Pax Pox

Postby Jennifer Diane Reitz » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:44 pm

Sick. Soooo sickkkk....
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Idiot Glee » Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:08 pm

Well you were happy to have gone, right? You had fun? Think of how happy you were at the con, and it'll help you feel better and make the sickness melt away. You get lots of rest and get well soon, got it? A well rested healthy creatrix is a happy creatrix.

Besides that, there's hundreds of people who all actively want you better, that's gotta shake the energy of the universe to get moving on those Pax Pox. Everybody, concentrate on health and wellness.
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Anna » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:48 am

I don't want your flu, but maybe you all can feel better after my little adventure.

A few weeks ago I'd get pain, tooth pain, and my right cheek did swell, and swell...
I didn't noticed it at first, you see, our cat Buffy did lost his upper fang teeth, because of pain...
And as a good animal friend, I feel with my cat..., - but it wasn't ...
The same I had this at christmas some years ago, yes the same tooth, the upper jaw.
I'd get only some antibiotics, this emergency dentist didn't dare to more on it.

Ok, this time I was encouraged enough to go directly to a doctor, a specialist for oral and maxillofacial surgery.
6 years ago I had visit him also, - for the other side of my jaw, grin...
It was the hottest day in Germany, (not as hot as you've got, but hot for a german..., well unusual)
So I was sitting there, sweat, sitting in my own liquid. Air conditioning? In a german doctors office? Are you mad?

As the coincindence it wanted, the doctor hadn't a functional x-ray, in fact he was waiting for the new equipment and he hadn't his old one anymore.
So he did send me to my dentist, luckily, just a few streets away, he should make the x-ray pictures.
So, with my thick cheek, but some anesthetics inside i'd walk to him.
The lift wasn't function also, but, hey this is Germany, no big buildings, my dentist is in the second floor.
Well, he wasn't at that day, he had his "day off"...

Allright, back to the other doctor, He said sorry, hm , nice.
And so I had to wait for anotter time in the chair, that was good, I had to time to calm down and to sweat a bit less.

What the doctor did is clear, open it and remove the cyst.
But first he tried it at the wrong place, the tooth before the evil one, no x-ray, remember?

After it, I had to take every eight hours my antibiotics. 10 pills
Damn, I felt dizzy with that stuff.

A week later he removed the stitches, a day before I was at my dentist for the x-ray picture.

Today I was again there, 14 days are gone, and he did wanted to look again, and he decided to remove the tooth.
Now I'm here at home, the local anesthesia is going away and the pain comes clear into the reality.
I still have my analgesic from the last time, and I put a cold gel pack, cold jelly pack, or how you call it, onto my cheek.

But, I still don't want your flu in exchange.
... oooh, that paaaaiiinnn...
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Monthenor » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:08 pm

So you got to play game demos, stay at a fancy hotel, grab exclusive game swag, AND create antibodies for the coming Decimation?

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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Jennifer Diane Reitz » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:11 am

Oh, my poor Anna! Hang in there!

And, I'm slowly, slowly getting better.
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Plasman » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:17 am

Idiot Glee wrote:You get lots of rest and get well soon, got it? A well rested healthy creatrix is a happy creatrix. Besides that, there's hundreds of people who all actively want you better, that's gotta shake the energy of the universe to get moving on those Pax Pox. Everybody, concentrate on health and wellness.


Seconded. And that also goes for your spouses. :kiss:
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Anna » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:59 am

So, so, - you feel better?
Wonderfull!

I can't wait for the first Ika Takozushi (Taco-Sushi?) page.
Well, let's say, start it at October.

Please tell us how you all survived the flu, maybe some of us is the next victim. Oink.




And yes, I'm also feeling better.
(And I didn't tell the story of my "Hexenschuss"* which was also in the same days)hehehe...


*"Hexenschuss", a german popular name for back pain, comes normally from the spin,
for me it was a little above the pelvis, I had it for 3 weeks, grrrrrrrrr!
Sitting painfull on the doctors chair and he is in business with my teeth, aaarrgghh!
Still, no wish of exchange with your flu! :wink:
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Jennifer Diane Reitz » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:44 pm

I'm just very weak now; the coughing has mostly stopped, and so has the diarrhea. I never got the vomiting.

Eldenath was worst hit, lots of fever, vomiting, chills, diarrhea, coughing her lungs out - she's still having trouble keeping food inside her at either end.

Sandi got it from us, but very mild, same with Stephen, mildest of all. Fortunately.

I just have no energy, and it's still hard to think straight. Just making the store bits for my books took several revisions to get it right. Flu kind of fucks up the brain somehow.
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Wizard CaT » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:38 pm

(*,*)

He's coming for you!

Hope you feel better.
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Plasman » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:08 am

Anna wrote:And yes, I'm also feeling better.

Eeep. Sorry, I shoulda wished you well as well. :oops: But I assumed you were talking in the past tense; that is, you were all better already.

Back pain sucks. I sometimes get these dull stiffness aches around my shoulder blades and lower neck, and they are a real pain in the - er, neck, I guess.
I blame it on my bad posture, and also the time I wrenched a muscle in my neck by accident while lying in bed as a kid. That's right folks - your bed is hazardous to your health.
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby draque » Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:42 pm

Glad you're feeling better ^^. I knew a couple of people that came back from PAX with something (don't know if it was actually H1N1, but they were on their asses for a few days). If you guys had the same thing, it's good that it's finished running it's course.
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Jennifer Diane Reitz » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:54 pm

I figured I should offer an update:

Elde is still pretty sick. No fever, but she still can't keep foods down, and she shits almost uncontrollably. We're keeping her hydrated successfully, but it is worrisome.

Stephen is fine. Sandi is nearly fine, just very weary, both physically and mentally.

I'm getting steadily better, but I am always exhausted, and I can't think well enough to do serious work. It's like mental fatigue, or some kind of brain cloud. Where's the volcano?

At least the damn workmen are gone. We've been invaded for the last month and some by contractors working on the house, paid for by a bit of refinancing. New kitchen surfaces, doors fixed, gutters fixed, roof repairs, house painted, and something for me; a big Japanese style soaking tub. Think a modern-styled version of the one from My Neighbor Totoro. I've wanted one my whole life, at (nearly) fifty, I finally will get to enjoy one. I'll do pictures when I am well enough, and tell you how it is when I can finally try it. The caulk is still drying, and frankly, I am too enervated to be up to soaking in a tub. I feel like I would just pass out. But... when I am better. Something to look forward to.

I was able to do a little work on Takozushi, but it was hard. It is really hard to concentrate. This flu... it sucks. It just sucks. And it lasts a very long time.
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Relee » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:20 pm

Oh that's neat! Are you going to have some guy out back of your house stuffing logs up your tuckus to make the fire go higher?
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Anna » Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:16 am

Well, one thing gives me, hm, a strange feeling.
Just before the new adventure starts, - Jennifer gets the piggy flu.
Understand?
An adventure with pigs as protagonists, ok, Ika is a hybrid between a sqiud and a pig, but he still looks very much like a pig...
(^0^)= (*,*)
Coincidence?
A higher plan?
The future will gives an answer, . hopefully.



PS.:
For Elde...

There is a medicament/drug here in Germany it's called "Imodium".
(Maybe you've stil got it since a while, if not, ask for a similar stuff.)
The producer has an english name, it should be sold also in the USA, I hope.
You can get it free or a bit stronger by a doctors recipe. (here in Germany)
I wouldn't take it to offen, but it can help.
It brakes out the intestine a bit.
That's better than to loose to much water.

My doctor told me the old thing, drink coke and eat "Salzstangen", a snack, you know it as pretzel sticks
Well it means, drink much, a sweet tea and consume some salted things.
The body looses salt and water, that's a way to get it a bit back.
I don't believe that it can stop it, but it supports your body.
A hot tasty chicken soup will do it also.
Get well, all of you!
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Coda » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:55 am

Yeah, we have Imodium here; it's an anti-diarrheal. It does indeed plug you up quite well.
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Plasman » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:33 am

I remember someone once said they took Imodium and a laxative, in order to see which one would "win". :D

At any rate, make sure you and Elde keep up your fluids, and eat your vegies! (Yes, they're supposed to smell like that; they're good for you. OMG I'm channeling my mother.)

Seriously, though... get better, all of you. :kiss:
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby InterNutter » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:19 pm

Have you tried this one on your veggie-hating family member?

<b>Eatyerveggies Kludge</b>

Implements:

1 big pot
1 handy cooktop-esque heat source
1 stirring instrument of choice

Ingredients:

Olive oil [enough for the bottom of the pot]
Herbs and spices to taste
1 large tin diced tomatoes
tomato paste
tomato sauce
1 large-ish amount of the hated vegetable of choice
500g minced beef
1-2 blocks of decent melting cheese
Water
2-3 handfuls of rice
2-3 handfuls of soup mix

Method:

* Cover bottom of pot with oil, add herbs and spices. Warm on low heat.
* Add mince and turn up to medium. Cook slowly so the mince turns out without large lumps. Brown lightly.
* Add diced tomatoes and a generous portion of tomato paste, as well as some tomato sauce. Stir in.
* Add the hated vegetable, and enough water to make sure the mixture is covered. Turn up to high.
* Once the mixture is boiling, add the cheese, rice and soup mix.
* Stir frequently until the cheese has worked through, then return to a simmer or remove from heat.
* Serve when thick.

It got my older fussbudget child, Mayhem, to eat hated cauliflower. It may get Elde to realise that veggies are not teh ebil. Share and enjoy.
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby Alfador » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:39 am

So now I have con crud from Rainfurrest. Given the theme of the convention this year, I believe the cure is for me to EAT ALL OF YOUR BRAINS. ;]
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby strange_person » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:31 pm

At least they're not self-aware.
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Re: Pax Pox

Postby draque » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:36 am

Yeesh, you guys really got hammered by that virus. It's good to hear that things are slowly getting better, but I hope you're on the tailend of the sickness by now.
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