A String Of Bad Luck

I know my post frequency has dropped off a bit as of late. I’ve just had a string of bad luck, and it’s really affected my productivity over the past 3 weeks. It started when I was in Florida over Christmas.. I went to move a couch, and I pulled out my back! I’ve pulled out my back before, but this was a whole different kind of pain. On a scale of 1-10, this was a 25! I couldn’t even take off my shoes for the security check at the airport, my wife had to help me out.. For almost an entire week, I was loaded up on Ibuprofen and just working through it.

The following weekend, I was at 80% and got dragged to some holiday party. One of the kids there was a little sick, and I woke up the next morning with a bit of a sore throat. By Monday, I was really congested, and coughing up a storm. It knocked me on my ass, and I was out of commission for another 4-5 days.

(My immune system sucks now, because I work from home and don’t get exposed to other people’s germs..)

Fast forward a few days, and I ended up in the hospital dealing with the cyst I mentioned in a previous post. Antibiotics and Ibuprofen were prescribed, and I’m sent on my way. It seems to have cleared up, but I still have a consult with a surgeon next week to see if I need to go under the knife. My cough started coming back, but a lingering cough isn’t uncommon.

Then today, I wake up with red spots all over my body! EVERYWHERE! It appears to be hives, which I’ve never had before.. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s an allergic reaction to some lobster I had yesterday for lunch. I’m not really sure why, as I’ve eaten lobster on countless occasions without incident, but there’s a first time for everything. So now I’m taking some Benadryl, and hoping that I wake up tomorrow with clear skin. Otherwise, it’s back to the doctor for another visit. 🙁


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2 Responses to “A String Of Bad Luck”

  1. Bummer… sorry to hear that…
    I was seeing all those nice pictures of the beach view and beach house etc and came back to read this 🙁

    I guess, all of us should have enough draft posts – probably good enough for a couple of weeks or so – to combat such emergencies. That is if blogging is one of the main income generators and a ‘serious’ hobby

    Hope you recover fast…

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    • Zander says:

      You make a good point, but I’m always working on 100 different things, and never have time to do something as proactive as to make some draft posts. 🙂

      As it is, I’m in the process of upgrading about 40 blogs to WordPress 2.7, a task that should have been done WEEKS ago. Such is life.

      Thanks for the well wishes!

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