Week 10 - November 24 - IndyCar (3 races); F1500
Week 11 - December 1 - World GT Challenge (3 races); Gr.3
Week 12 - December 8 - Grand Final (1 race); Gr.1
Well...How are you feeling, Famine?
That sucks to hear. Please take your time to heal. It's a stressful time of the year for all. And you have all the FIA events to cover too. Rest as much as you can.Well...
I was feeling a bit crap Thursday, getting a bit of a stiff neck through the day. There was this weird lump behind my right ear that seemed to get bigger as the day went on.
About 10.30pm Thursday night I was shivering my tits off, even in my office with the windows shut and PC and consoles on. So I went and had a skin-strippingly hot shower and that made no difference. I clambered into bed pretty much fully dressed and wearing a dressing gown (it's an Assassin's Creed robe, complete with hood; that's allowed).
My wife woke up at about 1.30am because I was shivering so hard. She measured my temperature at 38.6 and my heart rate at 120, and rammed some paracetamol into me. The whole of the right side of my head was swollen and sore to the touch (like it was bruised). Eventually my temperature went down and I was basically asleep Friday - but had another spell with a raised temperature (about 37.5 this time) later in the day.
Went to the doctor later on after he was baffled by the description of the above in a phone call. He proved equally baffled in person, but noticed the entire side of my head was red as well, and prescribed antibiotics. When I got home, my wife said "Oh yes, it's really red, weird". Turns out you can only see how red it is under "the big light" and we don't usually use the big lights
It's been getting less red and swollen as the week's gone on. I was adamant I've been bitten by a garage spider hiding in my headphones (which accounts for the location, lump, and spreading nature), she thought that it was shingles (which accounts for the location, the redness, and the preceding tiredness, but it's not blistering up and it's on two nerves at once), the doctor clearly thinks it's bacterial infection of some kind...
... and I just want to stay in bed.
Thing is... I'm not actually cold. My office is super toasty even in winter, and I have a bed in here (which the dogs are allowed on, for extra warm) which is up against a radiator. I was just feeling cold and shivering proper hard (technical medical term is "rigors"), because of the fever. I pretty much woke my wife up with how much heat I was radiating.That sucks to hear. Please take your time to heal. It's a stressful time of the year for all. And you have all the FIA events to cover too. Rest as much as you can.
Hearing that you are cold, I can not recommend an electric blanket enough. On a chair, sitting on top of it when not under it. 👍
I'm okay really - I even left the house once today - it's just something totally weird and unexpected. At least it's proper illness rather than just general non-specific body disintegration as usual And not COVID!Oh, sorry to hear that what happened to you Famine.
Postpone whole series from this year?
I'm okay really - I even left the house once today - it's just something totally weird and unexpected. At least it's proper illness rather than just general non-specific body disintegration as usual And not COVID!
I was thinking we could perhaps pick up again in the New Year. As @O604 points out, there's the World Finals this week, then Christmas the following weekend, then New Year the following weekend, and most people will be doing family stuff. So maybe resume mid-January with the last three rounds
InebriatedI clambered into bed pretty much fully dressed and wearing a dressing gown
Fell over while inebriated.The whole of the right side of my head was swollen and sore to the touch
Recovering from inebriation.I was basically asleep Friday
Red wine will do that if you fall asleep in a puddle of it.the entire side of my head was red