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?