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August 18th, 2005


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08:29 am - Hiking and swiss cheese memories. . .
For the first time in my life, I think I can say that hiking was a Bad IdeaTM.

Honestly, last night's hike with singingwren was a bit spur of the moment, and I thought I was over my cold or whatever it was for a few days now.

But I don't really remember the hike, or anything much about it before I fell over on the couch when I got home. I know I went because singingwren dropped me an email about the number of mosquito bites she got, and because my body is screaming at me never to do it again.

But last night, in my memory, is this fuzzy dream-like place where events occurred, but they had no connection. I remember walking under a bridge and watching a jogger run by, but I don't remember getting from the bridge to the place the jogger was. I remember stealing a waterbottle and seeing singingwren threaten to douse me in water that's left, but I don't remember how she got the bottle. I remember seeing the moon, but can't remember when it got dark.

I don't even remember driving home.

When I opened my eyes this morning, I would have sworn that everything I did last night really was just a dream. It's kinda weird. I don't feel sick, but I don't feel totally well, either. Like I said, my body hurts. . . It's that good kind of exhaustive hurt that you get after a hike, but it's more pronounced than ever.

The only way I can possibly reason this experience out is that being sick took a lot more out of my physically than I admitted to myself. And if that's the case, then it did a damn good job of it, because I've never, ever had this happen. . . At least, not that I remember.

But this morning my head is clear and I'm fully aware of what's going on, so there's no good reason to stay home and rot (besides, there's daytime TV there), so I'm in my office, working away.
Current Mood: weirdweird
Current Music: "Train to Dixieland", -JB

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From:airthesea
Date:August 18th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC)
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Mono?
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 18th, 2005 12:48 pm (UTC)
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Wish I'd kissed enough people to have gotten that. No, I think I just wasn't as up for the hike as I thought I was.
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From:fionnghal
Date:August 18th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like you got dangerously dehydrated. Drink more water before you go and you won't be so achy and disoriented next time.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 18th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
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It's possible, but I drank a hell of a lot of water last night. Perhaps it was a holdover from the amazingly salty foods I've eaten in the past two days.
From:tanrinia
Date:August 18th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
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sometimes exercise does that to germies...they rally for one last attempt and then they're gone.

i'm sooooo wearing a mask to your house though tonight :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 18th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
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Eh, I was closer to being sick when we had lunch. I think it was just after-effects.
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From:druid_medb
Date:August 18th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
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I hope you feel better soon. I had strep again right after getting back from Starwood. They have plans to take my tonsils out now (5th time in a year).

The first time this year, (January) I felt tons better after the second day of antibiotics so I went on a walk in the mountains and felt horrible and achy the next day. I don't remember much of what I did and only barely remember having the presence of mind to give my dog a rinse before the mud got too caked into his fur. I went to bed at 6pm that night and slept until 4pm the next day.

Once I got up and showered all my energy was back and it was like I hadn't been sick at all. Sometimes excercising while I'm sick kicks all the germs out and I feel better but it always gets worse for a little while before it gets any better.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 18th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
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I have a feeling that that's exactly what's going on here. Just a fluke. Good to know I'm not the only person it's happened to.
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From:singingwren
Date:August 19th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry. I shouldn't have fought for my water bottle for so long when you were tired and needed to go to bed. It was hard to tell, though... you were damn persistent about that. Stubborn men! :p

I hope you feel better soon and that your rest tonight is rewarding. I feel very unhappy for having kept you out so late. Let me know if there's anything I can do. :(
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 19th, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC)
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Hey, no worries. Even in half-fogged states of non-rememberance, I'm still an ass. This is scientific fact.
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From:wishesofastar
Date:August 19th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
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Was it muscle hurt, or just general body hurt? I find that if my muscles are really sore, a hot bath and a good stretch afterwards helps a lot. Also, tea is always good.

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