November 2nd, 2005
|04:31 pm - Sicko, that's me.|
Well, here's the deal.
The world, she spins.
But I'm doin' alright with it.
I got some food, and it didn't help initially, but I went back to my office and did what I do best: I pushed through it. Now, there's less spinning.
Walking to lunch (and, occasionally, around the office), is an interesting experience. As I wandered across campus, I was pushing off with my left foot.
If you've ever been to an amusement park with one of those water rides with the logs (often called "flume" rides or something like that), you may know what I mean. At the point where you get on and off the ride, there's a large, round platform that slowly spins around. It's so you can get into the log or boat without having to stop the boat in the running water.
It felt like I was walking across one of those, trying to reach a distant point on the horizon.
Thanks to those who expressed concern. It's lookin', though, like I'm alright. I don't think that this will leave the realm of "annoying" again today.
I'll be leaving work soon. I have a couple of calls to make tonight. Then, it's collapse and die, I think.
Oh, wait: I think I was supposed to do something tonight. Crap. I wonder what it was?
Current Mood: annoyed
Current Music: "Livingston's Gone to Texas", -JB
Hey, you need anything? I'm in the lab right now, actually, cause my internet is down. You shouldn't drive dizzy, if there's any way to help that. Need soda? Or a ride?
I'm still, briefly, chillin' in my office. I know there was something I was supposed to do. Gods only know what it was.
I suppose you could knock if you were bored.
I think I just missed you. I got your response a bit after 5:30 and when I knocked at the office nobody was there. Yipes!
Anyway, hopefully by the time you're getting this you feel better. As for medical advice, I perscribe... rum and cooked animals! And bull-shit by the ton! Or, at least cooked animals... lots of dead meat. ;) My doctors bitch at me every time for not eating enough of it because of low my blood-iron level, and since you are still recovering from being so sick and trying get to your eating habits back to normal you probably are very low on it yourself. So eat something that probably would rather not be dead. And know, it's the right thing to do. ;)
Do we need to coax Brian into faking his suicide again so you can go to Outback? :D
Suicide = hamburgers. Dead cats = Outback.
These are important equations.
Yeah, well, either one = meat!
|Date:||November 3rd, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: low iron
If you have low iron as a matter of course, no amount of red meat or other forms of protein is going to help. I was surprised to learn this from not just one, but several nutritionists at McConnell. My FE is within normal range, but borderline for blood donations. Because it has to do with absorption, not diet, the only way to get increase iron in your blood is with supplements. (Yeah... bummer. Pills.)
Agreed. He's got insurance, I'm sure.
Get thee hence to the chirugeon!
Oh, be careful. I know dizzy spells all too well being anemic. Probably low blood sugar? Dunno.
|Date:||November 2nd, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)|| |
I get something very like this every so often. If the doctor says no ear infection (mine isn't), definitely dramamine and midol. Preferably the sleepy dramamine, so you can be unconscious for as much of it as possible.
Probably too late to be useful, but if you can't (or won't) leave campus to go to a doctor, there's always Urgent Care (a.k.a. "Doc in a Box") right next to Independence Hall. I don't know what your insurance coverage is like, but they fixed me right Freshmen year when both my roommates had strep and suddenly my throat start feeling scratchy, too.