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Feb. 1st, 2005 @ 02:26 pm Sick
Current Mood: crappycrappy
Current Music: Marillion -- "You're Gone" (Marbles on the Road 2-disc special edition)
I woke up yesterday morning dragging a bit more than usual, but figured it was tired from being up with the baby. I get ready, drop the kid at day care, and go to work. An hour of blankly staring at my monitor unable to accomplish anything, and an increasing feeling of malaise, makes me think I should go home. I drive home, a little dizzy at this point, and think maybe I should take my temperature. It's 104. I call my doctor and get a call from the nurse practitioner. We review my symptoms (fever, aches, sudden onset) and she decides it must be the flu despite my having gotten a flu shot. 3 days of bedrest, fluids, sleep, acetominophen and ibuprofen to keep the fever down.

I felt better by late afternoon, then my intestines start acting up. The intestinal component makes me think it's not good-old influenza but some sort of stomach bug. Rotavirus was going around daycare but the kid didn't get it. It could be something I ate, or gastroenteritis from something else I managed to touch or eat.

At any rate, I don't recommend it. Luckily, I've, shall I say, had enough warning before needing a bathroom, and the drugs do help, although I needed both to get the fever down. I didn't take them this morning to see how long I would last, and the answer was about noon.

I'm on the sofa, napping when I can. I'm now watching the Marillion DVDs I haven't had a chance to watch. Hopefully that will make me feel better. That, fluids and sleep. Oh, I also had some toast and juice.

I don't feel like doing anything or going anywhere. I guess this is why sick days are different than vacation days.
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From:angryjonny
Date:February 1st, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC)
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I guess this is why sick days are different than vacation days.

Actually, given your G-I problems today... you could consider today to be a vacating day.

/Etymology 101
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From:mrfantasy
Date:February 1st, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC)

That reminds me

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of one of my favorite lines from M*A*S*H:

Hunnicutt: We're being bombed! We have to evacuate!

Pierce: I think I just did!
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From:angryjonny
Date:February 1st, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)

Re: That reminds me

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That's classic! Man, I miss M*A*S*H... maybe if we go to war with Kim Jong Il we can get M*A*S*H: The Next Generation.
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From:kingfox
Date:February 1st, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC)

That's completely horrible

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You win a laugh point.
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From:angryjonny
Date:February 1st, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)

Re: That's completely horrible

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Sadly, I'm proud of this.

I remember reading somewhere, I think in The Perfect Heresey that the concept of a "vacation" was actually a religious experience. Nobles would go away to a remote location (mountain lodge, the Mediterranean shore, etc) and 'vacate' their spirits so they would have room for the Holy Spirit when they came back. Totally boring lesson, I know, but it's one of those things that no one ever thinks about anymore.
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From:mrfantasy
Date:February 1st, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)

Re: That's completely horrible

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I guess that's why the Brits call it "holiday". Of course, that's just a bastardization of "holy day" so it's really no better.
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From:angryjonny
Date:February 2nd, 2005 06:09 am (UTC)

Re: That's completely horrible

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That's right, folks, you read it here on the Sys Admin's journal- the Brits are no better than us!

Suck on that, Hugh Grant.