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So on Thursday I went home sick from work, had a Q-tip stuck up my nose to find out I had a sinus infection and the flu. Spent the next 3 days in bed watching Golden Girls on YouTube and sleeping. I went in to work on Monday but ended up going home at noon and sleeping all afternoon, waking up to have dinner, then going back to bed.

This morning I finished off the last of the Tamiflu and headed in to work with a bit more energy than usual. I'm not sure how that works, but presumably I'm well rested from all the sleeping. I still have a few days' worth of the normal antibiotics for my sinus infection, and I think those may be what's playing havoc with my digestive system, but when you're taking 3 prescriptions at once it's hard to tell. Once I finish off the cough syrup (probably tomorrow) I guess I'll know for sure.

Other than that? Re-reading Hitch-Hiker's Guide, for no other reason than I saw it there on my bookshelf and picked it up. It's mainly serving to remind me that the 9 years I've owned this book have mostly been spent spinning my wheels. I still don't have any idea what I've been so scared of, or what to do about it. I feel like the same person, only more depressed. Something tells me that's not what you're supposed to feel when you look back over the last decade of your life, but I can't help it. I still don't have any idea what to do with my life.

I'd also like to know what fool impulse possessed me to buy milk. I hate milk.
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hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Wednesday 6th May 2009 00.17 (UTC) (Link)
I'd also like to know what fool impulse possessed me to buy milk. I hate milk.

Possibly your body subconsciously telling you you needed something? Calcium perhaps, or protein? I remember reading an article by a guy who'd been vegetarian for 20 years, contracted really bad malaria in Kenya, was airlifted to London for treatment - and found himself absolutely craving a rare, bloody steak when he finally recovered. Oh yes, he needed iron something shocking by that stage and his body was determined that he was going to get it!

Something tells me that's not what you're supposed to feel when you look back over the last decade of your life, but I can't help it. I still don't have any idea what to do with my life.

Join the club. On both counts. I'm not that great with advice on this - as far as it goes, it'd be find something you're interested in and pursue it, whether that's work related or not. Of course I can bloody talk about taking my own advice, so... *shrug*

Are you still looking at the working in India thing?
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Wednesday 6th May 2009 01.14 (UTC) (Link)
Lately I've been eating yogurt for breakfast. But that's not really unusual for me. And I get monthly cravings for red meat (tho I usually eat spinach instead, because it's more effective). But those are things I can at least stand. My stomach doesn't tolerate plain milk very well, and I've never liked the taste of it anyway. I'd say I was thinking of making bread, except I didn't buy any yeast. I've got a week or so to figure it out, anyway.

And it doesn't really give me any comfort that my dad is 60 and still says he doesn't know what he wants to do with his life...

If it wasn't for the cat I just might sell everything I own, buy a plane ticket, and see what happens. As it stands, I have to at least find a job first. I've been mulling over a few options, though, so we'll see where I end up.
hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Wednesday 6th May 2009 02.00 (UTC) (Link)
Make a cake? :-)

If it wasn't for the cat I just might sell everything I own, buy a plane ticket, and see what happens. As it stands, I have to at least find a job first.

Find a job, check the quarantine regulations, buy the plane ticket... :-)
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Wednesday 6th May 2009 02.18 (UTC) (Link)
Already thought of that. And ate 1/3 of the cake. ;)
hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Wednesday 6th May 2009 00.18 (UTC) (Link)
Oh and PS: glad you're recovering from the flu, hope it's not the H1N1 strain out of Mexico!!
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Wednesday 6th May 2009 01.08 (UTC) (Link)
Nah, it wasn't, but it's going around here in Dallas. I know a couple of people who've had it, and it's not any worse than the flu normally is.

They did test me for it, though. They don't normally do antigen tests for the symptoms I had, and I have to say I really didn't enjoy the nasal swab with my swollen sinuses.
hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Wednesday 6th May 2009 02.03 (UTC) (Link)
I've been reading the history behind the flu (as in this current outbreak) and how the CDC got involved. It's quite interesting, it looks like the virus has attenuated substantially since the start of the outbreak. Which of course doesn't mean that this strain won't recombine with something else somewhere else and create a new, more deadly strain which is the current concern.

Given where you live, I'm not surprised they tested you - they're still trying to get a good idea of how far and where the virus has spread to.
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Wednesday 6th May 2009 02.12 (UTC) (Link)
I was reading something earlier to the effect that we've been lucky in recent years: SARS was relatively deadly, but not incredibly contagious; this H1N1 flu is quite contagious but not particularly severe. We're somewhat overdue for a deadly epidemic.

Of course, around here they're still closing elementary schools for the week whenever one kid is found to have it. They're not taking any chances.
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