Monday, September 13, 2010

Hit By A Bus

Greeting all, hope the weekend was good!  My weekend was rough with that putrid showing by the Dawgs, but at the end of the day I guess that stuff doesn't matter so much.

I survived the early part of the weekend side effect free, but last evening I started to feel some discomfort sneaking in.  I woke up this morning feeling like I was hit by a bus.  I have lost my appetite, and have a splitting headache.  The worst part of the headache is it becomes darn near impossible to relax and rest when your head is pounding so.  I had blood work taken this morning that pretty much confirms what I've been feeling, in that my blood counts have dropped and I am entering that valley period that could last a few days.  

Once you start feeling poorly from this, you realize how as a healthy adult you rarely feel bad, even when you are sick.  I think the affect of these symptoms might be multiplied for me since I am so unaccustomed to feeling sick.  Either way, I know that I have to suck it up and get through the next few days, because sooner than later my  body will bounce back and I will have a week or so without any ill effects.  In the mean time I'm trying to understand how the Dawgs only scored 6 points, and also figure out what is going on in AMC's "Rubicon".

Not much else to report this week, other than offer my little home as the location for the college football pity party:  UGA,UT, GATech, VaTech, FSU,  and Miami fans are welcome to drown their sorrows with me this weekend, talking about a culture clash... Those are 4 really different universities.

Sorry for the lack of humor and other information this evening, but I just wanted to reach out and let everyone know that I am fighting like a rabid dog this week..  When I recover a little bit I will try to do a better job.

P.S.  I hope the Jets lose by 45 tonight.



  1. Hang in there Buddy!

  2. Rudy, I meant to add y'all....The big orange are welcome to join!

  3. If I could only find my magic wand I would come over and wave it over your tired body--and then go beat the Dawgs over the head with it, make a swing by Florida State and hit Ponder in the tail end....and use whatever magic is left in it on the Falcons. I am thinking all our teams did poorly because they were worried about you!

    Hang in there, Michael!

  4. Alright big guy, we're with you in this battle! We know you're going to fight this stuff hard. You're as tough as a pirate. That's right, you were a pirate at one time. I remember.

    With that said, that headache and over all sick feeling, is that anything different than a Sunday morning after a football Saturday in Athens?

    I'm with you on the Jets hopefully getting drilled!

    Hang in there.

    Uncle Dave

  5. I hope you start feeling better. GATA!

  6. Michael,
    Your blog is great; you might have a future as a writer, but we won't let you go that easily! You didn't miss anything in Columbiaville. I know you probably have a ton of people helping out, but if there is anything I can do to assist let me know. I fyou need some more inspirational humor I can let you borrow my copy of season 1 of East Bound and Down...

  7. Hopefully that stinker by the Jets last night cheered you up. Sanchez had Nesbitt-like passing numbers.

  8. Michael,

    Thinking of you during this time of feeling AWFUL!!! Hoping you can keep your eye on the prize of a GOOD week!!!

    Still praying for you!!

  9. I guess I won't have to worry about you running down Howell Mill now ;)
    You are doing great through this first cycle...what amazing lessons you are teaching us all!
    God bless...

  10. Celeste aka "bib" (wait, are you bib? or is she? are you both bib? yall are weird :P) has been updating me on your condition. I am so sorry it has been rough lately. I hope you start feeling better really soon! Thinking about you everyday!

    Lots of hugs!

  11. Michael,

    Keep on fighting....better days ahead. We will be in ATL this weekend and staying with the Staubs. Hoping to see you, but only if you're feeling up to it. Who knows, I might even drive on to Athens and conduct a tackling 101 clinic for our defense. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

    B. Fields

  12. Thanks everyone for the comments and support! I absolutely love getting on here and reading everyone's messages, they really pick me up!

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  14. You sure make feeling bad look easy. I hope you maybe got the new mattress tonight? xo!