Saturday, December 23, 2006

1.5 Years and Counting - Bundy's Syndrome

So, guess what happened when i woke up today? oh, you're right - i was sick. This is literally a year-and-a-half of sickness for mr. bundy. my immune system likes to take vacations, see. this is how it goes. you will be amazed; i've kept it very documented -

first documented symptons of Bundy's Syndrome -
tickle in the throat starting circa May of '05 (i know because we were running the mile in gym)
following day, the majority of the phlegm has descended into my lungs where -
it is coughed up for the next two or three days.
everything appears fine for two days

the second installment of Bundy's Syndrome happens after this "two days of being fine" period.
Another tickle in the throat begins, but this time it is more bothersome and develops into -
a sore throat for 4 to 5 days. not enough to dehabilitate me, but enough to piss me off.
more coughing begins, and coughing + sore throat = contemplating suicide.
sore throat resides, i appear fine....for a little while.

third installment begins as a massive headache beginning a couple days after the sore throat.
i get body ache along with all other fever symptoms, BUT - temp remains at roughly 96 (i don't know why i have a low temp but i do.)
lymph nodes grow at least 3X normal size and become extremely hard.
the notorious throat tickle happens again, developing overall symptoms like stage 2.

Then, thank god, the syndrome is over, or so i think. After the third phase, i get about a week or two off, when phase number one starts over again. The three phases last about a month, give or take a week, and the bitch is -

this has repeated itself for 1.5 years. i am now in phase two, anticipating the sore throat.

it doesn't appear to be contagious, as my family or the family of my girlfriend do not develop any symptoms like mine.

mold? bacteria? virus? cystic fibrosis? only time will tell...as in when i'm dead.

kubas - when i die of this mysterious disease, i want my body sent to johns hopkins medical school for autopsy and analysis.

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4 Comments:

At 8:49 PM, December 23, 2006, Blogger keuber said...

maybe you can cure yourself at JHU...

i'm still kind of down about the U. does anyone know what the odds are of actually getting in through the waitlist? they said they aren't doing a numbering system...rather, they're going to look at the pool again and choose the "most qualified" from the remaining...am i safe to say i fit that category?

...if it helps any, i'm on an AMAZING high from tonight. i guess i don't even care.

 
At 1:06 AM, December 24, 2006, Blogger Sherlock said...

djarums?

 
At 1:58 AM, December 24, 2006, Blogger Samwalkertron said...

um. I assume you've consulted a doctor about this? Because, you know, you should really do that, if not.

 
At 9:21 PM, December 24, 2006, Blogger m_kummet said...

bundy: life could be worse. lately i have developed a sickness that occurs only during holidays. what could be a better time!?!

during my 2nd t-day celebration i got sick then slept through the rest, and today i "lost" my x-mas eve breakfast within hours. research this and get back to me by new years....

 

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