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Health Update and Other Stuff

nolivingman asked me how I was doing with the pox last night and it struck me that I have been remiss in posting an update. Thanks to modern medicine, besides being a little scabby at the moment, I am fine. By Friday I noticed I was healing much faster than anticipated. I googled the prescription I was given, Acyclovir, and discovered that, in addition to preventing pneumonia, it accelerates the healing of chicken pox. It's also used to treat shingles and herpes, but, for the record, I'm clear of both of those.

I ended up going into work for a bit on Sunday to clean up my desk and get organized for the coming week. Smart move on my part. Monday was hectic because of work and many people deciding to wait until I returned to get their questions answered. I'm so loved! ;p And today was hectic thanks to various fandom things. Jumpcon, a new and seemingly doomed to fail new convention business, which greycoupon has been keeping excellent tabs on, finally and officially imploded today. People were flying in from Europe to see Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos in Boston this weekend and now no con. :(

In happier BSG-related news....I saw on Galactica Sitrep that Universal HD will be airing a few Season 4 episodes beginning this Saturday. I'm curious to see if the clarity is better than SciFi's HD channel which is a bit iffy in my area. And Hollywoodnorthreport.com lists Virtuality is to film from 7/20/08 until 8/22/08 in Vancouver.

And because I posted it on the weekend and I've become aware that at least a few people missed the post (as happens when we actually go out and do things on the weekend!), I'm going to point the way one final time to the vid beccatoria and I created, 'The Ladies' Choice!.

I'm now going to attempt to watch Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along, but it seems like there may be too much traffic on the site. What a surprise! Oh, I just found an alternate source for viewing. Hee! Nathan, you are too funny! :)

I also just recalled I meant to post I saw Hellboy II on Sunday. While a visually stunning film with Ron Perlman doing his usual excellent job, the film left me cold. thedeadlyhook sums up better than I could the problems with the film.
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Yeah, I know I'm one of the vast majority that has the herpes virus in their system, but I am not showing any outward signs of that. ;p

And thanks!
Glad to hear you are feeling better, and healing fast! Back in the olden days, when I had the chicken pox :D I think I missed nearly 2 weeks of school. Good times.

RE Jumpcon. I was dubious when I first what they were trying to do, and I'm sad that it failed, as I had feared. The people running it had such an odd way of communicating with the fans; I don't know what their thought process was with that. There was supposed to be a Jumpcon in DC in August, and I decided I'd go last minute, should it still exist by then. Ha ha... I hope those who bought tickets for Boston get their money back.
I was planning to go to the first Jumpcon in my neck of the woods. There were no guests I was particularly interested in, but I thought I'd go to investigate the operation. Then, as things began to look as if they were unraveling, I thought I would go to see the train wreck. But that first con never happened and now it seems none ever will. At least we have DC. ;-)
Glad to hear you are mostly back to normal.

Dr. Horrible was good so far.

Went and saw HB II on Saturday, and while story dragged, I was impressed that they fleshed out the characters more as a team not as HB and his lackies. Definitely "black suits" are the new "redshirts" of this generation.
I actually thought they did a huge disservice to Liz. In the first film, we got to watch her really struggle with her identity and come to accept herself and in this film she was the slightly whiny girlfriend.
Yeah, I was underwhelmed by Hellboy II as well. Way too much of it ("Hellboy will destroy the world! Liz will suffer most of all!") felt like set-up for a more interesting movie.
And the way the movie ended left me wondering what exactly they could do next?
Interesting to hear about HBII. AHH and I are waffling about whether to see it in the theater or not. I thought the visuals might be worth it with a decent story, but now I'm not sure.

Also, I'm glad to hear you're doing better!

Edited at 2008-07-16 03:17 pm (UTC)
Since I know you have the HD TV now, you might be able to wait until it hits DVD. ;) It's not a bad film, it's just I expected more from it. Part of the problem seemed to be characters absent from the first film, new characters that weren't particularly interesting, and Liz largely sidelined as 'the girlfriend'. The women weren't treated very well at all.

And thanks! :)
It's good to hear that you're getting well, and fast. And if you've now got a virus alive and well lurking in your system, that'll help protect you from aliens if H.G. Wells was right in War of the Worlds... possibly.
Heh. But if I had to sit through Spielberg's version again, I may not want to live!
I took the easy way out with Spielberg's version - I got my brothers to see it first, and when they said it was pretty grim, I didn't bother going to see it ;)
Glad to hear your feeling better! Yay indeed to modern medicine. With the exception of amoxicillin.
Okay, I go away and get behind on my FList and you get the pox! My god, man, the pox! I'm SO glad, though, that you are doing better. I know chicken pox outside of childhood can be dangerous.

Acyclovir, and discovered that, in addition to preventing pneumonia, it accelerates the healing of chicken pox. It's also used to treat shingles and herpes, but, for the record, I'm clear of both of those.

HA! So, you remember the story about how I have herpes in my eye? I'm on this medication too! And will probably be on it for at least a year. And my sister was on it for shingles a couple years back.
I know chicken pox outside of childhood can be dangerous.

Apparently, if this had happened when I was say, 60, I'd be dead. :p

I noticed the pox starting to clear up (or at least stop spreading) the day after I started taking Acyclovir. And a few days later the pox were mostly scabbed over. I was shocked how fast I was healing. And I now recall that you mentioned feeling better the very next day after you started taking your medication. Acyclovir - The Miracle Drug! :)