The OF Blog: Going to be quiet for a spell

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Going to be quiet for a spell

Yesterday, I went to the doctor again (third time in 11 days). Bronchitis is still raging, very bad sinus infection, plus I now have developed ear infections in both ears. While that's all nice and sickly, turns out that the failed antibiotic treatments might have done some harm to my digestive system. I had to be tested yesterday as well (blood, stool sample) for a possible case of colitis. Yes, it seems all the "good" bacteria might have died in my bowels, but the nasty one that causes inflammation and diarrhea may be alive and kicking inside of me.

Losing 12 lbs. in 10 days is not a good thing. Quite lethargic when not hacking up my guts, so it's quite likely that outside of reposts, I'll be rather quiet here for the next 10 days or so, maybe longer. Hard to think of witty/insightful things to write when anything eaten makes me sick. Hope those of you who hope that I'll dissect X's writing or comment on why some people are having a hategasm over delays in author Y's upcoming novel will understand that I'm going to be selfish for once and lay low until I feel a bit better. Sometimes, one has to bite the bullet and sleep 14-16 hours a day until well and as much as I hate sleeping that long, if I have to do so in order to get well...yeah.

17 comments:

Elena said...

rest. if you haven't got your health, you...haven't got anything.

-count rugen

Plinydogg said...

Sounds terrible! I hope you feel better! Get some rest Larry!

Joe Sherry said...

Feel better, Larry. And then return with a nice smack laying rant on someone.

cedunkley said...

Take it easy and get yourself healthy.

We'll be here when you get back.

Neth said...

get better soon

Jeff C said...

Hope you feel better soon, Larry!

mark c said...

It sounds like you definitely need a good rest

get well soon, mate

clindsay said...

Hey, buddy!

I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. I just got over a bad bout of pneumonia myself. Take care of yourself and rest. We'll all be here when you get back.

Colleen

Dark Wolf said...

Take some rest and take care of yourself. I hope you'll get well soon!

ediFanoB said...

Take care of yourself. Nowadays so many people return to work too early.

Hope you get well soon!

RobB said...

Get well soon, Larry. It sounds like you need Dr. House to diagnose you.

E. L. Fay said...

That sounds awful! Get well soon Larry!

Zoe said...

Feel better :)

Charles said...

Take care!

Simon said...

Sorry to hear that you are so crook, Larry! Hope you get well soon, but make sure you recover properly before going back to work, ok?

Anonymous said...

Fluids! Fluids! Fluids! And yogurt for your GI tract!

Mary C RN

Larry said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I am feeling a slight bit better, enough to return to work (as I would rather save my final three sick leave days for an emergency), although I still plan on taking it easy there, here, and elsewhere for a few days longer. And Mary, yes, I will grudgingly eat some yogurt, much as I dislike it due to its texture and general flavors :P Have been drinking plenty of water, especially since Monday, when I was prescribed Avelox for this infection. I think naming that brand ought to reveal just how bad the infection was, no?

 
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