Double Sickness

07 Aug 2006
August 7, 2006

Stay away from sledgehammers. One minute I was minding my own business and the next I had a fever and chills. I’m now going on Day 5 of this routine.

Still from Ok Go's Here We Go Again

Ok Go’s Here We Go Again cured me.

Depressing as being sick can be, being so sick that all you want to do, all you can do is watch TV can lead to complications. Even with cable, searching for a good movie that will transport you to some sunny beach on the Riviera is hard to find. It must have been “Incarcerated Movie Week” on Turner Movie Classics –1930s penitentiaries and angry convicts with smuggled guns. It’s enough to make you stir crazy (and wish you’d received a lighter sentence, like pink eye).

When you’re sick you want to know that there is a wonderful life to look forward to when you recover. But channel surfing doesn’t help. Did you know that should you die your loved ones could be saddled with your excessive funeral costs that could amount to $6000—$7000 (depending on which Life Insurance commercial you happened to be watching)? My friend Don told me not to believe those things. “You can get a funeral for less,” he advised. Thanks Don. Good to know. But let’s save the details for when I’m positive I’m going to live.

Instead, I’ve turned to the Net for my R&R (respiratory recovery). And true to form I am starting to feel better already. Take a look at this music video (thanks Airbag). I can’t wait until I feel good enough to try that on my own treadmill.

Update: I just got back from the doctor’s and it’s good news. More than likely I have a sinus infection. Apparently, my strange Saturday, when I thought I was getting better, was a key clue. “Double Sickness,” when a patient starts to get better but then gets worse is indicative of bacterial infections. I thought the indications for my special malady were a fever made worse by sickening commercials.

3 replies
  1. Donna says:

    Oh, thank you for the good laugh. That should keep me healthy at least.

  2. AJP says:

    I had the same thing this week! Not quite as bad as yours sounds, but still. Everyday I woke up screaming “It’s too nice and warm out to have my nose run like a faucet! Why do I have a fever now?!?”

  3. emma says:

    I love that OK Go video. It even makes working out on the treadmill look like fun.

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