Tuesday, September 30, 2008

An apple a day....

Tomorrow, that is, Wednesday, October 1, will be the start of the fifth week of my being sick.

I went to the doctor's again today and finally had some chest x-rays and blood work done. The x-rays came back clear (despite the phlegm I've been coughing up for the last week-and-a-half), and the blood work shows that I have an unspecified virus. This is annoying in the extreme. I want a disease I can name, put my finger on, and irradicate. I've been ill for more than a month now. More than a month of zero energy, chills, sweats, aches, coughing; more than a month where I've barely been able to care for Oscar (all of that has fallen to Melissa, despite her full-time schedule at work) and where I have written not a word.

I just want it to go away. The doctor says that if it's still around in another week, he wants to schedule more aggressive testing.

If you have any positive thoughts to spare, could you send 'em my way?


Aaron Marvin said...

Sorry to hear that you are still sick, Adam. I've been there -- that is, sick for a month or longer -- and it's no fun. It feels like it will never end. But it will. Hang in there.

ThomSouza said...

I hope you are finally feeling better. I had wanted to respond to this post the moment it was posted. But, I didn't have anything good to talk about, and it sounds like you needed positivity. Between insane work, and the unfolding nightmare of the Mcain-Palin ticket... I had nothing good to say. I will give you some advice. I haven't missed a day of work in 2 years. Take a multivitamin, drink lots of water, get your sleep on. and this is key if you think you are getting sick load up on zinc and vitamin c. megadose it. kill it with fire. and you'll never be sick again.