Thursday, November 09
I have a wonderful new Core 2 Duo system with 4GB of memory at work.
Naturally, my job has just changed and it looks like I'll mostly be working at home from now on.
And my home PC is a three-year-old Pentium 4.
I'm building a development environment under Linux under VMWare right now, and let me say, yes, there really is a difference. Even though the clock speed of my home PC is faster than that of the office machine.
I wonder if they'll let me swap...
Sunday, November 05
I must be getting better, because I just can't drink that sickening crap any more.
For two weeks, tea laden with honey was all that was keeping me going, but now, bleah.
So yeah, either I'm on the mend or I should start composing witty epitaphs. I certainly feel better - which probably has as much to do with having actually slept last night as any direct effect of the medicine on my irksome microbial tenants.
Saturday, November 04
This is the codeine talking.
Okay, so we didn't have much effect the first time. But sometimes you have to give things a second chance, y'know?
And then, nighty-night.
Isn't codeine supposed to do something?
Well, maybe the antibiotics will still shift it. Leaves me without any cough relief, though, except for the blasted tea. I think I've had more tea in the last two weeks than in my entire life up to that point. Well, not counting iced tea, which I do drink quite often.
Now my whole pantry smells of Lapsang Souchong.
Antibiotics and codeine.
I had one of my coughing spells right there in the doctor's office, which was handy. "I have this congestion in my throat, and this urge to cough, and it builds up and builds up and then I cough until..."
"Uh, pretty much like that."
I can't remember the last time I had to get a prescription filled. My medical needs in the last 15 years have consisted of (a) eye checkups and (b) getting my ankle looked at after falling down three flights of stairs.
Friday, November 03
I was listening to myself cough just now, and I thought, uh-oh. I wasn't doing that before today, so I didn't think of it. In fact, I thought I was getting better.
The symptoms fit, and apparently vaccination wears off over time. (Which was the other reason I didn't think of it - hey, I've been vaccinated, right?)
On the other hand, reading further, what I have doesn't sound as severe. On the third hand, when you get an off-hand comment like If the patient survives the paroxysmal stage, recovery occurs gradually during the convalescent stage, that's probably not a disease you want to mess with.
Off to the doctor.
It may not be anything of the sort, but this has gone past any normal cold. I have some sort of infection, and it seems to be more bacterial than viral, and they can fix those.
Update: Just thinking about how my mind works:
You're sick. You should see a doctor. I'll be fine!
You're really sick. You need to see a doctor. I think I'm getting better!
Hmm. This might be contagious. Right, where's the medical centre?
Wednesday, November 01
They only had two copies of the Bujold left. Must be popular or summat.
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