Geoffrey Long
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This can be over any time now.

At first it was an aggravation. Then it became an annoyance. Now it's becoming a little disturbing.

I'm on day four of 100+ temperatures. I woke up this morning feeling pretty good, but suddenly and abruptly convinced that my room was tilting backwards. When I got up, I started to stumble around and had a hard time staying upright for more than five minutes. Whatever this stupid virus is, it had moved into my inner ears. I groaned and missed another day of classes. To defeat this new problem, I took some Benadryl this afternoon and, in the words of Timothy Leary, "tuned in, turned on, and dropped out".

Now, I'm a little bit of a control freak. I don't use drugs or get rip-roaringly drunk because I hate the feeling of losing control. For much of the same reasons, I hate Benadryl. I took one Benadryl capsule this afternoon at 1 and then slept for four and a half hours, the whole time being plagued with anxiety dreams and nightmares. Worse, Benadryl affects me so badly that I couldn't wake up. The stuff is horrible.

I'm trying to use this time to catch up on my reading, during the periods when I'm not unconscious (which is most of the time), but I take back my previous comment. I am a repentant speeder. Can this clear up now, please?


have you gone to the doctors yet? a temperature that high for so long is quite worrisome.

i hope you feel better soon.

I did go to the doctor, on the second day that the Plague set in -- and he put me on Tylenol and Robitussin. Thanks, doc. :P

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