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I have been ill.

Since this doesn't happen very often, I thought I'd record it here. Now that I'm getting older (44), maybe I will get ill more often, but I think this is my first illness of 2016 which isn't bad.

Anyway, I've had some weird fluey thing. I gave it to bunn too, who had very similar (but not quite identical) symptoms. Today was my first day back doing proper work since last Wednesday, which was good because I had the last lecture of the term for my MBA students, a joint lecture with the head of the Business School. He'd had it too. As had two of the four students. As had the small daughter of one of the others. The remaining student spent the entire lecture breathing through her handkerchief.

The key symptom for me has been complete lack of energy, for days on end. That and weight loss. I've lost ten pounds in five days. That can't be healthy. And in fact it wasn't.

Feeling much better now. I had a productive day of work which means that I'm pretty much on top of my dmbsf bttpdjbuft work but way, way behind on where I want to be in terms of Shop on the Borderlands admin. And have barely started Christmas shopping. And we don't have any decorations up. Not to mention overdue housework etc.

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allaboutweather
Dec. 14th, 2016 12:44 am (UTC)
Glad you're feeling much better!
philmophlegm
Dec. 14th, 2016 12:11 pm (UTC)
The appropriate modifier may be "somewhat" rather than "much"...
philmophlegm
Dec. 14th, 2016 12:12 pm (UTC)
...but thanks for the sentiment!
eledonecirrhosa
Dec. 14th, 2016 08:27 pm (UTC)
Have you had the dreaded 'con crud' in the wake of Armadacon? A flu-like lurgy usually brought on by the air conditioning in UK convention hotels drying out all your mucous membranes, and large numbers of fans breathing cold/flu bugs on each other.

Hope you are back to 100% soon.
philmophlegm
Dec. 14th, 2016 10:29 pm (UTC)
I'm blaming Dragonmeet much more than Armadacon. Armadacon was bright, breezy and airy, and in healthy Plymouth.

Dragonmeet on the other hand was much, much busier, and in London.

When I worked for JOLF, I often used to get ill after I got back from London trips. Any immunity has probably worn off now. Dragonmeet last Saturday. Ill by Wednesday night.

Edited at 2016-12-14 10:29 pm (UTC)
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