September 3, 2009
Thanks to everyone for the cards and wishes for speedy recovery. I should probably explain that Parvovirus is more annoying than life-threatening. So I'm very annoyed, but basically fine.
Along with low-grade fever, rash and joint pain, one of the listed symptoms of Parvovirus, or Fifth's Disease, is malaise. I seem to have malaise in spades. Not only does the ailment leave me indifferent to drinking, but when I do drink, I can literally feel the life force ebb from my system.
As a result, I've lost about 10 pounds. I'm thinking I could bottle the virus and sell it as a diet aid. Chicks in New York would pay top dollar for this stuff.
On a less entrepreneurial front, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the Lab staff and their families. Things will hopefully be back to normal soon. I do appreciate all the efforts to keep things going during this difficult period.