….oh the horror !!! No actually I’ve been deep under the weather and no I’m not referring to our usually beautifully blue sky typical Hawaii weather here which has gone sort of bad as of late (a few weeks now of rain and darkened skies above with even some snow here in Hawaii atop our Mauna Kea summit not too long ago) as I’ve seemed to have gotten something I’ve never gotten before as I’ve somehow managed to pop my very own cold cherry aka: got the flu for the very first time. It was dreadful. I’m used to the once a year or so clogged sinus with painful and ever nagging cough syndrome but I’ve never experienced a cold quite like this before as there was the unpleasant additions of somehow feeling the chills all the while your body expresses the polar equator opposite with headaches and body aches and nausea and of course the inevitable sore throat which all culminates into a loss of taste which makes food no fun and I have to say I wasn’t very hungry very often but still when there’s no taste one has to wonder where has all of the fun of food gone which I’ve seemed to have taken for granted since birth. But wait there’s more. I’d coughed so much that it led to getting pains upon both sides of my chest around the rib area and I assume that this is what Tanya Harding must have felt like in the ribs area after that time she decided to go all ultimate fighter fail so after just a few days of this unwanted flu I had then and even now still feel as if I’d fractured a rib or something or at the very least I’ve strained a muscle or tissue or ligament or whatever sits there around our ribs area. Needless to say I had to quarantine myself from fear of ‘sharing’ this awful flu with anyone I love nearby, didn’t feel like doing anything with so much discomfort =( and I haven’t even reached the punch-line just yet in my not so funny last couple of weeks or so as towards the end when most of my flu inflicted pain had eased or gone away for the most part, my upper teeth on the right side of my mouth began to feel a lot of discomfort and I was thinking OMG I have a cavity up there now? By the end of week two I made a dentist appointment and upon describing my pain and where it was coming from I got x-rays done and wallah…my dentist tells me….silly rabbit, you don’t have a cavity but rather what appears to be a sinus infection. Mind you I’ve never had a cavity (which explains the ‘silly rabbit’ bit) in my adult teeth as I have no crowns or fillings to speak of anywhere. (knock on wood) (keep brushing and flossing =D) So my doctor prescribes something which only he and fellow pharmacists around the world can read (ever look at the prescription sheet your doctor hands to you after the bad news is delivered and try to read it, you can’t). And within a couple of days of being medicated, one morning in my shower my nose revealed that she had been sleeping around behind my back and had ‘accidentally’ gotten pregnant….as after the birth my nose then delivered what can only be described as being a poorly formed placenta complete with Jello-like gobs of blood and at least a couple of other colors which not even Crayola has heard of. (sorry about that although the blog does warn you atop =D) Good news is that my upper right teeth no longer hurt and my flu has left the building. So how have you been?
p.s. I may need awhile to get caught up here.