Lurgi

A 23-post collection

Owwie, owwie, owwie

Yesterday, the blockage in my sinuses decided to stab me through the left cheekbone. Thereby giving me the worst sinus pain I have had in my life. It hurt to move. It certainly hurt to change elevations. In fact, all I wanted to do with my day was lie in bed and sleep it off.

The Keto sites recommended that, since this bug had bit me during Keto Flu, I actually raise my carb intake a smidgen. The explanation? My body, being the ultimate smarty-pants, was attempting to conserve any remaining carbohydrates and therefore not allowing itself to create mucous.

So I cooked up the last of our quinoa (less than 1/4 of a cup) and a sliced carrot (skin on) in butter, coconut cream, and almond milk. The result was... not entirely untasty, but it seemed to at least feel rewarding. My general miasma of agony retreated a little bit.

The effects kicked in at about one in the morning when a veritable mountain of mucous issued forth and kept me in the bathroom for some significant time.

I am entertaining thoughts of breaking Keto just so I can binge on juice and ginger ale.

Beloved is entertaining the notion that I have the wrong antibiotic. Which I've told him is unlikely, because I've had amoxycillin in all its various forms since I was a child.

So now I'm waiting for the codeine I took at roughly 2AM to wear off to see if I still need to see the quack about my sinus pain. All indicators point to 'Yes'.

But I'll also be loading up on my favourite anti-Keto bug-be-gone and hoping I can stay isolated from disease vectors the next time I get the Keto Flu.

And good news for anyone who looked up my lorefic AU - I'm still Lurgi-addled enough to want to write it whenever I'm awake. And I shall try to be awake longer than I have been.

This heat, however, just makes me want to retreat into the AC with very little between me and the cooling air. If you want to imagine me with chiseled abs, good for you. But the saggy, floppy truth is far from that idyllic vision.

It's Lurgi

It seems like everything hit me at once, and my semi-annual lung trouble decided that this was a fine time to team up with Keto Flu and whatever was going around and make beautiful mucous together.

Translated: I have a bacterial infection in my bronchii.

So I've made an appointment to see a doctor today about getting some antibiotics to make that fuck off. Meanwhile, Beloved and I are making plans to get all the calories we need because our current stomach

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GFDI

It's one of my fave acronyms when things go agley to the point of explosive frustration. And this morning has definitely been GFDI material.

I discovered this morning that the love of my life had not acquired their 'Flu shot this year. And apparently the fact that the entire family caught a virus was enough to convince them that this year's 'Flu shots are a crock of crap.

Which meant that I had to spend some time quietly explaining the science behind

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Ow

My head hurts. It's a struggle to breathe. I basically spent most of yesterday having naps and I was still tired enough to sleep through the night.

I have thorough plans to be as lazy as I can so I can save my spoons for the rest of the day.

And I will be sticking myself on Max for a saline run that should help loosen any glunk that's impeding my air.

Just... not now. I have to raise my batteries a

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whimperwhinemoan

I hate being sick.

My head feels like a swamp has moved in. I feel like I can't breathe, but my nails tell me I'm getting plenty of air. I can't get comfy. My back hurts from lying down. It hurts when I'm sitting up. I want to hibernate the lurgi away, but I can't get to sleep because everything hurts.

How soon before I can transfer my thought patterns to a machine?

I'm'a try a nap. Story much, much later.

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Lazy day, but with errands

I'm taking it easy, but I need to go out and fetch a few things because Mayhem's lurgi is going around and has hit me upside the head with a sinus full of mucous.

Bleh.

Seems to always be the way. I'm within grasping distance of accomplishing neatness, I go down in a heap and suffer. Despite my best efforts to do otherwise.

But in the middle of wanting to burrow into my Pillow Fort of Solitude(tm)... I came up with

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Lurgi has struck

The entire household is at some stage of fighting off the dreaded Lurgi, so I won’t be spending as much time on my writing for the meanwhile.

Chaos is the last to fall/youngest/most needy of the family, so most of my time will be sopped up by caring for an ailing little lass.

I’ll still be trying to do the daily instants, but progress on my trilogy has tanked.

Thanks to everyone for their patience with

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Freakin' Lurgi

The entire family - minus me and the the antisociallite Captain Useless - have been struck low with Lurgi this week.

Which, for me, means interrupted sleep, tired days, lots of coffee caramel mochachinos, and entire swathes of the Blah’s.

More ranting on the Blah’s after the cut.

There is nothing more draining than the Blah’s. Everything is just… blah. Even the thought of it turns you off.

Going out? Blah. Having a decent meal?

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