Friday, November 23rd, 2012
11:43 am - Still Whining...  
Didn't make it to down to Jersey yesterday for Thanksgiving. My cough was just too bad. That's twice now in three years I've been too sick to make the trip, and it's getting a little frustrating. And despite knowing it was likely I'd have to make my own Thanksgiving dinner, I didn't bother to go out Wednesday night to get a roaster of some sort and associated foods. So dinner was some frozen chicken thighs baked on top of cornbread stuffing. I made the cornbread from scratch, so that's something, but no cranberry sauce, and no sausage in the stuffing. It was fine. Maybe I'll do something better Sunday.

This is the weirdest cold. If I hadn't had a flu shot I'd swear it was the flu*. Not much nasal congestion or sore throat, but I'm still woozy here on the sixth day and it's totally rototilled my lungs. The fever and associated aches have mostly broken at least.

* I keep flashing back on an old Law and Order episode where a bunch of people died because some doctor decided to buy really cheap flu vaccine that turned out to be saline solution. It was one of Jack McCoy's famous "depraved indifference" cases.

With nothing better to do, I've been rummaging through the DVD collection and watching movies, something I rarely do anymore. Comedies, mostly. So far, I have watched Hogfather, The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, Chicken Run, What's Up Doc?, Lilo & Stitch, and Lilies of the Field, although I dozed off early on during the last. I've also been catching up on The Big Bang Theory, a show I never really got into before.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous) on November 24th, 2012 - 01:52 am
DXMachinadxmachina on November 24th, 2012 - 07:34 pm
Thanks, that's a truly generous offer, but my repaying your family for their hospitality by exposing them to an infectious disease is probably not the best idea, ya know. That was the main reason I didn't go home. I could've toughed out the ride, this time anyway, but I didn't want to play typhoid DX.

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(no subject) - (Anonymous) on November 25th, 2012 - 12:41 am
DXMachinadxmachina on November 26th, 2012 - 12:27 am
We need to plan to get together next time I'm here.

Let me know.
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meara: reddressmearagrrl on November 24th, 2012 - 04:16 am
Could still be the flu--the shot doesn't necessarily protect against all the strains in a given year.
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DXMachina: Chemistry02dxmachina on November 24th, 2012 - 07:39 pm
Yeah, I know. I hate statistically based medicine. At least my pneumonia inoculations are up to date. [Smiles naively] (yeah, I know...)
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