November 06, 2005

Tales of sickness and woe.

When last I reported, I was sick...and I'm sorry to report that I still am. I did something on Wednesday that I've done very rarely in my work carreer, I called in sick. I basically had a really severe head cold. Stopped up nose, bad cough, equilibrium off due to the head stuffed with phlegm, generally all around fun. I pounded Thera-Flu like it was going out of style, and generally just rested. I felt good enough to go to work on Thursday, but I still wasn't 100%.

I got a call from a friend Thursday night, so I went out to the bar. It was a bad idea to be pouring alchohol on top of the medications I'd been taking for the cold. I wound up breaking the dispatcher for the elevator's on Friday, and had to go into work on saturday to fix the problem. (Orderred a part overnight from California, and it fixed them right up.) Saturday afternoon I decided to celebrate by going out to the bar again. I began to notice that I was having Gastronomical Issue's during my tenure at the bar, and got the sneaking suspicion that it wasn't going to bode well for the rest of my weekend.

I've spent all day today drinking gulp after gulp of Pepto in hopes that it would calm the storm that started in my belly. Along with the moments of "Green-apple quick-step", I had the privelage of stomach cramps pretty-much all day. Needless to say, it's not been a very fun week/weekend.

I don't get sick all that often, so it's obvious that I don't know enough to stay out of bars when I am. Chalk that up to a lesson learned the hard way. I still owe everyone an update of the blogmeet, and I'll do it sometime this week...If I can stay out of the bar that is.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at November 6, 2005 10:11 PM | TrackBack

drink water and airborne only. Stay home and sleep....

yeah get some darn rest....

and yes you soooo owe us your take on the blog meet....
cackle cackle

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 6, 2005 11:09 PM

Heh. I must've caught this crap from YOU then :-)

Posted by: Harvey at November 7, 2005 07:46 AM

Listen to the Mom... she knows what she's talking about

Posted by: Princess Cat at November 7, 2005 08:19 AM

Also, I am pretty sure that Theraflu (and most other cold meds) contains Acetaminophen (tylenol).

Acetaminophen does not play nicely with alcohol in any ammount -- it wreaks havoc with your stomach and more importantly with your liver. Bad bad bad mojo.

IMO you should look for cold meds that are ibuprofin based instead. That should help.

And glad you are feeling a little better.... :) I'd send over some chicken soup if I could.

Posted by: Richmond at November 7, 2005 08:29 PM

The worst thing is...Acetaminophin is what really works for my daily body aches. Ibuprofin just doesn't seem to cut the dang mustard. But I've switched over to it (due to the reasons you've mentioned). Hopefully it wil help out with the stomach issues, and assist me in my current endeavor's.

More to come soon.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at November 7, 2005 11:09 PM

Luck to ya, bro...

Hope ya feel better soon.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at November 7, 2005 11:34 PM

Helllloooooo. Are you still sick or just dead now? It's pretty sad that I'm going to beat you out on an updated of the blog tsunami!

Posted by: TNT at November 11, 2005 12:25 PM

Little of both dear, little of both.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at November 11, 2005 05:49 PM
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