Saturday, February 19, 2011


Elder Son brought a filthy cough with him from music camp. It's doing a number on me.

Lungs rattling, can't actually cough effectively -- something went wrong in my throat a few years back after a massive bout of laryngitis, and the whole 'deep cough' thing just doesn't happen -- I wind up in spasmodic fits that just shake me down. My head hurts, and I'm exhausted. Wondering how much of your lung capacity has to be fucked before they call it pneumonia.

Bad timing.


  1. Oh man, that sounds TERRIBLE. Hope you get to feeling better soon. Good thing there's a Doctor in the house! :)

  2. I am no clinician, but while lung fuckedness is a nessacary it is not a sufficent condition for pneumonia, Confirmation would require a culture. I could be wrong, its been a long time since I've seen the inside of a hospital without someone asking 'Sir get away from that equipment'

    Hope you get better soon.

    Note the restraint displayed by making no reference to music camp, blowing wind instruments and diseases.

  3. BARNES...LOL..

    I was thinking, its gotta be a fkn LOT more in terms of volume, is you base it on say a SMOKERS lung CAPACITY! THE FK UP WILL YA! I tend so say.FKN BETTER YOU THAN ME!..........

  4. it just me, or have i heard of this...kinda...sooking thing, at another AUTHORS place...???????. FK I hope its not heading in the same bloody direction, I'll have to slap him some!

  5. Being crook is no fun (OK I'll not preach to the choir), take care and get well soon.

  6. Hey, Havock: fark yez! I've got half a mind to make an MP3 recording of the sound of this farking cough... but I figure it would give an old guy like you hideous nightmares, and I don't wanna disturb your much-needed afternoon nappage!

    Seriously? This is the kind of cough that makes me wish I DID smoke. Because then there'd be a reason, and I could give up the 'baccy, and maybe get healthy.