Sunday, April 28, 2013

Siren

I'd like to think that my battle against influenza A is finally over. During my business trip in Taiwan, I started coughing. I thought it was just a normal cough but it continued even after I returned to Japan. And when I started to have a fever of 38.2 deg C, I went to the hospital right away. The first clinic rejected me though since I cannot speak Japanese. After series of tests, I was diagnosed with Influenza A and the doctor advised me to stay at home for six days. 

The prescribed medicine made my head hurts like no other. I complained to the doctor and he gave me a painkiller. But the hurting continued. I informed my friends from different city about my condition and right away they went to my place. They wasted no time in calling an ambulance and brought me to the hospital again. I was given IV but was asked to return home as the hospital didn't have isolation facility for influenza cases. I'll be forever grateful to you 'Tay and 'Nay. Shout out to all my friends who helped me during my "house arrest".

  earthday 06



fetched by loud sirens 
resistant salaryman 
hydration needed 

I came to realize that maybe I've been working too hard the past few months. Maybe it was triggered by over-fatigue. I wasn't able to work last week as I constantly sleep no matter how much I wanted to do some work. I still cough but not as hard as before. 

I am ready to work again. 

/totomai 
2013/04/28

26 comments:

  1. Damned 'flu gets you every time. Bad luck!
    Very good haiku.

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    1. yeah. wrong timing. but it was good to rest though....

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  2. glad to hear you are ready to work again. enjoyed your picture. It represents what you went through. You have a talent for words and pictures

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    1. Thanks GSB. i always try to find ways to match what i'm thinking with an appropriate picture :-)

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  3. Glad you feel better now.
    Take care my friend. Work can wait.

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    1. Thanks Harshad. I hope so but it looks like it cannot wait any longer. I'm pumped up :-)

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  4. I'm glad you are feeling better now. The haiku was great.

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    1. Have no choice but to feel better. Thanks Belva!

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  5. I am glad you are feeling better. What an ordeal!

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    1. Thanks Sandy. It was scary at one point...

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  6. Glad you're okay now. Based from your tweets, yeah, you must be working really hard. :| Take it easy, life is short.

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    1. Yeah. it was a very busy month last April. My body wasn't able to hold up. haha

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  7. Don't blame it on hard work, I think the flu is indiscriminate. It's good it has not affected the quality of your blogging.

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    1. Haha! Thanks OE. That would be double jeopardy in case.

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  8. That heavy sky is like the weight flu plays upon your body..hope you feel better soon..

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  9. Glad you're feeling better now. But don't stress yourself too much... Better take a breather when you can and have plenty of rest. It's not good to work so hard, lalo na if you'll just end up getting sick >.<

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    1. mas na bore ako sa bahay. homesick tuloy. haha. thanks Sumi :-)

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  10. wag kasi muna maghugas ng kamay after .... good thing that influenza did not affect the quality of your photo.

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    1. haha yun ba sekreto? bawal maghugas ng kamay? hahaha. oo nga e naging wholesome lalo dahil sa influenza haha

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  11. tigil na muna business trip... pahinga ka naman muna...

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  12. I'm glad that you are doing better. I really enjoyed your picture and haiku.

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    1. Thanks alaine. still coughing though

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  13. nice haiku; do hope you feel better soon


    much love...

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