Posted by Adam on January 14, 2000, at 22:12:33
In reply to Sick as a DOG..., posted by Adam on January 14, 2000, at 21:57:46
OK, so I can't spell...I meant "elicitng sympathy" not "illiciting sympathy".
Can one get illicit sympathy? Can one elicit sympathy illicitly?
The first person who says "Freudian slip" gets 50 lashes with a wet linguini. I'm talking al dente here, so don't mess around.
Pardon me, I must drop dead now. Good night.
> I may well have contracted the Mother of All Influenza Viruses (except that 1918 flu that killed like 50 million people). I wonder if I've got this Sydney flu that everyone keeps talking about. It's painful just to sit upright and type. I got so bored earlier today (one can only sleep so much) I tried to play my guitar and found I couldn't: It hurt too much to press down the strings. I have not been kicked on my arse by a bug like this in waking memory. I can't keep anything down, I get these waves of chills that leave me simultaneously shivering and soaking my sheets with sweat. I can feel evey hair follicle on my body. I'd really like to get away to someplace equatorial, but I doubt I'd survive the plane ride.
> I know, whine, whine, whine. Anyway, there is a point to this (beyond egregiously blatant attempts at illiciting sympathy for my pathetic state)...As a happy MAOI dependant, this puts some rather strict limits on what I can take for relief from the symptoms. As far as I can tell, I'm limited to lozenges (Reee-co-lahh!), chicken soup, and Vitamin I (term of affection for my beloved Advil). And, of course, sleep. I've wondered seriously if the general lack of sleep I've been dealing with for the last couple of months has left me susceptible to infections like this one. Despite my depression, in the past I've not been one to get sick very often.
> Is there ANYTHING else one can take for this? Even if the flu passes by the time I get the answer, this might be of help to others who may, in this apparently nasty flu season, be in the same boat as me in the near future.
> Thanks (crawling back to bed now)