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31 July 2013 @ 10:54 pm
Not dead!  
Do have Sydney Death Plague, though, thanks to Mr B.

Friday: Come home tired from ukulele, sleep in spare bed due to Mr B being ill, wake up with hacking cough.

Saturday and Sunday: Throw Mr B into spare bed, spend entire weekend in bed with aches and chills and fever plus hacking cough. Survive on bottled fruit and water.

Monday: Call doctor. Doctor says, 'You sound very rattly, is that pneumonia?' Me: 'I thought it was flu! I don't know? Can I come and see you and you tell me?' Doctor: 'Come tomorrow, try not to die before then.' Me: 'I feel worse now.'

Yesterday: Visit Doctor. 'What have you broken now?' Me: 'Nothing! I have flu, remember? I called you yesterday, you were alarming.'
'How's your thumb?'
'It's fine, see? But how are my lungs?'
'Oh, they're temporarily horrid, but they're naturally super, so you'll be fine in a few weeks or a month. It's not flu by the way, there's a horrible mutant cold thing going around.'
'But the chills? The shakes? The fever and the incredible joint aches?'
'Yep. It's like flu, but it's not.'
'So what is it?'
'It's a week in bed. Go home and back to bed. Get up next week. Here's a medical certificate.'

Today: I am out of bed! I am dressed! I am still standing! I will go to work!
Get to work.
Realise I have made a terrible mistake.
Spend two hours doing 15 minutes' worth of work to get out new flatplans for the next issues.
Follow wishes of all coworkers and go home before I pass out.
Pass out.

All with only the internet I can piggyback though my iPhone as Mr B decided now would be a great time to change ISPs, which has been about a week of nothing so far. When I kill him, I expect everyone to testify in my defence.

If you hear anyone with a hacking cough, run. It's vile. And I don't even know what it is. However, having spoken to several other people who have had it, if we can find Patient Zero, they're likely to be in deep, deep trouble.
&helena;uminohikari on July 31st, 2013 01:27 pm (UTC)
Feel better!

(But -- bottled fruit? *g*)

Edited at 2013-07-31 01:28 pm (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 1st, 2013 12:59 pm (UTC)
It was soft and cold and in pear juice, about as much as I could handle! I thought about vegies, but too much chewing!