September 8, 2007, 4:32 am

Another Viral Victory


If there is anything I hate it’s a passive-aggressive virus.

One day you think you are dying and you sleep for twenty-four hours.

Ah…it was a 24-hour bug. No harm, no foul. This is followed by another 24-hour period during which you resume your activities of daily living.

Then it hits you again.

It’s 0430, I slept through the entire evening so now I can’t sleep, I have a headache, my stomach hurts, my digestive track is churning like buttah, I’m too sick to study, to exhausted to fold clothes, I’m miserable and I just called in sick.

And to top it off, Notre Dame plays at 1500. I don’t care if I have to sit in front of the TV with an emesis basin and a commode – I’m watching the game!

(Please don’t make any cracks about how badly they played last week. I’m too weak to defend my Irish.)

And that concludes tonight’s whining broadcast. Thank you for listening. I don’t feel any better but hey, if you can’t whine on your blog where can you whine?


  • Awesome Mom

    September 8, 2007 at 9:13 am

    I hope you feel better soon!

  • Kellie

    September 8, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    I hope you feel better soon. I’ve had a similar little tricky virus the past week and it has not been fun at all. I still sat through the OSU game to cheer on my Buckeyes….hopefully you will be feeling a bit better to cheer on your Irish!

  • Dominic Carone

    September 8, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Well, at least you are feeling ok enough to keep the blog updated. I like your postings. My wife is an RN and I will pass it along to her. I appreciate your work as a nurse. You and your colleagues do not get enough credit for what you do.

    To me, a few things are apparent. The U.S. healthcare system has many problems but having it run by the government will not make it better. It will make it worse because the government always seems to mismanage things, especially soemthing on this massive of scale. I also don’t want half of my paycheck going to social services. And lastly, I am all for people systems that hold people accountable for poor health care and reward those for good health care. it is only by having transparency that people will know where to get the best health care.

    Dominic A. Carone, Ph.D.
    Founder and Webmaster of and The MedFriendly blog.

  • Julie

    September 9, 2007 at 1:16 am

    Hope you feel better soon Kim, hope you are feeling better later and that your team wins!

  • Candy

    September 9, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    If your virus is winning, then Penn State and Oregon must be viruses! I’m not sure you’re feeling any better following the game…I’m certainly not after Michigan’s second debacle in as many weeks…

  • Chris

    September 9, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    It seems like every time that I get sick or even have surgery that this is the case. It’s as if our immune system hits it with everything it’s got, only to weaken itself enough that the virus/inflammation/ etc. comes back with a vengeance. Feel better!

  • Jo

    September 9, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    aw, I’m sorry. I hope you recover soon!

  • AlisonH

    September 9, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    I’ll bring the chicken soup…

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  • Marijke

    September 10, 2007 at 4:37 am

    Poor you!
    I’m leaving for vacation in a few days and I wanted to find some big plastic bubble that I could live in for a while because I become paranoid about getting sick just before I have to go somewhere.

    Hope you feel better soon. Those nasty viruses know how to knock us flat.

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