August 20, 2007
Mosquitoes are bastards.

So, Thursday I started having really bad back and neck pain. Also my hands hurt. I had just had a Chiropractor appointment, so I couldn't figure out why my back and neck hurt so bad.

Then Friday at around 10:30AM I was sitting at work (I'm in the office of Fridays) and my hands really started to hurt. And I was getting chills. I was having a real hart time focusing and I couldn't think clearly. It felt like I had taken a really strong decongestant that was making me loopy, only I hadn't taken anything. Or had I? I couldn't seem to remember clearly.

I decided I needed to pack it in and go home before things got worse. I got out to my car and hit the road. Things just got worse. I was freezing, even though it was ~78° and humid. I was starting to worry that I might pass out so half way home I pulled over to lie back in my seat. I was having trouble catching my breath. I don't know how long I was there, but I didn't actually pass out. The dizziness seemed to lessen after a bit and I thought I could drive again. I barely made it home.

Once inside I started shaking, I was so cold. It was 74° inside the house but I felt like it must be closer to 20°. I pulled on a sweatshirt and a blanket and lie on the couch shaking for a couple of hours.

Somewhere around 2PM I decided that I should eat something. I made my comfort food of choice: Sapporo Ichiban Ramen with tofu and chili sauce to kick up the heat. After eating I was no longer cold, I was hot. Really hot. I sweated through my clothes.

Now you might think that with all this my fever must have been through the roof. Nope. Just 100°.

The rest of the day is a bit of a blur. I vegged on the couch watching but not really seeing the TV.

By Saturday after noon I was feeling fine. Not even any back or neck pain. No chills. Nothing.

When I told Justin what happened to me the first thing he said was "You don't have West Nile, do you?" I hadn't thought about it, and just laughed.

Then I mentioned it to Vicki when she got home and she thought it might have been West Nile.

I looked at the CDC's West Nile website and now I think that is exactly what it was.

Just in case I haven't made it clear: West Nile SUCKS. And mosquitoes suck.

Posted by ed at 09:53 AM
Comments are back

I got the CAPTCHAs working.

Posted by ed at 08:35 AM
August 19, 2007
Comments are back on, but... MT4 has a CAPTCHA system and I have enabled it on all the weblogs, but I need to figure out how to get it working in the templates, so while comments are on the CAPTCHAs don't show on the comment pages yet.
Posted by ed at 10:47 AM
August 17, 2007
Comments are off

I upgraded to Movable Type 4 which broke HMPassphrase. HMPassphrase was the only thing keeping spam comments from being a bother, so until I get something else worked out I have disabled all comments.

Posted by ed at 11:11 AM