Sunday, March 15, 2009


I found out yesterday that I don't have Whooping Cough! Yay! What I do have is an atypical case of atypical pneumonia. Typical! Thankfully a fairly mild one, and the antibiotics that I was put on just in case I had Whooping Cough can do for pneumonia as well, plus I'm already on the mend, so the order of the day is keep doing what I have been doing.

Thinking that if it wasn't WC it might have some other microsomethingorother (I'm not big on detail), one of the questions my doctor asked me was "Do you keep birds?"...

Imagine if you did, and they were Whooping Cranes, that would get kind of meta, right?

Oddly I ran into the lovely Adam yesterday (a man that I had a major crush on 10+ years ago and slept with a couple of times, and was friends with, but sadly never 'dated' as such) and he is recovering from pneumonia. Weird. With Sydney's Whooping Cough epidemic (3,000+ cases so far this year) there seems to be so many respiratory problems around. Is this the 4th Horseman? Is this how things will end? With a cough, not a whimper.

(Of course I kid, we all know it'll be The Rapture and/or alien thetans. At least the Meek will finally get something of their own, which is nice for them.)

So, weird conjectures aside, I am definitely on the mend!


Ur-spo said...

as whooping cough is nasty
mend soon.

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks Dr Spo!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

whooping cranes... you crack me up :-)

jason said...

I'm glad to hear it!

(despite the lost romance of the whooping crane)

And speaking of such, why is it that I can't even hope to imagine saying this sentence:

"a man that I had a major crush on 10+ years ago and slept with a couple of times"?

But then again, maybe there's still hope...who knows.

The Other Andrew said...

Jason, Adam is officially One Who Got Away. OMG, I adored this man! And the sex was ELECTRIC. I'm so stupid sometimes.

Lara said...

Hooray! I hope you're feeling wonderful soon.

About the bird question - my whooping cough test showed that I had been exposed to psittacosis, which you catch from birds. Random trivia of the day :)