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September 04, 2004

The last 24 hours have sucked. Side effects from the gout medication were awful. I think I spent 16 of the last 24 hours in the bathroom. (But it's still better than the gout.)

Then, I ran a fever all afternoon and evening; I finally broke it about half an hour ago with the assistance of sweatshirt, sweatpants, slipper-socks, and four heavy blankets. I'm still drenched with sweat.

I think I might just survive.

I'm pretty sure I haven't slept more than 6 of the last 48 hours. I did drift off this evening, though, and had the weirdest dream.

It was the last night of the GOP Convention, and as all the delegates were preparing to return to their hometowns, a bio-weapon with a long incubation time was released by terrorists.

How my dream-self knew this was the case is beyond me; dreams are weird.

I don't remember the middle of the dream, except that it involved force fields subdividing the continent to contain the plague; dreams are weird.

My fever broke, and the dream ended with the cities of Teheran and Damascus incinerated; dreams are weird.

And scary.

Posted by Russ at 01:51 AM, September 4, 2004 in Personal Stuff

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Get better, Russ.

Posted by: Donnah at September 4, 2004 10:51 AM

Russ - what are you taking for gout (I'm just coming off a two-forbesing-week bout myself?

All they give me is Indocin (which I have finally convinced them to give me to have on-hand, rather than having to wait) and I don't hae any sides from that.

Number two - have you figured out what triggers it for you? I haven't been able to twig it yet, since I've had three attacks with little commonality in the food/drink/exercise picture.

Number three - any chance on scoring a cluebat? A co-worker of mine is doing well enough in his sideline business he's ordering a laser engraver. That opens up some possibilities, eh?

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at September 4, 2004 11:35 AM

I took colchicine for the immediate symptom relief; that's where the side effects came from. I also got a prescription for allopurinol to prevent future incidents.

I'm not quite sure what triggered this incident - I guess just a bit too much red meat.

Laser? Cool. Those things are pricey, for sure. And versatile.

As it happens, I have one bat on the lathe getting a finish right now - I haven't been able to work on it this week, what with the foot.

I have both walnut and maple 4x4 blanks ready to roll, though - take your pick.

Posted by: Russ at September 4, 2004 12:24 PM