snow flurries during my walk to work today.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on April 25, 2012, 08:43:34 AM
So, after two months of apocalyptic allergies, it now appears that I have a full-bore cold. The whole nine yards...sneezing, hacking, sinus pain, runny everything, fever...

Not surprising, I guess, since any given day this month has seen a 30-50 degree temperature change.

Jesus...there were snow flurries during my walk to work today.

Case and point...it's freezing right now. 32 according to my outdoor thermometer. It's supposed to get up to the 70's today and, then, tonight, drop down to the 40's.

What I want to do is take the next two weeks off and just not go outside. Go hit the supermarket, get two weeks of supplies, then come back and vegetate.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 25, 2012, 11:45:07 AM
I'm pretty sure I came away from Sirharles 40th birthday party with his wife's death cold.

The assassins are on their way to "neutralize" her.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 25, 2012, 11:49:04 AM
You couldn't get it that quickly! I always blame the sneezing, hacking horrors on the Metro for my illnesses...
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 25, 2012, 12:17:59 PM
AU death flu then? Its one of the horrors of being back in school.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 25, 2012, 12:26:10 PM
Oh yes...
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 25, 2012, 12:28:18 PM
College is really just an incubator for upper respiratory infections and STDs.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 25, 2012, 12:40:27 PM
So's the world.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2012, 01:33:38 PM
Entering day seven of this shit. Had a 100 degree fever yesterday.

I went the doctor on Friday and he gave me antibiotics which may or may not be helping. My throat is raw from coughing, but I'm starting to actually cough something up instead of the dry painful hacking cough I've been doing.

Tenacious shit. Been awhile since I got hit like his.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 30, 2012, 03:01:19 PM
I just can't tell anymore when I'm ill or sick... but you sound like you need to stay away from me!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 30, 2012, 07:33:16 PM
Hoping I'm better by the weekend.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 10, 2012, 10:29:12 AM
Sinus Event!

Or cancer. Can't be sure. The "symptom checker" on Kaiser's website insists that I'm having a heart attack.

I cancelled a panicked doctor's appointment today because, overnight, whatever has had a hold of me for the last couple of days has pretty clearly morphed into a somewhat recognizable breed of my usual Sinus Episodes. I think. Either way, even if it is a heart attack or cancer, a doctor's appointment would just mean spending ten bucks and one hour to be told, "Dunno!" and have a battery of inconclusive tests performed. So I'll just muscle through the next couple of weeks until I give up hope and go see the doc. Usually this shit goes away... And if it is a heart attack, I'll try and keep this thread upda--
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 10, 2012, 01:57:17 PM
Are you coughing? Could be the AU TB.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 10, 2012, 02:19:28 PM
No. It's my usual sinus thing that I get every spring and fall. Just slightly different this year (balance issues).
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 11, 2012, 11:45:04 AM
Okay. So now it's behaving like a normal sinus infection.  Which means I kind of wish it was a heart attack.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 11, 2012, 12:51:08 PM
I'm still coughing. I feel better, but the cough won't go away.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 12, 2012, 02:15:46 PM
I have trouble if it settles in my lungs, as well. You know why? Because we live in a city that's undergoing a massive construction boom and, historically, is something of a trap for bad air and pollution. We should be...gasp...in WVA.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 16, 2012, 12:28:51 PM
Oh my god...cough,cough, sneeze, sneeze...

Take me now, lord!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 18, 2012, 06:04:29 PM
Today is the first day in about a month that I basically feel completely well. I don't want to do that again for a long time.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 18, 2012, 06:07:12 PM
I had a meltdown day on Tuesday where my nose just ran for 12 hours...and that seemed to help. Now I'm back to being generally exhausted, defeated, and glum. Like normal!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 18, 2012, 06:08:53 PM
I still have the occasional cough. However, it just feels like allergies or pollution rather than, you know, death.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on April 22, 2013, 03:48:33 PM
So far, this season is so bad I simply can't tell if I've had a massive head cold/flu/pneumonia for two weeks, or if I've just built up some sort of weird resistance to Loratadine. Judging from the quarter-inch thick pollen on my car, I'm thinking it's the latter. I've never seen my car so heavily dusted with pollen. I actually failed to recognize it on Friday. No, I don't have a green car...oh, god.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 22, 2013, 04:28:34 PM
It's particularly bad this year. We need like three days of steady rain.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on April 22, 2013, 04:34:31 PM
It's particularly bad this year. We need like three days of steady rain.

Then everything will go insane on the 4th day.

I think we need a nuclear bomb.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on April 22, 2013, 10:43:28 PM
Have you tried those allergy injections?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on April 23, 2013, 07:44:30 AM
Have you tried those allergy injections?

They were one of the many nightmarish things visited upon me in my childhood. Each one made me worse till the docs opted to stop treatment.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on April 23, 2013, 11:03:36 AM
Wow... what's wrong with you?

I mean, kisses and hugs!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on April 23, 2013, 12:38:49 PM
I used to be bedridden for 2-4 weeks every year with allergies. Terrible. They got better as I got older. Now I just suffer in a passive, background sort of way 8 months of the year.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on April 23, 2013, 01:19:29 PM
I'm surprised you don't kill people... or at least, haven't been caught doing so.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on April 23, 2013, 01:41:42 PM
I'm surprised you don't kill people... or at least, haven't been caught doing so.

I have 30 years of insane rage balled up in my belly eating away at my tattered soul.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 29, 2013, 07:24:13 AM
I was hoping that Europe would allow me to skip fall allergy season, but no such luck. I've been a sneezy, nose-blowing mess for two weeks now. I keep thinking it's going to let up, but I wake up the next morning snotty and phlegmy again. I do think it might be better than DC, though I'm not sure.

The Actif3d they give you here sort of helps, though it seems weak-kneed compared to the Zyrte3c that usually gets me through.

Anyway, bitch, bitch, complain...

EDIT:
I had to h4x0r the drug names in order to get this to post. Too funny.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on September 29, 2013, 08:33:40 AM
Euro-pollen tries to kill invaders.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on September 29, 2013, 09:45:52 AM
Euro-pollen kills me everytime. The best I've ever been is when I was flitting around the Hebrides in Scotland. all those island trees are too busy bracing against the wind to give off pollen.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 29, 2013, 12:30:26 PM
Part of the problem is the basement apartment we live in that's nearly impossible to properly ventilate. It's always a bit moist. 
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on September 29, 2013, 01:43:41 PM
It's always a bit moist. 


That's what she said.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on March 09, 2014, 10:02:11 AM
Whew boy! Death flu! Spent Saturday steady at 103, coughing, a total mess. Fever broke this morning. Still not normal. Still coughing.

I blame the Metro and now declare a jihad against all the sick people on the trains every day of the year!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 09, 2014, 10:29:40 AM
I blame tequila.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on March 09, 2014, 01:01:38 PM
I blame tequila.

It started before the Gringos & Mariachi's episode.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on March 10, 2014, 10:59:45 AM
Got the girl sick.

This is a bad one, actually. I can't walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded, and I'm still weak and shaky. I could barely move Sunday after the fever broke...

But I came to work today like a good dog! Woof!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on March 11, 2014, 06:58:24 AM
Got the girl sick.

This is a bad one, actually. I can't walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded, and I'm still weak and shaky. I could barely move Sunday after the fever broke...

But I came to work today like a good dog! Woof!

Patient Zero.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on March 11, 2014, 08:47:44 AM
Got the girl sick.

This is a bad one, actually. I can't walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded, and I'm still weak and shaky. I could barely move Sunday after the fever broke...

But I came to work today like a good dog! Woof!

Patient Zero.

I feel like it's my solemn duty to keep the exact same strain of Metro Flu circulating year after year. The bums make me sick, I make the bums sick, and, eventually, the only two people alive in DC will be me and Gimme-A-Quarter Man on the Red Line.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on March 11, 2014, 10:08:26 AM
And then one day he'll eat your face.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on March 11, 2014, 11:03:09 AM
If he can get past the booby traps!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on March 11, 2014, 11:15:44 AM
If he can get past the booby traps!

You lost me at booby.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 11, 2014, 11:22:18 AM
You had me at booby.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on March 11, 2014, 12:04:15 PM
You had me at booby.

Slut.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on March 11, 2014, 01:35:10 PM
Ugh. Now the cough is settling in. I hate everything.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on March 11, 2014, 03:53:26 PM
I had a brief moment this morning where I thought it was all over and I was back in the land of the living...but now I'm having that "I don't know if I want to puke or order a foot-long meatball sandwich" thing going on.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 11, 2014, 03:55:24 PM
I hope I'm not getting it. My stomach has been all out of sorts for two days now.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on March 11, 2014, 04:25:44 PM
I hope I'm not getting it. My stomach has been all out of sorts for two days now.

Soon you will be like us!


Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on March 12, 2014, 11:23:24 AM
Well...day 7 and the cough is driving me crazy, but getting better. I'm still a wonky mess. Throne Maiden's two days behind me, so I just leave her alone on the third floor because she's at the stage where she's getting mad.

It's 70 today! Wild and warm! Wonderful!

Tomorrow morning -- the windchill will be in the single digits and, in some areas, below zero.

Awesome.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on March 12, 2014, 11:30:14 AM
Gotta love life!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2014, 02:25:39 PM
Yay! The "pollen vortex" begins! Today's peak is record-busting. The weekend will be worse...
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 14, 2014, 01:31:59 PM
The beginnings of a sinus infection hit me last night and was much worse this AM. I'm self-medicating with our Prague antibiotics (given in case of Montezuma's Revenge) so when the super-bug wipes us all out, you know how to blame.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on May 14, 2014, 01:41:09 PM
It's universally being called the "pollen vortex" now. Worst on record.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 14, 2014, 02:14:59 PM
Thing is other than some sneezing, I've been pretty good so far. I think breathing it all in while biking the past week is what's gotten my throat and sinuses all out of whack. The antibiotics helped within an hour sooo....
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 18, 2015, 09:59:01 AM
Holy hell, did I get nailed by a stomach bug on Sunday. It had have to have been something I ate though what's weird is that Missus RC and I ate almost the exact same thing on Sunday and she was fine. She had a bit of head cold/nose and throat bug for a couple days, but I can't imagine something like that would hit me in the stomach instead. (Stomach "flu" is a misnomer.)

It was quick but brutal. I had it coming out both ends for a few hours. (You're welcome.) I'm down to my ideal weight though.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 18, 2015, 10:22:55 AM
It's going around... We had the same thing last week.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 20, 2015, 06:22:06 PM
I love you Sinus Infection!! You're the best!!

*BLAM*
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on February 20, 2015, 06:39:43 PM
Killing hookers takes away the pain.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on March 31, 2015, 10:13:37 AM
Allergies became a death flu with a nasty cough... And then I coughed and wrenched my back and was bedridden for two days. #springisawesome!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on March 31, 2015, 11:01:39 AM
My sinuses are shut tighter than a 12 yo.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 25, 2015, 12:26:50 PM
Christmas 2015 death flu!

So Missus RC was laid up a couple days ago with a 48 hour bug. I didn't even think about flu at the time. The day before X-Mas Eve, I started to feel the scratchy throat and told myself, "Well, Missus RC burnt through it pretty quick." On X-Mas Eve morning, I met my parents and sisters to see Star Wars, and at lunch after just started to feel achy and weird. On the drive home, I started to feel cloudy and chilly, and the time I got home, I was in the throes of a full blown fever. Took my temperature and it was 99.6. Not too crazy. Flash forward to four hours later and my temperature has skyrocketed to 102 and I'm delirious in every sense. My head is a full blown bomb of snot and I can't stop shaking from the chills. Finally about 3:30am, the fever broke, though not before I thought I was going to puke my bowels loose.

By Christmas morning my temperature was back down to 97.7 and I feel better with each passing moment. It's almost otherworldly how quick this thing burnt though me.

Missus RC swears she's getting the flu shot next year, and I'm not sure I won't do it as well. That was awful.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on December 25, 2015, 04:09:42 PM
The DC flu! It's 83 down in NOLA now and everyone is hale and hearty. But what you're describing was going around when we left... And my little weather underground warnings about flu outbreaks were alarming.

Maybe we'll stay here forever!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 25, 2015, 08:09:28 PM
I don't know how to read those flu maps.

This is my first full blown flu in about fifteen years. I caught a minor something or other a few years back but it was nothing like this. For about eight hours, this was like a total out of body experience..
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on December 26, 2015, 06:58:27 AM
I got hit by food poisoning on Monday. Today is the first 'normal' bowel movement all week.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 27, 2015, 04:48:00 PM
Today is the purge day and the stuff coming out of me is nightmarish. That said, I finally got something resembling a decent night's sleep last night which I think has a lot to do with the marked improvement.

It's bad news folks. Get a flu shot if you haven't.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on December 28, 2015, 11:37:02 AM
Flu shots? Haven't you watched Utopia?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on December 28, 2015, 12:12:05 PM
Flu shots? Haven't you watched Utopia?

Or heeded any of the real world warnings?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 28, 2015, 12:46:20 PM
I hear you, though a quick search for "flu shot controversy" brings up a bunch of sites that are also trying to see me rune stones.

This one gets behind your argument little bit.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/pandemics/2012/12/flu_vaccine_safety_tamiflu_and_vaccines_save_lives_and_show_public_health.html

Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 29, 2015, 10:25:00 AM
So five days of utter hell if this ones grabs you. Today is day six and the first day I feel like I'm truly finally beating it.  I hope Nacho is right about fighting the flu making me stronger.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on December 30, 2015, 10:09:04 AM
So what they actually say is that only high risk people should get flu shots -- the elderly, the young, and those with weak respiratory systems. Which is a category you belong to, yes? So my anti-flu shot talk is sort of moot in your case.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 30, 2015, 01:01:11 PM
I've never thought of myself as having a weak respiratory system, but I did smoke for twelve years.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on February 09, 2016, 04:44:28 PM
I think I may have bronchitis or some faggot illness like that; sounds like Whooping Cough but hurts my bronchus and has lasted almost one month.

Guinness will help it.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 09, 2016, 04:45:12 PM
Whooping Cough is coming back!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on February 09, 2016, 04:47:02 PM
Whooping Cough is coming back!

Doctors hate me!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 05, 2016, 10:58:54 PM
Am I the only one who's been fucking drowning in pollen this year? I never thought I had bad allergies until the past two weeks when what's been coming out my nose looks suspiciously like the "meteor shit" in Creepshow. Allegra or Zyrtec doesn't really touch and I'm sure my daily saline nostril cleanse is the only thing that's saved me for a full blown sinus infection.

They keep saying this is the last week of tree pollen before the grass pollen starts. Joy!
*croaks*
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on May 05, 2016, 11:01:07 PM
Oh, I'm the worst I've ever been. I'm blowing blood for 15 minutes every morning.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 09, 2016, 01:39:53 PM
Finally went to the doctor and got some antibiotics after two weeks of suffering. Within two hours of taking the first dose, I feel loads better. Guess a sinus infection had indeed set in.

The shit show is I went to an Urgent Care facility because the doctor that replaced my retired doctor decide a private practice was too much work. Insurance is going to treat it as an emergency visit which is some happy horseshit, but not much I can do about it. Any advice on shopping for a new regular doctor?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on May 10, 2016, 08:31:17 AM
I'm in HMO land...I haven't hada regular doctor in 15 years!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: Reginald McGraw on May 10, 2016, 08:44:29 AM
I'm in HMO land...I haven't hada regular doctor in 15 years!

Same, same.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 11, 2016, 11:37:08 AM
As I joked with Nacho yesterday, I'm part of the intergalactic Sentara system which I thought my act like an HMO, but apparently doesn't. (And why should it? It's just a corporate hospital system.)
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: monkey! on May 24, 2016, 10:12:14 AM
Oh, I'm the worst I've ever been. I'm blowing blood for 15 minutes every morning.

That's from the succubus banging your nostrils.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 14, 2017, 07:43:32 PM
Jesus... The Captain trips that I (and half of DC) currently has is out of control.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 14, 2017, 08:46:22 PM
Zicam or Cold-eeze or any other zinc supplement, though at this point it'll probably do you no good on this round

Here's my timeline: On Monday, my buddy Albert has the death cold and drove my car. Then I saw you Wednesday and you coughs and snotted all over me and my car. On Friday, I started to get eh familiar tickle and immediately started dosing myself with zinc. I worked on Saturday and then (admittedly) basically stayed in bed all day on Sunday and Monday. Yesterday (Tuesday), I had a bout of sneezing and coughing, but as today progressed, I feel like I'm beating it.

So zinc poisoning.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2017, 08:28:38 AM
Blah.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2017, 08:58:51 AM
Here's my timeline: Last Tuesday, symptoms develop. Wednesday: It's suddenly a summer day and we have a high impact, high stress move-in day to the biggest book convention in the world. Thursday-Saturday: I'm working the booth at the convention which sees 700 customers per day from 7am through 5pm without breaks or any substantial food besides hot water hotdogs and beer. Each evening, I'm manning an evening table from 6pm-11pm.

Sunday: 1:50 AM: I am unresponsive with a high fever for 15 minutes and almost get sent to the ER.

So I'm past the Cold-eeze phase. Dragging myself down to Kaiser today where my diagnosis will be: "You have a cold. Would you like a flu shot?"
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 15, 2017, 11:09:21 AM
Sorry, dude. That's just super bad timing. You had no time to lay low and be sick. That's one thing I've always done. If I'm sick, I'm make the time to simply rest. I learned that the hard way after a six week bout of.... something I had while living Chicago.

I seem to have no fever, though last night was another bad night of coughing and sneezing. Everything is coming up today, so who knows. It's tenacious.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2017, 11:55:42 AM
Just don't ever start a fucking publishing company. Rule Number One.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 16, 2017, 10:24:45 AM
So Kaiser's prescription was to take double the max dose of Robitussin CF for 48 hours and "see what happens."

I think the political debate shouldn't be about who needs healthcare but, rather, how this country actually defines "healthcare." I really don't need to be paying $200 a month to be flippantly encouraged to overdose on cough medicine.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 16, 2017, 06:29:10 PM
Hilarity.

I told you about being in Prague where we got a cold and went to the doctor and they gave us a finger prick blood test to see if was a virus or bacteria. Missus RC and I thought it was some kind of alchemy, but the guy came back and said it was a virus, so no antibiotics. Missus RC still brings up when one of us is sick. "Why don't they have that here?"

Speaking of sick, I was waaaaay to presumptuous in stating I was getting better. Been coughing like mad for 24 hours and have lost my voice. Bad times too since I have to shoot five interviews tomorrow.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 16, 2017, 07:12:20 PM
The cough/lost voice is where I was for 5 days.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 16, 2017, 08:43:18 PM
Ugh. Are you feeling any better?
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 17, 2017, 10:30:36 AM
Ugh. Are you feeling any better?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCd9ULATuVc
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 20, 2017, 10:16:26 AM
Still kind of emerging back into humanity today. Yesterday was almost my first drug-free day, but I had to throw in the towel at bedtime. What a hell of a cold this one was.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 20, 2017, 11:35:11 AM
It's brutal. Still coughing. Missus RC is entering the hell part of it now.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 21, 2017, 10:34:14 AM
Day 12. This thing is so tenacious. The cough is unbelievable. I'm hoping last night was the hump. This morning, everything seems to be coming out of me.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 21, 2017, 10:46:43 AM
Day 12. This thing is so tenacious. The cough is unbelievable. I'm hoping last night was the hump. This morning, everything seems to be coming out of me.

Yeah, you're on the same trip. Day 15 for me. The cough is calming down with an hour or so between episodes. Draining nastiness. But very troubled sinuses. I haven't been to work since the 7th!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 21, 2017, 11:24:13 AM
Daytimes aren't nearly as bad, but around 5pm when I settle down, the cough is almost non-stop. It did start to lay off bit last night. I think I got five or six hours of uninterrupted sleep last night.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 21, 2017, 11:40:29 AM
My sleep schedule is still skewed.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 22, 2017, 10:14:42 AM
Last night was my first full night's sleep since February 7th! It was amazing.

Back to work today (also my first day back since the 7th) and it feels nice to, you know, wear clothes and go outside for more than a few hours. I was starting to get sick-bed depressed. Like 1pm, blackout curtains drawn, watching the A-Team depressed while I coughed till I bled.

Still a bit goopy and with a slight cough, and exhausted (though in a more "I'm tired" way as opposed to "I'm dying").

This was a real humdinger, as the kids say here in the year of our lord 1950.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 22, 2017, 10:35:29 AM
Go you! Everyone I talk to says "two weeks." Today is day 13, and had I not taken the daytime medicine instead of the nighttime formula before bed last night, I *may* have slept thorugh the night. Still coughing like a fiend.

Missus RC is ate end of week 1. I feel really bad for her. The worst is just starting for her.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 22, 2017, 11:32:34 AM
YEah. It was two weeks for me yesterday, so that timeline seems right. Jesus, though... What a hell of a two weeks. I lost 10 pounds!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 22, 2017, 12:40:12 PM
We needed to shed a little tummy paunch anyway.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 22, 2017, 12:58:16 PM
Yes, dying is great for the figure.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 22, 2017, 01:13:51 PM
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Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 23, 2017, 09:48:27 AM
Second day back at work. I was exhausted yesterday at around 3pm... May leave around then today.


Second full night's sleep last night! It was heavenly. Though I feel like mI'll never catch up. After 14 days of...not sleeping much at all, these last two nights have been like the sleep of the damned. I'm out like a light at 8pm and am just dead to everything until the 6:30am alarm. And still waking up tired.

This was one of the worst colds I think I've had.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 23, 2017, 02:00:40 PM
It's pretty bad.

I got six hours of deep REM sleep last night. Pretty sure I'm reaching the end.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 25, 2017, 08:58:18 AM
Okay. Finally feeling normal again. Still a very slight nagging cough, but I'm returning to regular life.

Just in time for the super weird winter weather allergies to kick in like a freight train!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 26, 2017, 08:50:44 AM
That fact that that your *just* now feeling normal makes me feel good about the fact hat I'm on Day 17.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 28, 2017, 09:05:01 AM
Day 19. Finally *truly* feeling better.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on February 28, 2017, 09:52:31 AM
Day 19. Finally *truly* feeling better.

Yeah. My energy levels are still off -- like 7pm-8pm bedtimes and sleeping like a vampire. And still coughing up crap. But at least it's clear crap and not day-glo yellow-green.

So I lost the whole month to this one, really.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on March 07, 2017, 11:21:57 AM
Oh, good. Getting sick again. Neat. Or...maybe still sick? I don't know anymore.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 07, 2017, 03:33:59 PM
I'm like 98% at this point. Missus RC has balked trough it relative to you and me, though she's still a bit oogy.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on March 07, 2017, 05:23:13 PM
I think I'm just super-allergies. No signs of infection or cold, really. Just sneezing, snotty, sinus pain. This fucked up weather doesn't help. 75 today, 20% chance of a major snowstorm this weekend. And up and down and sideways temperature wise between now and then.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 02, 2017, 11:01:14 AM
Jesus... And sick again! I feel like I've spent most of this year sick.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 02, 2017, 12:09:25 PM
I got the hospital crud cold after a week of visiting my Dad in various hospitals. Pretty low grade minor league bug compared to my last few bouts. Should be gone by week's end. (He says a mere twelve hours before Captain Trips death rattle.)

Also, I did a flu shot a couple weeks ago which I don't typically do. Just an FYI in case I go all Manchrian Candidate in the next couple months.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 02, 2017, 12:32:33 PM
People at work have been consistently sick all year. It's weird... It seems worse than usual.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 02, 2017, 12:53:14 PM
I've done pretty good this year, but I'm a recluse.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on October 02, 2017, 01:55:01 PM
I've done pretty good this year, but I'm a recluse.

I'm on the Metro -- which is like the Barge of Death -- and at sick-building APA.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on December 11, 2017, 12:53:43 PM
I can't decide if I'm sick or if I'm just incapable of going into the office. It really is oppressive thinking about the office (and starting to seep into anxiety dreams).
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 11, 2017, 02:33:03 PM
I had a sore throat last week that I blasted out of existence by OD-ing on Zicam.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on December 12, 2017, 10:08:15 AM
Proper virus for me.

And an inability to go to work. Though I'm starting to think that sick building is responsible for a lot of my illnesses.
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: nacho on December 27, 2017, 04:07:34 PM
So from the worst sinus infection I've ever had to a nasty head cold. I started this year deathly ill and that's how I'm ending it. Yay!
Title: Re: Allergies or Death Flu?
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 27, 2017, 04:35:53 PM
Death flu is rampant. Missus RC has been in and out of bed since X-Mas day. My sister and her husband both got hit with it. I've some how managed not to catch it so far, though I may have had it last week, but fought it off with Zicam and two days bed rest before it got into me and hung on.

Or maybe I'll be full Captain Trips tomorrow. Who knows?