Here's what happened the past week or so that I haven't been on Poisonous Paragraphs. I'd been feeling relatively bad going back to the 4th but I thought that was mostly due to discomfort caused by one of my wisdom teeth that developed a crack in it. I felt like shit but I finished last Friday's "What's New In Dart's iPod" though it was late. I was in pain and kinda sick over the weekend but I went out in bad weather to get my tooth extracted at the hospital's dental floor. While I was there I was exposed for the 3rd or 4th time to the Adult URI Virus. Of the 60+ people in the waiting room with me, I'm sure between 25-33% of 'em had it and didn't even know it. I was there that Friday and it was PACKED with sick coughing people but I left because there were no chairs and I'd never get out of there.
I got my extraction, I was on 3 hours of sleep, I was already sick and I walked back home in the snow. I was SICK AS FUCK when I got home...not just really sick. I mean "28 Days Later" sick. I couldn't think. Everything hurt. Constant cough. Chest congested. Head congested. Trouble walking and keeping balance. Your eyes water when you try to focus on words. My hands were sore. I couldn't eat food without throwing it up for days...and my stomach didn't hurt AT ALL. After 4 straight days things going from horrible to OK back to Outbreak level I went to another hospital. I found out exactly what was wrong with me after talking to a team of doctors for hours.
My dumbass has gone hard doing this blog daily since January 2007, I wrote nonstop and I often sacrificed sleep, and healthier life choices in favor of writing some crazy blog or some huge event/project that I busted my ass to bring to fruition. The last three months I'd really been burning the candle at both ends. Both my niece and nephew had come down with serious viruses about 10 days within each other from their respective schools. We'd caught coughs from 'em but they both ended up being taken to the hospital. They had the Children's version of the URI Virus (Upper Respiratory Illness). After a week or 10 days you may have a lingering cough but nothing like you did before.
My dumbass got hit hard due to the fact I was trying to kill myself to finish March big on Poisonous Paragraphs. I compromised my immune system by not eating right, not getting proper rest, etc. so when I hit that waiting room that Monday morning @ 6:30 AM fresh out of the rain that later turned to the snow I walked home in I had written my own death warrant damn near. According to my doctors the normal duration for URI Adult Virus is between 7-14 days...for me it could potentially take between 3-6 WEEKS. This is why the Hamiltonization Process may not be a good idea, kids!
I don't know when I'll be back. I can manage to Tweet even if I feel like shit but I cannot plan out posts and write 'em like used to..at least not yet anyways. I did it to myself, I guess. I gotta sanitize, clean, wash whatever I can so I don't get hit with this virus again. My mom just got it yesterday...BAD. You know from where? Same place I got it. The fuckin' hospital! My doctor told me that it took her 6 weeks to fully get over her URI Adult Virus because of patients constantly hitting her with it again and again. I hope this shit goes away soon and the Spring hurries up and gets here so I don't have to worry about avoiding possible reinfection and feeling like I'm about to die again.