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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-03-28 03:07
Subject: [personal|travel]
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Location:Omaha Eppley Field, Gate A9
Music:airport moosick
Tags:green, personal, travel, writing
In the OMA airport, waiting for the flight out. Still sick, about two weeks on. Every time I think this thing is over, it comes back for more. Frick. Keep oversleeping and being fatigued, which is really interfering with work on Green.

Anyway, home this afternoon. Off to Vegas on Monday.
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S. Boyd Taylor
User: sboydtaylor
Date: 2008-03-28 13:06 (UTC)
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Erm. Just my two cents, as sufferer of many-a-cold and sinus-infection.

If you're sick and it keeps coming back then you're not resting enough. You probably need a lot MORE sleep, not less. Oh, and if it's been longer than two weeks, you might want to see a doctor.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-03-28 13:28 (UTC)
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I plan to get quite a bit of sleep the next few days.
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S. Boyd Taylor: bow
User: sboydtaylor
Date: 2008-03-28 14:17 (UTC)
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Sorry, I just realized I sounded like my mother. Argh.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2008-03-28 13:31 (UTC)
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This bug does last that long, if not longer. If you're suffering from the coughing and hacking phase, it's well worth going to the doc and getting prescription cough syrup--that's what finally put paid to mine (well, and going on spring break, although I'm now back to making it Sports Deathmarch Week since I'm going skiing in a little bit, despite my disclaimers).

I found that once I started hitting that stuff, I started having better quality sleep at night, without the hacking and sinus dripping. I'm now still taking one dose at bedtime. Not every night, but perhaps every second or third night, depending on how badly I'm coughing at bedtime. Makes a difference, and does wonders for drying up that nasty middle-of-the-night postnasal drip.
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2008-03-28 14:00 (UTC)
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I just want to reiterate what's been said about the resilience of this year's bug: I was sick in January for a little better than a week and even now, I still have a hacking cough that comes and goes. Really, seeing a doctor? Not a bad idea at this point. Frankly, it's past time.
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User: kmckiernan
Date: 2008-03-28 18:38 (UTC)
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Poor, Jay. I've heard that not only does this bug last anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks or more, there is also another bug that is piggy-backing on this nasty one. Just when you're starting to recover from the nasty one, the other one sticks its claws in.

Rest is critical. Rest until you feel like you can't rest anymore. And then rest some more.

Get well soon and travel safe!!
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