Friday, January 14, 2011

Sick day(s)

I've been getting progressively sicker this week so haven't been doing much. When my temp hit 102 I went to the doc. She told me that I have the flu and a very bad case of sinusitis. And my lower blood pressure number is 54. I'm pretty weak and working to bring that back up. What she's worried about, because I don't have much of an immune system because of the cancer, is that it'll turn into pneumonia, which has happened twice before. So she gave me some kind of neutron bomb anti-biotic and said to call her on Tuesday.

Remember The Fugs song River of Shit...when everything goes wrong? Last night my electric blanket gave out. Years ago at Mayo I became a big electric blanket guy. So when I left the doc's office I drove to the nearest store that sold them. Turned out to be Sears. Got it home and it doesn't work.

I wanna say right here and now that when I become President I plan to model myself after the Steve Carrell character on "The Office." I'm going to terrify congress into going along with every law I want passed. And every law I want passed will be rooted in personal grudges and pique. Starting with Sears. :) I probably won't be back for a few days.

PS I'm well aware that there are children starving all over the world. And people living under the iron fist of dictators. But I bet they at least have electric blankets.

14 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Take care, Ed. Judy had pneumonia this summer, and it too her forever to get over it.

Vince said...

You take care of yourself, Ed. We'll be here when you get back.

Matt Paust said...

I wear my hunting longjohns when it gets too damned cold. Always worried that electric blankies would burst into flame or something. Stay warm and get better.

Randy Johnson said...

Take care. We'll be back when you're in full harness.

James Reasoner said...

I can only echo everyone else and say take care of yourself, Ed. If I lived closer I'd bring you an electric blanket.

Ed Gorman said...

My beautiful wonderful wife searched through some old boxes and found an electric blanket we'd forgotten about! We'll be warm tonight!

Todd Mason said...

Good! Sears and its little sibling K-Mart are at least as hit and miss as everything else. My parents took a couple of weeks to fight off their bug, too...relax as much as possible...

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I fully commiserate and wish you a speedy recovery. I'm recovering from surgery right now and find it hard to sleep for long--assuming I can find a comfortable position. As for Sears, they went on my shit list decades ago.
Love The Office.

Charlieopera said...

Feel better, Ed.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Despite being ill, you are still as clever as ever. Hope you feel better soon. And I have never bought anything at Sears that worked well.

RJR said...

Add my wishes for a swift recovery, Mr. G.

RJR

Gareth Jones said...

Get well soon dude...

Brendan DuBois said...

Take care of yourself bud... and speaking from experience and cold N.H. winters... there's nothing like turning on the electric blanket a half hour before crawling into bed... bliss!

Electric Blankets said...

Electric blankets are the savior for me...

Wonderful and everyone should have one...