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Tim Lincecum

Whooping Cough? Seriously?

So I had a cold recently and at the end of it I was left with lingering, deep, rattling coughing fits that ended up in throwing up like half the time. I took Mucinex DM (cough suppressant + expectorant) for a few days, but it didn't get rid of the coughing so I went to see the doctor today.

(Okay, I've very rarely gone to the doctor since I came to the US but I'm so geeked out about being able to make appointments with the doctor online and being able to browse for appointments and stuff! So much better than going to the doctor when I was a kid, hehe.)

He thinks that I may have whooping cough. >.< It could also be post-nasal drip but he's being on the safe side because someone in Marin got whooping cough recently. I had some blood drawn by a tall, skinny guy called HARLEY who seemed to be either stoned or... special (yes, he did look like Patrick Kane) so they can test for what it is, and I picked up some super duper antibiotics which will treat either the whooping cough or whatever else it is. :P

Timmy is on the mound today and I'll be recording the game, but there is really no room in my consciousness for baseball right now, it's all HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY (Jack Johnson)1 HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY. I still have Timmy's first game from last season on my DVR, unwatched for the same reason.

1. The LA Kings player, not the singer from Hawaii.

[Edit: Someone called "Dany Douchebag" started following me on Twitter and my immediate thought was OMG DANY HEATLEY RUINS EVERYTHING.]

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Oh, man, whooping cough! I haven't thought of that in years. I used to get bad coughs sometimes with colds/whatever when I was a kid and my mom was always paranoid about that since (ETHNICALLY INSENSITIVE COMMENT AHEAD) I went to school on a native reserve.

It's so Victorian. You should get tuberculosis next. We'll send you to a sanatorium!

Hehe, but weren't you vaccinated against it? The doctor did seem kind of suspicious because I didn't grow up in the US and apparently they actually recommend adults get booster shots for it these days. Hopefully that's not what it is and I haven't been merrily going around exposing people to it.


Oh, I have no idea. Like they ever tell you what's in that shit when you're a kid. It's just like "Roll up your sleeve, and don't cry in front of your whole class."

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