But other than the great banter my friends provide, I couldn't enjoy myself though for two reasons. First, I came down with some flu later on in the day. I blame a guy at that anime meeting who shook my hand, then wiped it under his nose, apologizing for being sick. Then he breathed on me, but I needed to talk with him, since he's on my "Who's Katsu is it Anyway" half-time show for Cosplay at Katsucon, where I am the moderator this year (abuse will rule). I washed my hands with some alcohol-based sanitizer I reserve in my backpack for such occasions. Then, later on that night, my stomach reacted like I ate eggs or beans (both which I am violently allergic to), and I was sick to my stomach until 4am before it... er, "passed." Then the rest of Sunday, I felt stiff and achy, but thought I was just tired... until...
The second reason was that work called just before the Superbowl half-time show, and our network was a victim (it seems, looking at all this in hindsight) that the SQL virus/DoS attack flooded our company over the weekend. I had to get in and fix some of the aftermath, only to find out it was mostly still going on. It didn't stop until this morning, where the database had a lot of open tickets on the various Cisco routers affected. Internal Computing is in a lot of trouble. Luckily, I am not in Internal Computing, I just hate them from time to time because they foul up so much. So for hours, I was dialed into work, praying what I needed done could be done without having to get dressed for work. I succeeded, because what couldn't be done, couldn't have been done for work, either.
But the added stress of this made me even sicker, and by 10pm, I was shaking with high fever, cursing my immune system which had failed yet again. I was so sick. I took some Tylenol PM, but it didn't put me to sleep fast enough. Then I took some Echinacea and some sort of "Flu-preventer" which you are supposed to take at first onset of flu symptoms. It doesn't cure the flu, but does make it shorter in length. I am happy to report that I finally went to sleep around 11pm, and then woke up with very little symptoms, little enough that going to work was not a problem. Right now, I feel a little sick, but not like shaking with fever, suffering pain in my joints, or wishing I was dead so I could rest. I took some more of those meds, and I hope they hold out until I can get home.
I seem to have gotten sick so much in the last few months. Two bad ones (one really bad), and several smaller ones that lasted for days. I have lost many days of work because of some illness or another. I wonder if my body is just stressed out and finally just went mutinous on my lifestyle. If I get really sick again? I am going to the doctor and find out if maybe there's something deeper wrong with me.
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