When I woke up and looked out the window this morning it was snowing. This was disappointing, because I was hoping to participate in One Day Without Shoes (helping to remind people of kids living in poverty who can't afford footwear). HELPFUL HINT TO ORGANIZERS: Might have been a good idea to pick a date closer to summer so those living in North North America can participate.
And so my day was already off to a bad start with the weather, but that wasn't good enough. Irony had to rear its ugly head. My body decided to have an angioedema attack for the second day in a row, where the bottoms of my feet had swollen so badly that getting my feet into shoes was a painful prospect. So, to sum things up...
And so I overdosed on antihistamines (again) which ended up giving me an upset stomach, which resulted in me puking my guts out, which meant I ended up having to take more antihistamines, which made me sleepy, which meant I had to drink Red Bull, which caused me to have an upset stomach. And so on.
My entire day ended up being a vicious circle of cause and effect.
And here at the end of my day, it's no different. The never-ending battle to stay healthy enough to work while staying awake enough not to drop into a coma has taken its toll, and I'm pretty much dead. Whether I'm dead enough to get a decent night's sleep remains to be seen. But I'm hopeful.
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Nothing like a good coma sleep to cure all that ails you is what I say. Here’s to hoping you get it.
Damn, hope you get well soon man.
There is nothing worse than trying to get some work done when your mind is going bonkers due to all of the medicine.
Drowsy + Work = half assed result
BUT! On the plus-side, you’ve helped me possibly figure out why my girlfriend’s feet sometimes randomly swell up. Since she grew up with cystic fibrosis and had a double-lung transplant a few years ago, it was hard to figure out all of the possibilities. Angioedema sounds right though. I’ll ask her doctors when I next see them.
Even on your dead-days, you’re a helpful blogger. Thanks Dave!
While going without shoes is something I treasure, the other stuff with the antihistamines and Red Bull and puking…not something I can say I would want.
Hope you’re up to snuff again in no time. And that you got some rest.
I’m going to say this at the risk of sounding like a complete tool because I know you’re not an idiot and probably aleady tried this, but: What about the non-drowsy antihistamines? There are so many of them out there.
I just hate to think of you in that awful cycle and want to help. However lame that help is.
I hope you’re feeling better today…yesterday was not your friend!
Sorry to hear that. Sucks.
I know it seems…oh,no so much silly as not my place, but I worry about you! Sure, I laugh and am in awe at your skillz and wish I could travel like you do and of course, like everyone else have a secret crush on you but the point here, Dave, is I WORRY about you!
Can’t wait to hear a post saying you found the answer to your most difficult health problem and you feel like a million bucks! Wishing for it until it’s a reality…
I hope you’re better soon!
Such a fucking flippant thing to say, but I mean it!!
Oh, HONEY! When you write posts like this, I just want to rub your head and feed you apple pie.
Many East Coast kisses, hon.