02 June, 2008

Coxsackie, New York

Location: upstate new york, and inside my mouth
Mood: "WAH" (in both senses of the word)

The reason the Coxsackie virus is named as such is because it was originally isolated in a town called Coxsackie, New York. I will not tell you from what it was isolated, but suffice it to say that it is categorized as a small RNA "enterovirus". I'll leave the rest to your imagination.

The reason I am blogging about it is because in all likelihood, I have this beastie living inside me right now, and making my throat and mouth and gums sore. And yes, it is painful. And yes, it is contagious. And yes, it is untreatable. But fortunately, yes, it goes away by itself in about a week.

There is no telling how I caught it, though it probably has to do with either a) previous association with individuals who work in day care where the little germ festivals are conducted every day, or b) from the disgusting vile restrooms of Microsoft, where some people think that standing on the toilet and "raining feces upon the porcelain forest" is some type of sport. You be the judge.

The end result is that I am "WAH" = "Working At Home" for the next day or three until my degree of infectiousness has dropped significantly, i.e. when I am no longer symptomatic.

I'll save the details of this wonderful party for another blog, since I do need to tell you about our trip to Oregon - and this plays a medium-sized part in that story.

So... without further ado...


1 comment:

  1. poopy pooperton02 June, 2008 20:33

    Take-home message? Wash your hands. Often.