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Sick 2016

It happened again. I got sick.

I think I got sick back in August too. Twice in a year is pretty bad. Especially considering I didn’t get sick the two years prior.

This time I know exactly why I got sick. I stayed with my parents on Saturday and I didn’t fly out to LA from Dallas until Saturday afternoon. Well my father was sick and so was my sister. My sister was in awful shape. She was in bed from the time I got home on Friday until I left on Saturday.

I made it back and was feeling ok. I even went to the office holiday party that night and felt good. Sunday I woke up and was still feeling pretty good, but then around noon I started getting an awful scratching in my throat. It got worse as the day went on. I had been working outside since the morning, and because I drink when I work, that probably didn’t help with the early stages of the sickness.

Either way, I woke up on Monday and felt awful. I checked my work emails. Nothing important had come up, so I took some medicine and fell asleep most of the day. I got real bad. My bones hurt and I was running a fever. I kept taking the medicine, but it didn’t help much. By Tuesday I was running out of medicine, so I went to Target to buy some more. I came home and it was then that I realized I had only been taking cough medicine. I was missing all that sweet pain/fever reducing medicine, which is probably why my pain and fever hadn’t gone away. That was something I completely blamed on my roommate, since they brought that old medicine on Sunday when I was starting to feel sick and asked them to go buy some medicine. You can’t trust anybody these days…

Wednesday wasn’t great, but  it was manageable. Thursday was ok and I was fine by Friday. Although the cough took about another week to finally get over.

Blah, anyway, I always feel better about life once I get over a sickness. It really appreciate life, after I’ve felt like shit for a few days. oh, it also makes me dread getting sick with like a cancer. I imagine going through chemotherapy would feel similar, except maybe with some additional serious nausea.


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Birthday 26

It was my birthday yesterday.

I want to say it was a typical birthday. That’s mostly because I can’t remember what I do on most birthdays. Writing this should solve that problem for next year. Maybe I wrote down what I did last year on here. I could check, but that would ruin the mystery.

Anyway, I woke and lounged around. I wanted to go for a hike early, but I ended up mindlessly googling things online for too long. Because I took so long, I received a call before I left.

I had gone to the doctor the day before, because I hadn’t gone to the doctor for a check up in at least 10 years. I fasted so the doctor could request blood tests. He did tell me to go to the lab so they could take my blood for the tests. The doctor said I would get the results around the end of the week, so I wasn’t expecting a call the next day.

He told me some stuff was good but that my cholesterol and my triglycerides were high. He didn’t give me any numbers but wanted to give me some more information. He asked if I wanted it over the phone or in person. I’m not working right now, so I asked to come in. I’ll see him on Friday.

High cholesterol.

And on my birthday.

So, I did go for a hike after the phone call. I hiked into the Santa Monica mountains. I walked for about an hour on the main trail. Then I took a smaller trail to get to the top of the hill/mountain thing. That took about 30 minutes. I enjoyed the view and the peacefulness and then descended.

On the way down, my phone rang. Surely it couldn’t be the doctor with worse news. It wasn’t. It was the movers. They were at my apartment. I was in the middle of some hills and the call was breaking up. I yelled at them, “I’ll be there in 30 minutes!”

I ran back to my car. Well it was a combination of running and walking while wheezing. I did make it back to my place in 30 minutes. The movers weren’t there and then I thought I heard them say they would be there at noon. So I waited for 20 minutes, until noon, and they arrived.

They dropped off all my stuff fairly quickly. We talked about fantasy football, we signed a lot of papers, and they left.

I had been letting a lot of things pile up. Unpacking was one more thing on my list of things to do, so I decided to go to the movies and avoid everything.  I watched American Ultra. It wasn’t too bad, but it wasn’t too memorable. After that, I continued my procrastination and took a nap.

*I was writing this on my phone and it posted without my noticing. I didn’t bother to go back and edit it until 4 days later. Big mistake. I don’t remember my train of thought.*

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