Sax on the brain? I don’t think so. I’ve been way to sick for that.
On Saturday I finally got the “all clear” comment on my lungs. Meaning that after more than a week of such violent coughing that my abs are still sore, the seven days of crazy-strong antibiotics seem to have done their job, and I’m over my pneumonia.
Since our Christmas party on December 21, I’ve been out of the house exactly twice: once for Christmas dinner, and the second time two days later to go to the walk-in clinic. Somehow I also managed to pick up a secondary cold virus though, which is still hanging on. (My money’s on the walk-in clinic, where I shared the waiting room for 10 minutes with 20 people, who all seemed to have a respiratory ailment of some sort!)
Although I am getting a little bit better every day, I’m still not getting over this secondary virus, which means I’m at greater risk for the H1N1 flu virus that is currently spreading like wildfire in BC. Hopefully by the time I have an appointment with my doctor on the 13th this month, I’ll be well enough to get this year’s flu shot. Until then, I likely will be staying close to home, or only venturing outside with a gov’t approved mask….
Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Needless to say all this homeboundness has led to a wee case of cabin fever. Furthermore being as ill as I still am, it is also not conducive to playing saxophone. Hence the last time I played was way back in December.
Finally well enough to have sax on the brain again….
Over the past three or four days, as I’ve started to feel better, and haven’t needed to sleep so much during the day, I’ve slowly started to think about saxophone-related topics again. (Although I did fall asleep for two hours while writing this article yesterday morning, so perhaps I’m not over this illness as much as I thought I was.) Sadly, my brain is still too mushy to be able to take the one profound thought that I have had, and write a proper article about it. The concept requires some logic and research on my part—skills that still illude me to a large degree.
Nonetheless, I can say that I once again suffer from what many of us suffer from: sax on the brain.
As I shake of the remnants of the bacterial infection that has resided inside my lungs and sinuses since late last year, here’s to hoping that the rest of 2014 is much healthier for all of us. They predicted this would be a bad year for viruses, so let’s try to stay healthy.
I know many of you are buried under piles of ice and snow ATM, but I hope that this cold and flu season is a mild one for you. By all accounts, the winter certainly isn’t go to be. It looks like a good season to stay indoors and do a lot of sax playing—in between rounds of snow blowing and shovelling that is!