I'm sick, and I want someone to take care of me.

  • cacti

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    Oct 28, 2007 2:34 PM GMT
    ...Well??








    Seriously, I turn into the biggest baby when I'm sick. Right now I'm not sure I've ever been this congested before, and my throat is so swollen it feels horrible to swallow. I feel like my head is going to explode and I keep going back and forth between fever and violent chills.

    And I'm pissed cause I was making great progress in the gym again, and everytime I've gotten sick in the past(it doesn't happen very often) it seriously sets me back.

    OK I'm done whining... go on with your regularly scheduled...thread.. or whatever.
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    Oct 28, 2007 3:51 PM GMT
    Going under the assumption that your post is not exaggerated beyond all veracity, I would suggest going to see a dr. Fevers and chills...congestion and sore, swollen throat. ... icon_eek.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 28, 2007 4:27 PM GMT
    Ya big baby.

    What do you want us to do? Clean you nose for youicon_question.gificon_confused.gif

    Mike
  • Timbales

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    Oct 28, 2007 4:29 PM GMT
    You're just like my bf, he turns into a huge baby when he's sick.

    I just want to be left alone when I'm sick, as long as he's on hand to make me soup when I want it.
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    Oct 28, 2007 4:36 PM GMT
    That's real sad..
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    Oct 28, 2007 4:51 PM GMT
    see a doctor quickly !!it doesn't sound good..
    and find someone to take care of you , big baby .. icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 28, 2007 5:05 PM GMT
    Poor sexy baby icon_wink.gif

    Sucks being sick icon_sad.gif

    I really like this tea called Throat Coat for sore throats. It's sweet and kinda stings the throat in a good way; makes you feel like you're attacking it:
    http://www.tealand.com/ThroatCoat.asp

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    Oct 28, 2007 9:33 PM GMT
    I prepared a feast to cheer you up.
    Actually, my father and an aunt are visiting from Slovenia, along with other family, and are due here in about an hour. I still have the polenta to get started and the table to set. If only you lived around the corner (to help me out)!

    Assorted hors-d'oeuvres (Olives, Chèvre, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Salamis, Prsut) // Olive & Walnut Bread // Onion Soup // Warm Beetroot Salad // Red-wine Gulasch with Polenta // Salade de Mâches // Topfen (ricotta) Strüdel // Coffee and Brandy

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    Eat well. Food comas are a wonderful thing.

    Get well soon, Sport.

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    Oct 28, 2007 10:08 PM GMT
    Be careful with this one. I had Pneumonia a few years ago. Pneumonia can be difficult to spot. It often mimics a cold or the flu, beginning with a cough and a fever, so you may not realize you have a more serious condition. Chest pain is a common symptom of many types of pneumonia. Pneumonia symptoms can vary greatly, depending on any underlying conditions you may have and the type of organism causing the infection. If your having difficulty breathing when you lay down at night, or you lack energy, it's from lack of oxygen. Get to a doctor, don't wait.
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    Oct 28, 2007 11:20 PM GMT
    Aero: You've got me salivating. icon_smile.gif

    Cacti: Maxx10 is right! Go see a doctor! icon_exclaim.gif
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    Oct 29, 2007 12:36 AM GMT
    Sounds like you might have the flu. Either that or some nasty allergies.

    Whether you see a doctor, or not, unless, it's some weird strain, you'll recover.

    A break from the gym will give you a chance to "heal up." Don't sweat the small shit. You'll be fine, and most likely, stronger, when you go back to the gym.

    EAT. Keep your strength up. Even if you feel icky, you need those calories.

    Hot soup and Opra may be the order of the day.
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    Oct 29, 2007 1:30 AM GMT
    Cacti, I make a mean chicken soup. And Areo has prepared a great feast. We will have you healthy in a few days. Hope you feel bettericon_smile.gif!
  • cacti

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    Oct 29, 2007 2:29 AM GMT
    Thanks all for the suggestions/well wishes and that massive FEAST(aero!). I was in bed all day, and I feel slightly better, but still pretty miserable. I think it's some kind of flu. The reason it was so unbearable this morning is I was about 4 hours overdue for a decongestant. I would go to the doctor except I don't have health insurance. Vote for John Edwards. I'm not too concerned since it seems to be getting better. If it's not a lot better tomorrow I may have to bite the bullet even if I can't afford the doctor.

    Luckily my best friend was around today to make me chicken soup and such. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 29, 2007 3:33 AM GMT
    A nice cup of tea will do ya wonders. The key to tea is to sip it slow, it allows more of the good stuff to penitrate your throat and will significantly calm your throat. I would suggest a lemon balm tea, that will not only relax your throat but it will help ya to get the much needed rest you need to feel better.

    I would love to take care of ya, but... i am sorta in Michigan...lol. Oh, well.

    Try the lemon balm tea, and see a doctor.

    Take care,
    Tom
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    Oct 29, 2007 3:38 AM GMT
    It's cool that you recognize the sniffly / sneezy. Sounds like your body is working just fine, and that you are on the road to recovery.

    Be careful with decongestants as they elevate blood pressure. Saline solution, and Vicks Inhalers, work, along with a nice hot shower (humidity) to loosen up congestion, as well.

    Something with an anti-histamine will keep symptoms at bay.

    Unless your improvement stops, going to a health care person is only going to bleed money from you, and not change the way your body handles it.
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    Oct 29, 2007 3:50 AM GMT
    Chicken soup always makes me feel better. Best friends do too. icon_biggrin.gif

    Get well soon.
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    Oct 29, 2007 5:33 AM GMT
    Cacti! I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better and possibly getting over that nasty bug.
    Hey, if the above FEAST was to your liking I'll happily spend six hours slaving away in the kitchen FOR YOU, if you ever swing on by. ;-) Caution: That six-pack of yours will disappear overnight. :-D

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    Oct 29, 2007 11:42 AM GMT
    aero daddy, did you wear the hat and the collar when you smoked the cigar? mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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    Oct 29, 2007 11:43 AM GMT
    awwww! I hope you feel better! I'd totally take care of ya, if you weren't so far away icon_wink.gif

    I'd bring soup and silly movies, and keep you company icon_smile.gif

  • cacti

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    Oct 29, 2007 2:55 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the additional well wishes and offers to bring me stuff.. hahah icon_smile.gif I do feel a little better today.

    Chucky, right now I'm taking some cheap ass OTC generic version of nyquil liquid caps. They seem to work alright... but not nearly as well as Zyrtec D(prescription). That stuff is so potent... I don't know if it's because more oxygen if getting to my head or if it's some other ingredient, but it's been known to make me feel almost euphoric. Clears me out within two hours flat, provided it's not some kind of flu like this. It freaks me out a little so I only take zyrtec whenever I'm having an allergy attack or when I'm sick like this... too bad I'm out of the stuff right now. And yes, since I continue to feel better- no doctor. Yet.

    I have to look at these things from a different perspective than I used to though. Just a month ago I got a call that one of my friends from highschool died in the hospital from pneumonia.. which was very hard to understand since she was only 25 years old! I still don't know the whole story, but apparently it happened very suddenly. So you guys are right that these things are not to be taken lightly.. and if I notice any worsening symptoms I will be going in regardless the cost.

    Oh and Aero, if I ever have the opportunity to swing by and lose my six pack overnight, I'd rather do it when I'm feeling better and you're not hung over! icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 29, 2007 3:04 PM GMT
    I'm sending someone over right away. She will make you better in no time.
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    Oct 29, 2007 3:06 PM GMT
    Grated ginger infused in hot water is quite good for colds and things, and it also calms the stomach, so it's not bad for hangovers. It tastes like ginger though, so if you don't like ginger, it's not nice