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January 29, 2012

Anyone have a lung I can borrow?

Rob @ 1:41 AM

HEY YOU GUYS I have returned to blogging in order to whine.

Round about last weekend, the 21st or so, I started to develop a cough. It got progressively worse over the next few days; finally on Wednesday I had to leave work midway through my shift, go home, and skip Off the Hook. Every breath that was anything more than extremely shallow ended in a most fascinating series of solids, liquids, and gases expelled from my lungs. One doctor's visit later and I've got myself a certified case of heavy bronchitis.

I now have pills, other pills, an inhaler, and a nebulizer which makes me feel like one o' them zany hookah-bar hipsters.

I've been taking it easy since, if by "taking it easy" you mean "painfully expectorating enough crud to fill a reservoir on an hourly basis."

When I was a small child, like clockwork, I used to get hit with a major case of bronchitis and/or pneumonia every Winter. Sometime in adolescence the routine began to fizzle, by my count I might have it down to about one bout per decade now. Perhaps that means after this round, I'll have my lungfuck quota filled untill the 2020s.

9 Responses to “Anyone have a lung I can borrow?”

  1. I'm using both my lungs, but let me know if you ever need a kidney!

    Fell better. *hugs*

  2. Meta says:

    ...Well, I smoke, so I don't think my lung donation offer would help much. However, I do hope you get over this nasty case of bronchitis soon. Be sure to shoo it away by getting lots of rest and practicing patience when sneezing/coughing/snotting it out of your system. Just hang in there, mister!

  3. Ann says:

    And I came down with a crud on the 23rd. Again, after about a decade without infection-borne illness.

    I thought it was a cold, but on Friday night, I noticed that I had a fever. So I'm thinking it might be strep. I am just coming out of it [fingers crossed], so I'll hold on to my lungs for now, and just hope that our battles against the wicked micro-beasts continue to be waged on more or less the same schedule, and that we are both victorious.

  4. Cyrus says:

    Hi RTF,

    I haven't talked to you in forever (since the days of LiveJournal aka "ViagraJournal"). I'm glad you have your blog back up.

    It's now the seventh, and I hope your bought of bronchitis is over. Bronchitis is a bitch. I used to get it every winter.

    Take Care,


  5. I just popped over here in order to snag your RSS feed-age (moving from reading through DW/LJ to RSSDemon on my phone...*squee!*) and I saw the new index page.

    LOVE IT!!!!

    Keep up the good works, Rob-from-the-Internetz!

  6. Sidepocket says:

    Holy fuck I hope you feel better man. And when you do...can I "borrow" your nebulizer? =D

    • Rob says:

      Thanks! But old post is old, I've been better for ages. And the nebulizer was borrowed from my mom, you'd have to fight her for it and you'd lose.

      I have to blog more often.

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