Thursday, March 16, 2006


I've had the flu since Monday. My termperature has been over 100 degrees, and has exceed 102 every day this week. Julie keeps wetting down my pieces, to try to keep them moist, until I can return to the studio.


Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Tom! I hope the flu leaves soon. I know Julie has you drinking plenty of liquids, etc.

9:52 AM  
Blogger SquidgePa said...

This has got to be one of the two worst times that I have had the flu in my whole life. I remember being sick once in the late sixties, I was in kindergarten or first grade, and not being able to stand up for two days due to vertigo.

The worst part was in the early hours on Friday, when I woke up convinced I was a tuber (ya know, like a large yam) wrapped in wet sheets.

There isn't a whole lot to worry about as a tuber; I had two pointy ends, I was chock full of virus, and my biggest worry was how to weave my way through all the bedding to get comfortable again. Tubors generally have a low opinion of themselves, and I seemed to be an especially bad tubor.

I came to after a bit, but an interesting side note is that the site of food scraps creeped me out so much for the day that I didn't go into the kitchen. I kinda sat on the couch in the library, and finally fessed up to Julie what my problem of the day was, and she tidied up a bit so the coast was clear.

Things got better, during the day I lost my voice, and developed a really wicked cough that kept me awake most the night.

This morning my tongue was so swollen that I could barely close my mouth.

I have a lot more meds today, including steroids to fight the swelling (remnants of the fevered tuber dream???), and my temperature dropped at the doctor's office to ninety-seven.

Pluggin away.

2:16 PM  

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