28 July 2009

The Wall

I am still sick. And now? Post-BlogHer? I'm sicker. Yep. You read me right. There's an -er at the end of that last word.

I have been coughing like a motherfrakker since July 11th. Yes, I've been keeping track of this round of the plague thankyouverymuch. When you can sit in front of 12 straight hours of the Discovery Health channel and call that a fun Saturday, keeping track of how many days you've been sick is just a natural extension of said hobby.

When I stepped into the Atlanta airport last Thursday, I felt sorry for everyone on my plane to Midway because I figured we'd all be quarantined by the end of the flight. Even though I knew I was no longer contagious, no one else knew it. With my juicy, wet coughs, I expected someone to jump up and scream SWINE FLU!!!! and the gig would be up. But that didn't happen. So, my "feelin' pretty good except for the nagging emphysema" ass made it to BlogHer and had a great time.

When I got home Sunday, I was fine, just tired.

Yesterday? Oh, yesterday was special. As I drove north to Dawsonville to retrieve kids, I began to feel progressively worse. My ribs hurt from 16 days of coughing, I couldn't breath out of my nose, and all I wanted to do was get horizontal and sleep. And sleep I did. I finally gave in, called the Ty-man and said, Come home now because in two hours you're going to enter a scene of indescribable horror with me passed out on the floor and the kids gleefully dancing on my lifeless body. As soon as he arrived, I checked out.

For four hours.

And I'm still dragging.

So, pardon me as I make my third summer trip to the doctor and swear off BlogHer conferences forever. Obviously, I'm allergic. And unless someone organizes a BlogHim as a sort of antidote? I will never go near large gatherings of SQUEEEEEEE-ing women packed together like sardines in downtown hotels for the rest of my life.

16 comments:

LceeL said...

I loved meeting you - and you didn't cough on me once. Not once.

HEATHER said...

Oh honey, I hope you feel better soon.

Dave2 said...

GAH! You have until Saturday to feel 100% better so you can go to dinner with me! Take care of yourself! Drink lots of honey and vodka! Get plenty of rest! Don't forget to eat your vegetables!

Molly's Mom said...

Get you some vitamins, girl! With a side of Mucinex!

Patois said...

Perhaps a C-list blogger as unloosed a virus to take all the big bloggers down.

I've got an alibi. Stop looking at me like that

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Seriously, the tsp of honey works MIRACLES. My kids can be honking like geese and honey makes it stop. Do it. Now.

Molly's Mom said...

Oh! NATUI is very correct...honey is great for that. If you can find buckwheat honey, even better - it has antibacterial properties.

A Free Man said...

Maybe you've got the consumption? Or the black death? Hopefully not the latter as it doesn't sound like it would have a very good outcome. Former don't sound so hot either...

sybil law said...

I think the squeeing women would make me bonkers after 3 days, too, but it would be fun for one night, maybe!
Hope you feel better. Being sick sucks any time of year!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

LceeL - Thank goodness. I was worried I coughed on everybody!

Other Heather - Me, too.

Dave2 - I KNOW! I think I may just live off of honey for the next few days.

Molly's Mom - I've been popping the Mucinex like candy.

Patois - Hmmmm, could be. And, wait, me? A big blogger? I need to lie down...

NATUI - Going to get the honey now.

Molly's Mom - Buckwheat honey? I'll have to look for some of that.

A Free Man - It's definitely consumption. Or emphysema. Something.

Sybil Law - Yes, sucks big time.

Employee No. 3699 said...

Well, I don't think you're contagious because I'm fine after spending three days with you. I hope you feel better soon.

(Hugs)

Beth said...

Yikes! Get thee to a physician so you don't miss Davelanta!!

Gypsy said...

Poor thing.

Robin said...

You looked like you had a good time in Chicago, anyway (wasn't there, saw pics from last post). I'm sorry you're sick. Please get well soon!

Lynda said...

Hope you are feeling better now!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Everybody - OK. I'm better. I started feeling human again yesterday. Seriously. At the 3-week mark. I'm no longer coughing. I think this dip was due to the post-BlogHer blues. Thanks for the well-wishes!