Friday, March 23, 2012

BioWeapon Man!

I've been sick for about 7 days now with something that proves the existence of an intelligent and conscious evil bent on making lives for humans unbearable:  Adult onset hand-foot-mouth disease.  It's rampant here I've found out and what makes it particularly nasty is that you can't eat solid food.  Jello is a solid food in this case (although Jello is the other case for a conscious and intelligent evil) and leaves your mouth with raw bleeding blisters that feels like you've brushed your teeth with Captain Crunch (I love Captain Crunch but when I'm finished, it feels like my mouth has been sandpapered and ready for a coat of varnish).
So loaded with a supply of antibiotics and antivirals that would make the Center for Disease Control proud, just one thing is wrong...they don't work on this.  Can you say pissy mood?  Even the Lortabs don't help (but it is kind of fun staring at the wall while I'm on them). Today's the 7th day and hopefully it will have run it's course, and I can stop having Carnation Instant Breakfast, Carnation Instant Lunch and Carnation Instant Dinner.  Oh, and Carnation Instant Snacks.
I did have a little fun, I had to go to the bank and grocery store for more Carnation Instant Life Support and with a big bleeding gums smile on my face, I found everyone was soooo nice and polite and just gave me all the room that I needed.  How sweet of them!
Eh, I try to look at the bright side of things, I've lost 8 pounds so far.


Justine's Halloween said...

Well, that sounds dreadful! I hope you feel better soon. It's weird, but I actually thought that disease didn't exist anymore! As you said, there is a weight loss silver lining. Assuming you wanted to lose weight. Some people would be thrilled to lose eight pounds, even if they were miserable in the process!

Mr. Macabre said...

I had no idea that it even existed in the first place! It's kind of like chicken pox, children are the only ones that are supposed to get it, but then again, my father and I contracted adult onset whooping cough in 1993 and it didn't leave for 6 months.
And I'll take 8 pounds weight loss any day of the week (but rather would take a pizza about now).

Pam Morris said...

geez, this doesn't seem fun at all...never even heard of this before! hang in there, mate and keep on dreaming of that pizza!

ShellHawk said...

Poor Mister M! Sad panda!

I hope you feel better soon.

halloween spirit said...

Even weight loss can't put this in a positive light! Sounds horrible! Hope you're feeling better soon. :/

The Frog Queen said...

Hope you feel better soon!!!!

Thanks for helping us out even though you were not well. You are a good friend. I love my Halloween peeps!!


Stephanie D. said...

Quick! Take a photo and send it to AMC's The Walking Dead! Maybe they'll give you a part!