PAX has come and gone, though I'm sure some of it's effects still remain with you. That's right, that pervasive air of sickness that afflicts so many. It should come as no surprise after being in a building with so many people, sharing controllers, air, and in many cases, food.
Share your sob stories about being sick!
Myself, I came away rather lightly with at wost a slight sinus cold, which was not helped at all by the extremely dry air in the WSCTC.
I credit the prodigious ammounts of alcohol I consumed throughout the weekend. The CONSARS never stood a chance.
~ Buckaroo Banzai
Fast Forward to this morning: I was running a slight fever (now considerably higher), body aches, chills, coughing, and lungs full of crud making breathing a challenge, and doping myself up on NyQuil. (Needless to say, I stayed home on sunday.)
Deeply sorry to House Hufflepuff, the bar crawl may have been Ground Zero.
Since then I've been to the ER (couldn't breathe, extreme dizzyness, wracked with pain), and am waiting for the results of a throat swab so we know what flu strain we're dealing with.
I didnt catch anything. I used lots of blizcon hand sanitizer.
Only downside is my bleeding chafe. Yeah its horrible
Here's hoping that PAX09 won't be a huge outbreak of swine flu >.>
Unfortunately, I had too much tipple at the bar crawl and was in "kissy-drunk" mode for much of the evening. Those poor souls who got more than a peck on the cheek are probably screwed.
I was only sickish on Saturday evening. No H1N1 for me!
<Moe_Fwacky> nice girls
<Moe_Fwacky> robbed drugstores together
Yeah, I woke up with my throat a little tight and my feet sore. It didn't help that each night I had to walk up hill to my house. But thankfully I dodged the shootout at a local bar when I finally got back to Renton, you would be surprised how fast you can run with a green bag full of swag when 30+ gunshots are 50 feet away from you.
I blamed the rain at first but now it's positive we had an infected amongst us.
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Facebook For You.
...and I have a proposal to write for my first day back to school tomorrow. Damn this nerd flu.
I went camping directly after pax on saturday so I had no access to the internetz, all I knew was that I felt like "a truck hit me" <- well said there. Terrible cough, phlem, headache, stuffy nose, all the best things!
Come back to find you all have it too, outstanding times, thanks to the one who passed it, power to those who have it. I'm not too down, got a day off from work out of it!
Suffer well brothers and sisters!
102 fever when I checked 30 mins ago, feeling weak/tired since yesterday...
Power to the infected!
-- Publisher, Saucy Goose Press
-- On Twitter @trishalynn
Wait just a minute, buddy. There's worse flus going around that are completely unrelated to piggy flu, and the piggy flu is only killing people who Darwin is already trying to weed out of the gene pool anyway (read: underlying health problems).
The regular winter flus this year are turning into pneumonia. Go get your standard winter flu shots. I don't want you to get hit by one of the other strains later.
(Slightly useful fact: the only reason the CDC is panicking is because swine flu's shell has proteins that our bodies have never seen before, so your white blood cells are saying "laa-dee-dah... who are you? You're not on my watchlist. You seem legit. Have a nice evening, no cover charge for a pretty little pathogen like you".)
Virginia Mason ER = Good. Harborview Medical ER = Bad.
Harborview lives in the ghetto where all the gang shooting victims, king county jail inmates, huge immigrant families with six screaming kids, oxycontin junkies, waiting room homeless looking for naps and "It's probably heartburn, but I'm bored, crave attention, and there's a slight chance it's a heart attack, so I called an ambulance and if you don't get me a bed immediately I will sue you!" asshats go.
In all likelihood, it is where the zombie apocalypse will start.
I figure it's inevitable after all the controller/mouse/keyboard sharing going on in the expo halls and free play areas that we're all going to catch a little something.
Get well soon PAXers!
I have what i thought started as a sinus infection a week n a half ago, but my body fought it off. Then come Saturday night/Sunday morning i noticed intense headaches, coughing, phlem, sore throat, runny nose, and continuous body aches.
Not quite sure what the turn-out will be for this certain cold, but hopefully not strep throat... which unfortunately is what i believe will be the outcome.
Good luck to all my other PAX members.
Hope you all turn out better soon.
My skin is sensitive to every light touch - even wearing a t-shirt hurts. My joints and bones ache. My spine aches. When I lean close to the monitor the heat coming off of it feels like a hot pan on the stove. I have a fever and a runny, stuffed up nose. My sinuses hurt. I can barely walk normally, I'm reduced to hobbling. I had a sore throat earlier too. At least I don't feel nauseous.
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At the time of writing this, I have now slept approximately 20 hours straight (A personal best).
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[Edit] And no, I was not on drugs during this experience.
I WOULD DO IT ALL AGAIN THE SAME WAY!
Edit at 4 AM: Yep, I've got it, too. Awake because of the cough and not being able to breathe.
You guys were real troopers with the prizes. Sorry to hear you acquired the pox.
Try popsicles, they're helping us.
It's my shoulders that are the worst though. I'm probably going to need a massage after all this.
But really it was absolutely worth it. A small price to pay for an amazing weekend.