Well, its been a while since i had anything rant worthy to add to this blog but now that i have enough coordination to be able to type and NOT fall off my chair with a dizzy spell i figured now was as good a time as any…

Last monday i woke up at 5:30 to have a shower and get ready for work and even in my tired state i realised that there was some thing odd happening inside my head. I jumped into the shower and fell down. i figured, “dammit dino, wash the shampoo off the floor before you get out,” but as i got up i realised that there was nothing there to cause the lack of traction. Bah, must just be tired. Yeah, tired, thats it…

i finished my shower and sat down on the couch to have a smoke and before i even lit up the smoke i had a biggest bout of static vertigo i have had in quite some time. so i decided that it was not exactly a good idea to drive my car when i was having trouble maintaining balance for even a short time. i rang my boss and left a message that i wasnt going to make it in and that i was going to see the doctor. i went back to sleep for a while and when dino woke up i told her we had to go for a walk to see a doctor as i was totally munted…

Got in to see a local doc and i told him all my symptoms, ie; blocked ears, stuffed up head, dizziness, high temperature [39ºC] and cold sweats. I believed that i had a cold + an inner ear infection and without even looking into my ears he said, “nope, you just have a cold. here’s some anti-biotics, take them and you will get better.” So i began taking the anti-biotics and nothing was getting better, my dizziness was minimised for a short while but by thrusday afternoon at work it was back with a vengeance. I got home and found that dino was absolutely sick as a dog. She had a sore chest, couldn’t stop coughing, it hurt to breathe and she had a massive fever [38.4ºC] that wouldnt go away even with heaps of panadol. all night i kept asking her if she wanted to go to the emergency ward but she refused and refused but by the time i woke up for work the next morning she was worse and i again, rang my boss and told him that i had to take my wife to the emergency ward. we went to the QEII and were the only people waiting and it still took an hour and a half to be seen. then when we finally did get seen it was one of these goddamned incompetent indian doctors. she nearly stabbed dino in the brain with the thing you use to look in someone ears, she told dino to give a urine sample so she could test it and after having the sample for an hour dino went looking for the doc and she said “oh, we dont need to test your urine, who said for you to do that??” then she told dino to strip down for a chest X-ray to see if she had a chest infection, took the picture and without even looking at the film she said “no chest infection, you have this bad flu going around. here’s a script for anti-biotics. that will fix you up”

now last time i checked, Influenza is a virus and anti-biotics do not attack viruses. fuck i hate these incompetent doctors with a passion…

anyway, i stayed home and took care of dino and mick and by the end of the day, mick started coughing and i was also feeling tingly in the throat. Great. Now the whole family has it. Sigh. Saturday was more of the same but mick and i were getting worse while dino stayed the same…

Finally on sunday, dino started to feel a little better but mick and I were at our worst. mick and i had steady high temps in and around the 38ºC mark but i’ll tell you what. mick handled it better than dino or i did. he is one tough bastard thats for sure. He looked like death warmed up but still played non stop all day and night lol. my little invincible monkey…

I decided that if i felt the same on monday that i would go to the doc again [a different one ffs] and sure enough he told me exactly what i was expecting. he gave me a note for monday and told me to stay at home tuesday, that I have fluid behind my ear drums, i have a very bad strain of influenza and i more than likely caught it off my wife who caught it off a guy at her work who refused to stay at home even though he knew that he was sick with it. he told me to keep taking my anti-biotics as that would help the fluid behind my ears but that my mrs should probably stop taking hers as she had no infection that he could see. he checked mick out and just told us to keep taking care of him as we already were…

now this is where it gets even worse. We needed to go to the shops to get some stuff as we hadn’t left the house in like almost a week by now and dino was driving seeing as i couldnt keep my balance. She was doing great as she has been doing recently and as she pulled into a parking spot, i told her “stop there, thats good enough,” at which point she slammed the gas on full blast and drove the car into a tree and busted up the front end nice and crunchily. Obviously i was going off tap and she was crying but i mean for fucks sake how the hell do you mistake the throttle for the brake. she was barefoot and must have realised that she hadn’t taken her foot off the gas. so i made her fuck off and go to the shops, i quickly unfucked the car out of the tree and checked it out. luckily it was only panel and light damage so its not too bad. i just hope she hasnt bent the chassis rails that the panels sit on otherwise the car is always going to be crooked. sigh X infinity…

she got back to the car and mick was playing around in the back seat and this bit made my week. mick looks at his mum and says;

“MUUUM!! CAAAAR!!! TREEEEEE!!! BOOOOM!!!!!”

at which point i pissed myself laughing and dino asked, “did you tell him that?!” to which i replied, “nope! that was all mick!” and that lightened the mood a bit. i made dino drive us home [otherwise she would never drive again] and i took to the car with my panel beating skills so that the bonnet would open and close correctly and then when i got inside i called a few wreckers and got prices on new panels. a few hundred dollars and it will have straight, if not multi coloured panels and a new headlight unit. Today [tuesday] i woke up at like 4AM with the cold sweats and couldnt get back to sleep cause of the best migraine in the history of my damaged brain so i took some of my hardcore headache tablets which took the edge off it but didnt knock me out. so i sat up until about 9AM at which point i went to lie down, and didnt wake up again until 4PM. i still feel shithouse but i gotta go to work tomorrow. i’ve hit up a mate to get him to give me a lift to work tomorrow and until i get my car fixed so at least i dont have to worry about driving in my current condition…

Fuck the flu and fuck this week. I hate being sick cause when i get sick, i get full blown sick. i never get just a pissy little runny nose or something. i get the most hardcore strain of whatever floats around…

dammit…

One Response to “Oh glorious Influenza, how i love thee…”

  1. Do all of your blogs end with “dammit…”? Because they should.

    Also, that Mickey thing is hilarious.

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