Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Too Sick To Game

Miidicine...medicine for Miis?  Click to enlarge.
Coffee Beans:
     Some of you may have noticed last week that I only did one "data" story, and that was it.  I didn't do my "FPS Friday" post as I had done 4-weeks in a row prior to this past Friday, and I didn't get to finish my post(now coming this week) I was working on about Mrs. Coffee and I finishing Donkey Kong Country Returns.

     Well, last Thursday morning I woke up feeling a little cold.  I thought, "What'd we leave the heat on last night?!"  I finished getting ready for class, and as I was about to leave Mrs. Coffee handed me an egg, cheese, and toast sandwich she had prepared me...I usually wolf those down...but after one bite, I said something like, "I'm not hungry, but I'll take it with me."
     As I was sitting in class, I was still feeling cold, but dismissed it after another classmate said, "It's cold in here!"
     After surviving the drive home, I walked in the door and set my still unfinished breakfast sandwich and backpack on the table, and told my wife that I wasn't feeling well, and was going to lie down.
     I slept Thursday afternoon until about 4:30PM when she woke me up, and when I checked my temperature it was around 102 degrees at the time.  She found some Nyquil-ish type cold/flu medicine and gave it to me.

     I stayed up Thursday evening like a zombie watching our son, but played the "Stay as far away as possible" game, hoping to not get him sick.  I ended up staying in the bed pretty much all day Friday with a fever, then helped watch our son for a few hours again Saturday morning, and as soon as my wife walked in the door, I headed straight back to the bed.
     Before I got sick last Thursday, I had told a blog follower(who runs his own gaming blog, MyLittleGamer.Blogspot.com) that I would try to play some online matches of ExciteBots: Trick Racing with him and/or his son, and record footage of the matches.
     It didn't happen Thursday, and it didn't happen Friday.  When I was awake Saturday morning, I knew it wasn't going to happen then either, so I sent him a message Saturday afternoon before passing back out, letting him know I was sick and I wouldn't be hopping online to play for a while because I was sick.
     I got out of the bed briefly Saturday evening to eat some soup, and headed back to it soon after.  I was taking the cold/flu medicine about every 4 hours(as directed), but it didn't really help with sleeping, as I just found I myself to be tossing and turning often.
     Saturday evening I decided to bring my DS Lite to the bed, and see if perhaps I could play some while I was tossing and turning...after only playing for a period of about 10 minutes, I knew I was too sick to play!  I couldn't concentrate on the game enough with my headache, neck-ache, backache, and random coughing fits, so I put the DS Lite away, and went back to tossing and turning for a few hours before falling asleep again.

    Today marks the fifth day of fighting this(apparently the flu), but I'm feeling better than I was this past Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday...though feeling better than those days, isn't saying a whole lot!
     I should be getting back to posting on a more regular basis this week, with a data post coming later tonight...

     I really hope all of you and your family/friends stay well, and avoid getting what I've had.  This was the first time, in the longest, that I can remember actually being too sick to game, and instead preferring to sleep.
     Can any of you recall being so sick, that you didn't feel like gaming or doing anything other than sleeping?


  1. Looks like its moving across the country. Every one and there mom was sick in SF Bay about 2 weeks ago. I got off lucky with a 3-4 day head and body ache. My girlfriend was sick for over a week. I did manage to game a bit bit on the 3rd day but the first two days all I did was watch Netflix.

  2. Hey bud, sorry to hear that. I had noticed a lack of activity over the week - sorry to hear it was due to illness and not something like 'locked in a room with a coffee machine and 12 new games' or 'on vacation for 2 weeks'.

    As my wife delicately likes to put it, I'm a 'big baby' when I get sick. 45 minutes sleep the prior night? no problem - gaming marathon incoming. But as soon as I get sick, I just curl up in bed. Like Brad, sometimes I'll have some netflix running in the background, but that's about the extent of it. Hope you're feeling all the way better sooner than later. Take it easy!

  3. i've been there before, but my son, never.. he has been so sick he couldn't stand up, but he still wanted to play his games.
    glad to hear your doing better.. in the last day ive gained a real bad cough. im hoping it doesn't turn into anything real bad.. Daemion can't wait to play ya!

    oh, and coffee.. check the new post at GN.. there is a place giving away E3 tickets.. this includes airfare and stay.. you need to win it!
    id try, but Daemion is too young.. and now that i think about it, i wouldn't want to go without him. if you cant find the post, email me.. ill hook you up with a link!
    later bro.

  4. @Brad Jerger (The Butcher):
    I didn't even watch Netflix, or want to watch it really.
    Thanks(or NOT!) for sending it our way! Perhaps we can send some snow your way, since it seems like that's a rarity over that way...

    "locked in a room with a coffee machine and 12 new games' or 'on vacation for 2 weeks"
    HAHA! Nope, kind of crazy, I didn't have any coffee Thursday, Friday, and Saturday...not sure about Sunday either, but I did have a little on Monday...perhaps that's the way I know if I'm really sick, I turn down coffee!

    @My Little Gamer:
    "there is a place giving away E3 tickets"
    I did see that actually, and even bookmarked the page...I need to check it out and sign up for it, as the plane ticket and hotel being paid, with some food costs, would be absolutely awesome!

    Thank you all for the well wishes! Hopefully everybody stays well from here on out!

  5. White Flower Oil (http://embrocation.50webs.com) was introduced to me by my mother. During one of my headaches, she gave me this tiny bottle of oil and told me to massage it on my temples and forehead. Amazingly, it worked! Somehow the oil penetrates into the affected area and relieves the pain.


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