Published 3 Comments on Symptoms

This post is mostly for journaling purposes.

In the past 36 hours, I have developed a mild cough and some wheezing. Also, I am super dehydrated. Yesterday and today, I drank nearly double my normal intake of water. Lastly, my nose has been running more than usual.

It’s possible this is just due to working from home in the downstairs office. There is more dust down here and also the heater hits this room more than the rest of the house. This might explain the symptoms.

To tell the truth, (despite my rugged survivalist exterior) I am a little worried about getting Coronavirus. The death rate is fluctuating and different sites are contracting each other, but it is a non-trivial number. I would prefer not to die.


Im spending a little bit of time looking at the CDC government site for news and advice. Symptoms they say are:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

My symptoms aren’t like that, so maybe it’s something else or nothing at all.

Again, my strong preference would be to remain alive. I feel that I haven’t mastered a two-handed backhand in tennis and also I need to earn enough money to pay for the kids colleges. (Just 2.2 trillion more dollars and their undergraduate degrees are done!)

Besides that, I would miss designing. I would miss my family. I would miss eating yummy food. I would miss blogging. What would you miss?

Who knows what life really is? Maybe dying is like waking up from a bad dream. All I know is that it scares me.

If (worst case scenario) I shed this mortal coil and kick the bucket, I imagine that my blogging will cease. if that is the case, I instruct my wife to post the bad news and leave it up for a year. After that, she can stop paying the hosting services.

Is it bad luck to plan out your death on a blog post about having symptoms of a disease? Maybe.



  1. 🙁 Poor Glen and Katie. Have you requested a test? If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Sending Love… Praying to Buddha, the fire bush, the avatar, sol, Ra, Jebus, Michael Jordan, Crom, Wonder Woman, Patecatl, He Xiangu, Satan, the Narnia Lion, George Burns, Bruce Almighty, Kahless, Alanis Morissette, and Zuul (just in case)

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