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Anyone get sick this year?

SecComSecCom Registered User regular
edited October 2010 in PAX Archive
I think this was the first PAX where I actually didn't have some sort of cold or flu or whatever on the trip home. I came prepared with my small bottle of germ-x, cold medicine and bottle of vitamin c.

I hope everyone else did alright, I was also trying to generally eat healthier. A lot of veggies can go a long way to keeping your immune system boosted. How did everybody else do?

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  • JucJuc EdmontonRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    SecCom wrote: »
    I think this was the first PAX where I actually didn't have some sort of cold or flu or whatever on the trip home. I came prepared with my small bottle of germ-x, cold medicine and bottle of vitamin c.

    I hope everyone else did alright, I was also trying to generally eat healthier. A lot of veggies can go a long way to keeping your immune system boosted. How did everybody else do?

    I sure came back with a flu, I had the lucky break of sitting beside someone who I later found out had a 105 fever in the handheld lounge, not that I can guarantee that's who infected me, I'll blame him anyway because it's easy.

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  • strebaliciousstrebalicious Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Slightly sore throat, but that might have been my lack of drinking water more than anything. Guzzled about four bottles of water on the plane ride back home and I felt fine before we landed.

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  • ZionadZionad CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mostly just fatigue from pax overload :D

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  • KaneKane Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Minor sore throat from being at a REALLY loud party that I had to yell to be heard at. Wife has a bit of a cold, too.

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  • Aidan_Aidan_ Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Two days out and still feel strong. And I even shook hands with people!

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  • CrabblesCrabbles Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My wife has sore throat and congestion.

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  • MadpoetMadpoet Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Slight whiplash from the Splatterhouse party. Worth it.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Only thing I had was a sore throat from talking/concert screaming all weekend and sore feet from walking.

    Surprisingly healthy.

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  • ZionadZionad CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I liked the addition of the soap dispensers everywhere. I'm sure they helped. Though, maybe they were there last year and I just didn't notice them.

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  • SrenaebSrenaeb Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I got PAX-H1N1 last year, so this year I washed my hands tonnes of times.
    Yeah I also noticed they had tonnes of hand cleanser gels everywhere too.
    So yay! no pax-flu this year

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  • FenrisknightFenrisknight Token Canadian CanadianRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Seem to be fine here! And I shook both Mike and Jerry's hands, so if that didn't spread disease I guess we're all in the clear!

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  • trickycooljtrickycoolj Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I avoided filling my water from any of the communal water coolers (were there even any this year?), used sanitizer after every demo station, used soap and water before meals and before getting on my BYOC machine and generally tried to eat healthy and keep snacks on me. Worst I got was jet lag from traveling 10 miles from my house. Unfortunately returned to work to find someone across the hall from me doggedly sick and getting nastier by the hour. So much for getting out of PAX unscathed!!

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  • DracilDracil Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Yeah I'm sick. Meh.

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  • LixyLixy Jobless Manchild Edmonds, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Head Cold/Weak stomach since yesterday. Mostly a mixture of exhaustion/depression that PAX was over.

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  • HeatherlingHeatherling Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Didn't get sick, but my throat was pretty sore from working at a booth Sat/Sun. :P

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I lost my voice after a night of yelling over people at a dance party and laughing my guts out at 1am before I had to fly out. I regained it after I got home but it's funny to know that I can say I laughed so hard I lost my voice.

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  • ravemongerravemonger [E] Silicon ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Nope, feeling fine which is nice since after Prime last year I was out for another week of work due to the flu. This year I was more careful to disinfect the hands with purell after playing demos and thoroughly scrubbing down before eating. Also lots of sleep, water and vitamin c probably helped.

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  • UpthornUpthorn Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Not sick at all, which is nice, because after prime last year, I ended up having to drop all my classes due to illness.

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  • stuffedskullcatstuffedskullcat Head Kerfuffler? I dunno... PDXRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Started getting a sore throat mid-Monday, and slept pretty much all of Tuesday. So far it's just a scratchy throat and some fatigue... <blood pours out of eye sockets, back bubbles form and pop out small goblinesque creatures>

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2010
    I didn't get sick, but the transmission in my car died as we were getting on the highway to go home. That should count for something.

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  • neurosliceneuroslice Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I have a sore throat starts in my nasal cavity. And a sinus headache. It doesn't feel good.

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  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    No sickness here. And I did a lot of handshaking and meeting people. Last year was really just a really bad case of what will always happen when we have so many people sharing a small area for so long.

    I do hope that everyone who got sick is feeling better.

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  • nemaihnenemaihne Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Somehow I dodged the bullet this year. I think it was because I slept just about all the way home. (23 hours on Amtrak)
    I am actually pretty thrilled about it, because last year by this time I was hallucinating a bit.

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  • SecComSecCom Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    nemaihne wrote: »
    Somehow I dodged the bullet this year. I think it was because I slept just about all the way home. (23 hours on Amtrak)
    I am actually pretty thrilled about it, because last year by this time I was hallucinating a bit.

    Yea I was getting a little worried since lack of sleep can do some horrible things to the immune system, but I think I just had everything working in the other departments. The vitamin C was key imo, but the hand sanitizer was also helpful.

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  • Cerrato0426Cerrato0426 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Everyone in my crew survived this year except for mild cases of post-PAX depression. I'm glad because last year I was pretty much in a coma right now. I washed my hands pretty religiously but I still abused myself with alcohol and crappy food for the most part.

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  • cobaltKatDronecobaltKatDrone WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Little bit of a sore throat, but two of by friends got sick.

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  • AprecheApreche Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I got a bad case of PAXitis. Can only be cured by more PAX.

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  • SwordMageSwordMage Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mid-level concrud, resulting in half a day off from work. Sore throat, headache, the usual.

    Husband came home perfectly fine, and then got it from me.

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  • GundabadGundabad PAX East & Unplugged Tabletop Manager NJRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    sore throat and a runny nose, pretty much all better by Tuesday morning but generally just feeling a bit run down now. Just need another solid night of sleep.

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  • MarySueMarySue Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Sore throat, sneezing, headache, low grade fever.


    May have picked it up from the kind of yucky bar I stumbled into while looking for food before my train left on Monday.

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  • rnicollrnicoll Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Slight temperature, mostly feeling rather wobbly. A bit mopy because I'm ill 5,000 miles from home, but I fly back tomorrow. Used the hand cleansers, but there was a lot of travelling and not a lot of sleep...

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  • SurlyDuffSurlyDuff Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So far so good. Biggest difference for me this year was I avoided the bean bags in the handheld lounge. I swear germs hang out there more than anywhere else. Oh and if I could, I avoided the headsets, especially the mics.

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  • Silvestri99Silvestri99 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Came out with a sore throat, nothing major but since I was there all weekend I know where it came from.

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  • eMDeeeMDee Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I luckily didn't get sick this year nor did I get PAX-flu last year. Though due to how much more fun I had this year I'm going through a phase of Post-PAX lethargy

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  • AereusAereus CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I'm healthy, but the friend I was traveling with returned with a wicked cold. I was wrecked for two weeks after PAX East, so I'm thankful for getting one convention off from con crud!

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  • CybitCybit Merch Underling RedmondRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Got H1Nerd1 last year, but brought a monstrous bottle of hand sanitizer with me, and abused it regularly, and no (so far) PAXflu for me.

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  • akjakakjak Thera Spooky GymRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    We did not become ill.

    My throat was sore, but I think that was from all the cheering

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  • Winter324Winter324 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I was fine right up until I played Killzone 3 in 3D. The rest of the day and into the next I was dizzy and had a headache. No 3D gaming for this guy.

    Oh, and some dehydration. My own fault obviously.

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  • edgeofbladeedgeofblade Warlock Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I know exactly what made me sick.

    Alcohol.

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  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I know exactly what made me sick.

    Alcohol.

    WORD.

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