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commentson 28 October 2003 : 08:46, mark sez:

Well if you havent learned anything you'll be as mad as a bag of frogs. You'll certainly appreciate your usual freedom to travel too.

commentson 28 October 2003 : 09:29, anne sez:

heh... it ain't all bad, justin. at least these are very superficial ailments. i am glad that you went to the doctor, however, since it sounds like waiting around to see what happens might have had serious consequences. a powerful wake up call- stress really is a killer. and it's a good thing you're not skittish about needles, as i am. if i had to live for an extended period of time with a needle in my arm i think i would pass out.

sorry about your friend's mom. i hope it all works out. death seems to have stepped out of the shadows recently.

commentson 28 October 2003 : 10:16, alison sez:

i feel for you man. in fact, so much so that i woke up with a sympathy cold sore this morning. completely induced i believe.

commentson 28 October 2003 : 10:20, C(h)ristine sez:

Wowzers -- but I'm glad you went to a doctor, and have a roadmap out of this!

I concur with Anne -- stress is a killer. I had high blood pressure, and had such GI distress and pain that I had to undergo a colonoscopy at the age of 30 -- and decided it was time to make a change in my emotional lifestyle. Hard to change, but I'm not falling apart anymore.

Hope it gets resolved soon, and that the pain gets better, and that your spirits lift.

commentson 28 October 2003 : 10:31, kurt sez:

your ailments are a wake-up call. will you hear it?

commentson 28 October 2003 : 11:19, erika sez:


commentson 28 October 2003 : 14:32, liza sez:

One night I put my right foot on the first step of the stairs and I felt like I was going to fall back. The next morning I woke up with my whole body freezing cold in my bed, and its summer! So I get two afghan blankets, a comforter, and a down comforter. Sometime later I pass out. When I wake up Im so hot and sweaty my jaw lenght hair is soaked!

I tell my mother that Im not feeling well. Her jaw drops at the sight of me and makes me go to the doctor. "No mom I only have the flu." "I dont care! Your going to the doctor!" I guess I looked dead. I didnt look in the mirror. So alone I drove myself to the doctor.

To get to the point, I was on the verge of death, had Ehrlichiosis.
I had the bear minimun amount of red and white blood cells. When my doctor told me my blood work was impressive I though it was because I had started to take vitamins. But she meant that I was just about clinicly dead yet walking, talking, DRIVING, etc!

Took me a month of getting over the sickness. Then another month to recover from the Signs & Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis. I would become bone cold a lot. I took at least three baths a day to keep warm. My hearing became sensitive. My joints stiffed. I couldnt lift my neck when I would sleep. There are other sypmtoms but I forget.

It wasnt fun and Im glad to have my health back.

commentson 28 October 2003 : 15:43, sez:

take care man.

sorry, my earring in the ear theory was waaaay off! I am sending good thoughts...

commentson 28 October 2003 : 16:07, B sez:

Get well soon!
We will come visit you.
What sort of comfort foods or games do you want us to bring!?
Best wishes!
bevin & j

commentson 28 October 2003 : 18:26, Timothy Burke sez:

Jeez, guys, there's no cosmic significance to ringworm and shingles, no messages from the universe. (Hey, I was right *twice*). They just *are*, you know? And trust me, though it doesn't have any long-term consequences *unless* it gets into the eyes (usually), it really fucking sucks. It hurts. The drugs you take, especially in this case, since they have to suppress a fire-up from getting close to your optic nerves, are strong.

commentson 29 October 2003 : 00:11, Francesco sez:

Hey Justin,

after all it's nothing that bad, you'll recover fast.
As for me I'm leavig today for a business trip and I've got a 'flu...:(

Anyway, take care and try to relax for a few days.

Ciao ciao,


commentson 29 October 2003 : 23:08, benj sez:

yowzers. it's very creepy seeing that IV hookup in that room of yours. fascinating detail shot. try listening to some blues. those are two very nasty things to get at once. crazy. i hope you take it easy and get well soon.

commentson 30 October 2003 : 03:01, nekkid sez:

Bummer dude. Look on the bright side, at least you didn't come down with bronchitis this past spring while living in Hong Kong. ;-P

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