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Mark Atwood
Still sick

Homemade Miso soup, while not amazing, was comforting.

It literally takes under five minutes for water and other fluids to run thru my body, end to end. I didn't think it could flow that fast thru the tubing. My theory is that it's being output by my large intestine as fast as it's is absorbed by my small intestine.

This can't be good for my kidneys, given the complete lack of flow from that particular biological subsystem.

Why does the gas that my gut is generating, that is escaping in the reverse direction, taste and smell like hydrogen sulfide? Where is my body and/or gut getting the sulfur?

I felt fine last night, I felt fine all night, I felt fine when I woke up. In the time I walked down the stairs this morning at 8:45am and then walking back up, is when I abruptly felt unwell.

I can't sleep in my own bed, because I've overslept in it today. And now I've overslept in the futon in the house library.

I'm not sure which is worse, the painful muscle knots, the double lobed headache, the intestinal distress, or that my brain is malfunctioning.

People have to repeat themselves three times for me to parse their words. Playing Go is utterly pointless. I could be beaten by a random-number generator right now.And trying to focus on coding is a complete non-starter.

Which is too bad, because some of the very best software development I've ever done, I did while I was even sicker than this. Not this time.

I did bring jatg's latest 24 Hour Comic online, but it took me a good 45 minutes to do it, instead of the 90 second it should have taken.

Still sick. And bored too.

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Current Location: Home, Capitol Hill, Seattle WA
Current Mood: sick sick

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docorion From: docorion Date: October 31st, 2007 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Information for the asking, that's me.

Your theory is correct; it can't run through the tubing that fast; input high up is being absorbed and output low down.

Sulfur is in many foods, most obviously eggs (it's one of the reasons egg yolks are the color they are). It's also in many water systems as dissolved sulfates. Enjoy.

Drink more. I know it's a truism, but urine output is not optional, it is required. If you're not producing any, you're *definitely* not drinking enough. If you feel unable to drink enough, drink smaller amounts more frequently. It's a pain, but it works. Look up "WHO Oral Rehydration Solution" (here, have a link) and make some, and drink that; it's an improvement over plain water.

Feel better soon.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: October 31st, 2007 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I dummied some up with filtered water, rice milk, brown sugar, and sea salt. Thanks!

Huh, the litre I made is fully gone, now I need to go make more.
danlyke From: danlyke Date: November 1st, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

5 minutes yes, 45 minutes...

Hopefully this is too late to be useful, but a little over a year ago I had a bout with campyllobacter. Finally I broke down and violated the "jello and fruit juices" instruction with V8 juice, and total through-system of actual materials was under 45 minutes, as evidenced by tomato skin particles.

So, yeah, probably not 5 minutes, but it can be a heck of a lot less than I'd previously thought.
wurtmann From: wurtmann Date: October 31st, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)


I am sorry you are sick, and hope this will "work through you" and be gone soon.
From: neocuriosity Date: November 1st, 2007 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like what I had last Thursday/Friday. It started at 3am Thursday and by Saturday I was 95% improved but I didn't stop eating B.R.A.T. diet foods entirely until Monday (meaning I kept up the Gatorade and bananas and cut out the sausage and fruit/juices). Ugh! I wonder if we have a common vector.
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