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Jan. 14th, 2008

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Being sick sucks wet farts out of dead pigeons.

Last week started under bleak auspices, and then took a dive when I came down sick with some kind of flu.

My initial sentiment of "Yay I get to call in sick!" lasted a coupla hours -- then the fever shakes began.

I don't get sick often at all. I'm not used to fever shakes. I had no idea one could be so miserable, turning over in bed all night, sweating and shivering way too much to fall asleep despite utter exhaustion.

Thankfully I got better yesterday, about just in time to return to work.

But now I've got a persistent, unpleasant chemical-ish smell stuck in my sinuses and it's driving me nuts. What the hell, body?

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From:baxil
Date:January 15th, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)
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Could be worse. You could live in the U.S.
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From:balinares
Date:January 18th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
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How I feel for you guys. :/ *extends hugs*
Thankfully, people are slowly starting to realize how much the system is in need of unfucking up, aren't they? I mean, this is one of the presidential issues, isn't it?
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From:kefen
Date:January 15th, 2008 10:44 am (UTC)
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Glad to hear you're doing better. Sorry again for bringing that friendly virus to you, this was NOT supposed to be one of your birthday presents *g*
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From:grey_wolf_xvii
Date:January 15th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
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http://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/products/flu.html
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From:kefen
Date:January 15th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
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On a déjà la mononucléose posée sur la télé, ça va :)
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From:unblue
Date:January 15th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Celle-là je la souhaite à personne, surtout en pleine canicule !
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From:balinares
Date:January 18th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
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S'okay, I got some tîkre as well, that always helps things go over better. {:)
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From:mattlazycat
Date:January 15th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
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Ugh. Glad you feel better. Regarding sinus-wrongs, you can clean/flush your sinuses with the following solution:

1 cup water (lukewarm is ideal, but hey, it's your nose; go wild :)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

The bicarb changes the acidity to be closer to the inside of your nose so that it won't sting your sensitive passages, and the salt kills stuff, like if you have nose-slugs or whatever. Lie on your back on your bed with your head hanging off the end, and drip the solution into one nostril. Turn your head slightly to one side to let it work deeper into your sinuses. It'll seem like a little water goes in and then a whole lot comes out. Try not to think too hard about it. Repeat on the other nostril, and tilt your head the other way. Don't blow your nose to push stuff back out, this will only push nasal goo into your ear canals and risk an ear infection.

Yeah, I know it's gross - just don't think too hard about it. It's brutally effective. :)
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From:balinares
Date:January 18th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
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I applied copious amounts of saline to my admittedly no less copious nostrils, and I'm afraid that did nothing for the odd chemical smell. >_< I'm a medical mystery. Thankfully it seems to be slowly going away on its own, so it may yet not drive me insane after all.
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From:mattlazycat
Date:January 18th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
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As long as it's not the (no doubt apocryphal) smell of burnt toast that signals an impending seizure or something. :)
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From:balinares
Date:January 18th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
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Well if so, then it sure as well is taking its time coming. c_c It's been almost one week now!
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From:unblue
Date:January 15th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
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Try rum. Rum cures everything (or kills it, at least)
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From:balinares
Date:January 18th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm all out of Chartreuse. That sucks. Gargling Chartreuse kills pretty much anything that'll even think of moving into your throat.
Plus, the pain tastes awesome.
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From:issarlk
Date:January 16th, 2008 10:53 am (UTC)
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Could the chemicalish smell be from the two boxes of Haribo candy?

It a shame you were ill during all your off work days :/
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From:balinares
Date:January 18th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, somehow off-work days seem to coincide a lot with being sick. IT'S A CONSPIRACY I TELL YOU.
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From:unciaa
Date:January 16th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
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http://www.furriesonline.com/dragonday/

YAY DRAGONS! *hug*
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From:balinares
Date:January 18th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
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Aw thankies! ^^ *hugs!*
Let's go "rawr!" for all snow leppurds everywhere!
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From:kelfstein
Date:January 21st, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
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Buy now you should be feeling better, I hope.
Hugs
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From:balinares
Date:January 26th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
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I do, thanks. :) *returns hug*
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From:luna_the_cat
Date:February 2nd, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
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Being sick sucks wet farts out of dead pigeons.

Mwahaha -- I recognise that expression!!! I have corrupted someone else to this imagery! Ha!

Glad you're better, though.
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From:balinares
Date:February 24th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
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I like to pick up colorful expressions and this one was too good to pass, yah. :)
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