so after talking to my friend stephanie at church (a nurse), and doing a little more research – i’m pretty sure I have pertussis (commonly known as whooping cough). It’s most dangerous to little babies – stephanie and her baby both had it, and the little baby had to be in the hospital.
Apparently, in adults, it just takes a month or two for the cough to go away. I’m not contagious, and there’s nothing to do about it. But at least I know I don’t have chronic bronchitis or something. Apparently, there’s a huge outbreak right now in Texas (and all over), and college students are getting it in droves because as 7-8 year olds ppl get the last shot of a vaccine that lasts 10 years. So… Stephanie was not surprised that I got sick at a camp with, oh, you know, 200 college students.
in other news, I have a new computer that I haven’t been able to setup yet. My dell latitude CsX is 4+ years old, and starting to flake (back in the day, I named it Phoebe after the Friends character – I’m surprised it didn’t flake earlier). The new one is an IBM Thinkpad X40 – it’s super light. I’ve been eyeing one for a year now, and I bought it used on ebay for just over 1000. Any suggestions for a name for it? Maybe I should wait until I actually start using it – I need to blow away the OS and partition the hard drive the way I like it, and then transfer over all my data.
enough techspeak, off to work.