Thursday, 8 December 2016

London Bound

I've been feeling like shit all week.
Picked up something nasty during last week's shift at the hospital and have paid for it ever since.
Yesterday I sorted through 500 logs. I shifted the lot, made a dry wood pile and cleared the drive so by teatime I had a raging temperature and a pulled muscle in my diaphragm after coughing and farting  too hard at the same time.
I went to bed around 8pm and was only woke by the Prof hours later after he rather reacted rather to an unexpected piss stain!in his office on his return back from Norway.
This morning I only feel marginally better, ( temp down) but my headache, cough, stress muscle pain,  and very slight disorientation remains with me which is a bummer as I am now on the 10.04 for London.
This evening I am meeting up with Nu, for eats, chat, catch up and ballet at Saddlers Wells. I shall be home midday tomorrow!
I left The Prof vague instructions for the Ukrainian Village. Yesterday's slightly underplayed yet worrying instructions from the Government to house domestic poultry indoors for a month is just not practical in our case, so an alternative stop gap has to be sought.
I hope to transfer my girls to my friend Eirlys' farm where they can join her hens in a vast airy barn.
I shall sort this out on my return.
The Prof looked worried when I informed him of the government instructions
" I hope you haven't got bird flu" he said as I coughed and spluttered my way onto the train.

I know. I look like shite

44 comments:

  1. Did he bring you a gift back from Norway? A big Norwegian jumper would suit you fine. Have a nice trip to The Smoke and no coughing or farting at Sadlers Wells or security will eject you.

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  2. You may feel like shit, but you do make the rest of us laugh. Hope your feeling better by this evening. A few timely 'sherbets' before the ballet should help, it usually works for me.
    Jean

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  3. Nothing worse than a long train journey when you're feeling like shit. I would have stayed in bed, but you're obviously made of sterner stuff!

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    1. I only decided to go at 8 am .....a day with the Prof fussing and giving advice made up my mind for me

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    2. Its 1 pm and i am in an arthouse cinema in soho watching "nocturnal animals"

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    3. And 'Nocturnal' should be just the sort of film to take your mind off present ailments, J.G. Ranks as a clear 'goodie' in my books.

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    4. Raymondo...just saw it one of the best moviesof 2016!

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  4. Bird flu - I like it. Get home and truss yourself up nice and warm.

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  5. Argh! I hope you feel better. I hadn't heard at all about this bird advisory. But then, I don't have birds, unless you count our wild pigeon flock. And I'm not bringing THEM inside.

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  6. Hope your feel better with every mile travelled. Went to see The English National Ballet in Liverpool last Thursday -- Nutcracker! It was a real tonic so I hope the same is true for you, too! xo

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  7. sorry you feel like shit. but you will have a wonderful adventure with nu, no doubt! you cleaned up nicely!

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  8. It never fails, getting sick at the holidays, right before vacation or a big event. I hope it goes away quickly. I hope you get to crawl in bed in a dark room and sleep it away. I hope your laundry remains stain free and the chickens are safe and worry free.
    sending get well kisses from far enough away that the germs can't hurt me :)

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  9. Feel better soon and enjoy your time with your BFF!

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  10. Hope you feel better quick, and have a wonderful time with Nu. No matter, you will be with your besty, and that's always a treat, sick or not.

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  11. Oh dear, sorry to hear you don't feel well. Funny how these things strike at holiday time. I think stress has much to do with it, lowering our immune systems etc. I don't understand why birds would have to be brought indoors? Why...cold weather, bird flu epidemic???? Regardless, take care of yourself, baby yourself and hope you feel better soon.

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  12. Sounds nasty. Maybe you should have stayed home and in bed. Take care of yourself John. Sometimes we're so busy taking care of the daily chores and all of our loved one that we tend to forget to take care of ourselves. Get better soon.

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  13. Have you grown feathers and starting clucking - well then its bird flu. Wish you better - hope the piss stain was an animal and not you. But if you are ill cant be helped. Enjoy London - I am waving as in NW London.

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  14. How on earth are you going to enjoy yourself in London feeling like that? I'm worried about you John.

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    1. I'll try! Just saw a great movie...so thats a good start!

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  15. Government reaction to avian influenza exceeds common sense. When there was an "epidemic" here a couple of years ago, some states shut down transport of small flocks without expensive blood testing that made no sense. The tests were good for 30 days. The incubation period for the disease is 3 to 7 days. And that was ignoring the FACT that while millions of birds did die, almost all of them were in commercial facilities that euthanized all of them if there was a positive test. There was no die off of wild birds, there was no die off from small flocks that lived totally outside. There was also no real evidence that the disease was brought into the commercial facilities by wild waterfowl or other birds. I believe that the very few human deaths that have been reported resulting from AI were in Asian countries where the birds were living inside homes or in very close contact with children and old people who were most susceptible to it. AI is common in the environment, old timers I've talked to said once in a while there would be a die off, the survivors built an immunity, and the numbers soon recovered. It appears that poultry that is housed outside already has that immunity, it's just the highly crowded, over-sanitized commercial flocks that suffer. And there was really no evidence that commercial facilities didn't rush to annihilate their flocks just to get government subsidies.

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    1. I was wondering if you would comment jan......i agree....my birds were going to eirlys' anyway......we are away for christmas

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  16. If you start laying eggs, then we'll know it's bird flu. :)

    Feel better soon!

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  17. Enjoy your time with Nu. All my family have coughs at the moment - it's that time of year!

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  18. I hope you don't give Nu your whatever.
    Poor chickens, think they'll miss you? Do you really plan on getting them back?
    Camilla, too?

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  19. Everyone seems to be sick. Get better soon & I hope all goes well with the feathered brigade x

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  20. I always dreaded the months of November and December when our kids were in school - they were usually the first to pick up whatever the bug de jour was. I hope the Prof took care of that carpet stain to help you out! Have as good a time as your illness will allow. A few drinks should kill whatever bug has dared to enter your body :)

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  21. Get well soon John.

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  22. Sorry about all of that, but I think you look stunning in your grown up clothes.

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  23. What a shame you're feeling awful with such a lovely weekend ahead... good friends, ballet and a change of scenery might help you pull through..... here's hoping!

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  24. I hope you'll be able to enjoy despite the bug!

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  25. Good luck. I hope that time with Nu cures a lot of what ails you. And am still chuckling (sorry) at the pulled muscle because of farting and coughing simultaneously. I would love to see a doctor's face when you told him that was how you did it.

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  26. You will feel better after that ballet - and a drop of the hard stuff - I hope.

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  27. Glad you went anyway, John. An evening out with your best friend sounds restorative.

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  28. Hope you enjoyed the ballet. Hadn't heard about the government thing, didn't know it was a problem in the UK.

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  29. I hope all your girls will be Ok

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  30. I hope you feel better soon John. May I suggest a glass of champagne at the ballet may temporarily numb the pain. I wonder if you are seeing the nutcracker? I am over here in Oz.

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  31. ah! the old cough/ fart combo! even worse if the pelvic floor is weak.

    Get better soon xo

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  32. I can just picture you farting and coughing your way thru an evening at the ballet.
    Have fun.

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  33. Actually I think you look pretty good given how sick you are. Nu would've understood if you begged off. The fact that you're upright says a lot about your constitution.

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  34. Hi ho the glamorous life. Hope you feel better quickly during your travels. I'd be in bed (whining) myself. I've never heard of anyone pulling a muscle from farting too hard. But then we all know you're exceptional.

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