August 23rd, 2007


I'm probably dying or something...

I've been feeling craptastic all day. I've been having intestinal/poo "issues." I'm also super achy in my lower back/abdomin. Just generally feeling icky.
So I took my temp when I got home to see if i had a fever: 95.4º. Um, okay. According to Wikipedia 95.0º is hypothermia... So I sat on the couch for a little while w/a blanket and took my temperature again. 99.5º (which for me is a fever because my "normal" is 1 degree below normal.) WTF? And when I woke up this morning it was 98.3º. Apparently either my internal temperature regulator, or my digital thermometer is on the fritz!
I shall try not to freeze to death or spontaneously combust in the near future. But if I do, you've been warned!
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Yes, rambling about my temerature again. How fascinating...

Update on the saga of hellziggy's temp going from 95.4º - 99.5º:

I have ruled out thermometer error.

See, I figured thermometer error could be a very distinct possibility because the one I was using has the battery it came with; who know how fresh that is? Also, the box it was in says "not for human use."

Yes, I got it out of my canine first aid kit. What? I've never used it on an animal and I dipped it in alcohol before the first time I used it!

And yeah, I don't have any dogs, so what am I doing with a doggie first aid kit? It was cheap at the employee sale last year! It's got all the same stuff that would be useful in a human one, it's just all labeled not for humans. So I keep it in the trunk of the car. I figure if I ever need it in an emergency a non-human bandage, splint, etc. is better than nothing!

So I dug around by the bed for the "human" thermometer (which is almost identical!) It has a brand new battery but I hadn't been using it because Lump aparently decided the garbage can was a good place to store it, and I hadn't been arsed to look for it before now. Anyway, I took my temp with both thermometers at the same time and they both came back 99.5º. So, I have a fever. Hmmph. Don't want a fever!

But at least I don't have a weird doggie fever!
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