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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-08-22 06:22
Subject: [personal] To the doctor with this damned cold
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Tags:health, new zealand, personal, radiantlisa
The New Zealand death cold's occupation of my body has now gone on for fourteen days. I've had bouts of influenza that were less disruptive than this damned cold. I am feeling somewhat better today, but definitely continue ill.

I have made a doctor's appointment for this morning because the lymph node on the left side of my throat has been swollen and painful since Tuesday. I normally associate that feeling with the onset of an infection, not the end of one. This in turn has led me to wonder if I have picked up an opportunistic or secondary infection. The only other time in my life I had a cold anywhere near this bad, I had a bacterial/viral co-infection, and they would alternately wax and wane.

So to the doctor we go this morning, Lisa Costello driving me, laughing all the way, ha ha ha.

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madrobins
User: madrobins
Date: 2013-08-22 13:46 (UTC)
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I had a bacterial/viral co-infection, and they would alternately wax and wane.

Cooperation between microbes is not a thing to encourage, God wot.

Edited at 2013-08-22 01:46 pm (UTC)
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martianmooncrab
User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2013-08-22 19:33 (UTC)
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fingers crossed that you dont have more or worse plague than what you already have..
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Rick Moen
User: rinolj
Date: 2013-08-23 00:55 (UTC)
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In 2010 after the Melbourne WorldCon, I arrived home with headcold symptoms including a ragged cough, which lingered for some weeks. Eventually after a few medical misadventures I'll omit here (resulting from my doctor ignoring lasting symptoms including severe sleep loss), I was found to have a severe sinus infection, which they were able to clear up immediatley with antibiotics.

So, yeah, secondary or opportunistic infection is quite possible.
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