:: Tuesday, October 26, 2004
yeah.. so something had been troubling me this last month or so.. I had this weird illness thing.. and in my wide-ranging panic and my world reknowned stoicism (stubborness in "avoiding the issue").. I kept this shit to meself.. thinkin' either my immune system would nuke it in short time.. or I'm dying n shit.. and here I would be, twitchy n freaked out.. muttering to meself.. almost imagining the legacy I'd leave this world when I shuffle off this mortal coil before my time.. "I'm dyyyying.. croak... must.. remember.. the secret formul.." *clunk*
now.. before you jump to conclusions..
I FINALLY went to the doctor today.. described the symptoms in full I had in the last month.. and sure and simple - it's a freaking upper sinus infection.. it ain't cancer of the brain, or fullblown diabetes, or pneumonia, or leprosy, mad cow disease, ebola virus or them damn pesky tetse fly sleeping sickness.. nope.. just a stinkin' upper sinus infection... such a simple little malady and it could cause ALL THIS?? wow.. that's kinda cool.. no, really.. I'm real impressed..
you see.. 99 times out've 100.. if I get a "cold".. I do the age-old spoz remedy..
which is, as follows..
( a ) chill the fuck out
( b ) drink shitloads of orange juice
( c ) soup with extra chili
( d ) them wacky "Fishermen's Friends" volcanic breath mints
( e ) wait out the storm for 4-5 days, enjoy a weeklong coughing fit.. *PING* - CURED!!
the idea being.. sure, it doesn't shrink the time I HAVE the cold, but it manages at least to knock out all the big scary symptoms.. and just leaves me all wacky with the head blurring light headedness..
yeah.. so, I did that THIS time.. problem being, it came with this OTHER nasty symptom.. the "oh crud I'm gonna faint with the sweating and the fever and the weak limbs and the trying to stay conscious.. arrrgghh".. and no, this wuzn't a 24 hour carnival ride.. with wuz a random thing that hit me about 3 times.. usually after I went for a big 'ol walk thru the city.. seamingly.. walking triggered it..
so.. in my reknowned wisdom.. I thought I wuz freakin' dying..
and silly me.. I decided.. "HEY, INTERNET HAS THE ANSWER!!"
yeah.. so, I looked up symptoms.. looked up diseases..
I swore I either had a brain tumour, or diabetes..
and reading up on these diseases really DIDN'T help..
I could've had ALL of 'em.. a mixed bag of lurgies..
so, finally.. today.. after having another psychedelic "fever" trip last friday afternoon when I wuz meant to be buying up CD's.. today.. I went to the doctor..
no.. I'm not dying..
freaking UPPER SINUS INFECTION..
take one of these, sniff this..
y'know.. I hardly go to the experts..
I'm a cure at home chimp..
I like to ride out the storm on the home turf with me own bulletproof immune system..
THANK GAWD for da MEDICAL PROFESSION :)
:: Spoz 5:55 PM |