Whoop dee doo.

Roughly two and a half weeks ago, I caught some sort of bug. Ran a fever for four or five days, had some respiratory troubles, and then started feeling better. After a while I felt a lot better, but I still had a persistent cough. At times, I’d go into these coughing fits that would leave me gasping for breath. But besides these coughing fits… I felt ok.

After two weeks of this, however, I finally did what I said and went to see my doctor. The news was not, unfortunately, good. The doc is pretty sure I have pertussis, better known as “Whooping Cough.” It’s actually not so bad for me personally… I’m on antibiotics now and that should clear it up for me, in a week or so. The bad part is that it’s very contagious, and so everyone I’ve been around over the last few weeks has been exposed to it.

Naturally I’m still at work, since to stay home would be to take “vacation,” and really, staying home and coughing isn’t my idea of a vacation at all.

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2 Responses to Whoop dee doo.

  1. Sieg Pedde says:

    Don’t envy you that whooping cough. I had it at age 6 and still remember it today, 52 years later. Yuck.

    So someone else out there knows Lazarus Long and Robert A. Heinlein! They are, respectively, my favourite fictional character and favourite science fiction writer.

  2. Lafe says:

    It seems to be far easier on adults than on children. I don’t actually feel that bad now (I felt worse when it started).

    And Heinlein is one of my favorite authors as well. One of my all time favorites, and definitely my favorite in sci-fi.

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