January 3rd, 2012

Weird Dream

Weird Dream Channel

I am on the Coast Starlight northbound. We are stopped between stations for no apparent reason. One of the crew is in our car, telling us he has no idea why we are stopped or when we will be getting going again. He's in a jovial mood. He has been chatting, asking people where they are going and what their plans are. I tell him I am going to Seattle. He says I missed the stop - but I can get off in Lynwood**, and catch a ride back. He points out the window, and there is Lynwood not far away. I ask if I could walk it from here, but he says they can't let me off between stations.

I'm in a panic, and get my pack out of the overhead and start shoving my stuff into it. My paper note pad falls out of the front pocket, and I remember I have my itinerary pasted in it. And I see that there's no reason to panic, I have an overnight stop in Seattle before I need to get to the airport.

IRL Seattle is the last stop for the Coast Starlight, and  **Lynwood is on the other side of Lake Washington from the city, Amtrak has no service there.  Also, what was pointed to as Lynwood was a much larger city. It looked a lot like NE Portland, near Lloyd Center.
Dr. Howeird

To Sleep

I had no idea I could stay up that late. Despite the codeine and expectorant, I could not get to sleep in bed with the noises my upper respiratory system was making. The percussive coughing did not help, and that stitch in my side felt like I was being shot each time I coughed.

Back to the recliner, 2 am, made a cup of bullion, turned on the TV and looked at my Tivo programs. I still had 7 of the Twilight Zone marathon episodes. How appropriate.

The first one I chose wasCollapse )

I think I also finished watching the two episodes of Pawn Stars that were on there. Finally decided to take some more codeine and got to bed at 4:30. It almost worked. Did sleep once for half an hour.

Basically pulled an all-nighter, then. Tried to have a somewhat normal day. Took my usual meds plus the antibiotic at 7, made an omelet for breakfast, drank lots of water & bullion. The doctor had suggested inhaling steam for 5 minutes at a time, I did that a couple of times and it seemed to help a little. At about 2 I started to fade, went back to bed and was back and forth between there and the recliner. Actually slept for an hour at a time twice. Also managed to get my PC on the corporate network and remote desktop to my work PC.

I think the antibiotics are working, the symptoms are less severe now, I was able to do two loads of laundry, and the stitch in my side is not stiff anymore. Still hurts when I cough.

Made a bowl of large elbow macaroni & margarine for dinner, strawberry Newtons for dessert. And a Ding Dong.

I'll see how it goes tonight. I may be well enough to work from home tomorrow.