Monday, 9 July 2012

I Need Stronger Cough Medicine

Anne if ye read this, then sorry to drag you on to Blogger when you aren't planning it but the post I mentioned is going to tomorrow, not today. I'm not going to say anything bad though.

Strange title for a post I know but seeing how the worst part of what's affecting my health is a rather nasty cough, I think it stands to reason I could want stronger cough medicine. Or a new set of lungs. My health issues seem to be lessening, but I have no doubt they will be back. My body hates summer. It hates sunshine and it hates warmth. I'm not being a depressed goth/emo, I have proof. Every single summer I end up dead on my feet. Sometimes it's not so bad, and I get by, and I'm actually healthy, but my body doesn't adapt well to seasonal changes. Normally when people have Seasonal Affective Disorder they suffer from mental duress, but I think that the depression brought on by the season changing, along with my regular depression, takes a toll on my body. Really I wouldn't be surprised if the reason I'm never totally healthy is my depression. But I've bitched and whined enough for now. 'Tis a Monday, and it's a time of reflection. Of the last week. I've been answering questions all week so it makes this a lot simpler, I can just say what questions I've answered, and if you're interested then load up the post.

Tuesday was What exactly would you do if you saw your favourite celebrity?, A video that makes you laugh out loud, If you switch places with someone for one day, who would it be? What would you like to accomplish this year? I think the swapping places one got the best response.

Wednesday had Who is your role model and why? If you bumped into the person you dislike or if you were stuck with them in an elevator, what would you do or say? Picture of you with friends being silly. Something you regret. A song you listen to when you're working out or cleaning your room. Obviously the picture of me having fun doesn't exist. But I did share a picture of me when I was a kid. Or what my sister says is me, when I'm sure it's my older brother. I also realise that I talked about my dad in the past tense. Thankfully no one picked up on it and assumed he was dead, my dad is alive and well, and despite being 40 years older than me, in much better condition than me. Christ I really was had late in my parents lives.


Thursday was a podcast with a bit of a difference. It was me being interviewed by Kbbuddingwriter. You may remember a while back I posed some questions to him. Well, he posed some back, and edited the answers together very nicely. So a great job performed by him there. He also reassures me that the reason his voice is high pitched at the start is because he deliberately sped it up so people could get to the interview faster.


Friday was inspired by the prompt "rant about anything". At first I didn't have a rant, but then I did have one, so I posted it. See, I worked out that social healthcare is essentially a country wide insurance scheme. When you get insurance, everyone on the scheme pays some money in to it, and should something go wrong, the pool of money goes towards putting it right. The same happens in social healthcare except it is taxes and not premiums. What's the point of this you may ask? Well I just had a huge rant about how people who are against social healthcare say it's because they don't want their money going to help the less fortunate (I've switched away from the term "poor" because the middle class are being screwed more than anyone. The folks who are neither rich nor "poor enough") but they love insurance. It turns out that while I was right about that, I was wrong about Obamacare. It is NOT socialised healthcare in the slightest. It's a step in the right direction sure, but it is not social healthcare. This actually makes it all worse though because what people are angry about is not what they think they're angry about, and they're just more idiotic. God dammit I ranted again.


Saturday I posted an update on my health (spoiler alert, it wasn't good) and said that I had been too ill to do much writing. So there was no Immortal Space update this week, which isn't too bad it's not like I left off on a cliffhanger. Instead I just posted a few comedy videos to help cheer people up, and laugh so hard I coughed. 


Sunday I wasn't feeling good enough on Saturday to do any writing, and I woke up late so I couldn't do any writing before posting (the post itself was pretty damn late) so I posted some more videos. This time of funnyman David Mitchell outside the world of comedy. He's very well educated and dignified and he has a Youtube series called David Mitchell's Soapbox where he, well, he stands on his soapbox (metaphorically) and makes some excellent points and can really make you think. While giving you a chuckle. 


I hope I'm feeling good enough to make a podcast this week. I think I should just record one the second I'm feeling better just in case I'm not feeling good on typical recording time.

19 comments:

  1. The Hubby has a doctor appt later this morning but I went ahead and ran my post so I could be on early with you. I will stop in tomorrow but it will be this early. It's 5:00 a.m. here when you post and tomorrow I shall sleep in.

    I really hope you get feeling better soon.

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  2. Hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Great round up as usual Mark, hopefully you get better soon too man, your blogs have hardly missed a pace though even with your illness, I've loved some of the videos you've posted.

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  4. I hope you get better soon. It's a boring blogosphere in this summer.
    Bah.

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  5. Allergies just kill my wife this time of year. No matter how much allergy medicine she takes, she is miserable 24/7. She says the same thing, that she needs a new set of lungs. If she does any kind of physical activity it's like she's been smoking for 50 years. Get better soon!

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  6. I hope you feel better soon, Mark! This is really a tough one for you to shake. I hope that you're taking it easy, and being kind to yourself. Be well!!

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  7. Yes, depression has a strong effect on one's health. I read that having no friends has the same effect on life expectancy as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. That doesn't apply to you...but it's kind of on the same subject. Anyway, when I read that, I was like "whoa!" I took 3 sick days in a row after reading that, because I had this, "life is too short for all this bullchit" feeling come over me.

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  8. A friend of mine has been dealing with throat infection lately, so I know very well how shitty all the coughing and such can be, especially since it tears down your throat after a while, so the coughing hurts even more.
    Also yeah, summer is a cool guy as long as it stays cool. But when it gets really damn hot, just ugh.

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  9. Try that cough medicine with Codeine added to it. That's what the doctor gives me when I have a cough. I don't take it, but I know people who have, and they swear by it.

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  10. Squeeze a half a lemon into a mug of hot water and drink that regularly. I know it tastes NASTY but I never, ever get sick and my skin is flawless because of it...well, mostly flawless.

    Hope ya feel better!

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  11. I love reading your round ups! Youre such a productive blogger :)

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  12. I recommend Meth. Makes you feel like a million dollars that must be spent on a never-ending supply of meth, that in turn will make you feel like a million dollars that also must be spent on meth.

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  13. ahhh damn dude, have you no mercy on my eyes. gray on white, troll level: scaring the children.

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  14. i can't read the highlighted words @_@

    lots and lots of water. that's what i drink to fix a bad cough. Or maybe you should 'nebulize' that works too


    have a nice day!

    "Diaries of an Indistinctive Writer"

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  15. Seems like a lot of people are getting sick lately. My wife has an awful sore throat and a couple blogger friends are ill as well. Hope you feel better soon. Keep blogging if you can, it's dead around here.

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  16. Man, do I relate. Not a good thing.

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  17. the highlighted part is a sore eye to me Mark :((,

    Anyway, did you try water therapy? it's one of the most effective medicine..lols. or drink more lemonade?

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  18. I enjoyed your rant about Obamacare. For better and worse, even with all of the expenses, I do think it's a step in the right direction and exactly what this country needs.

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  19. Hope you'll feel better soon!

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