The Fog

I’ve just been through a week that has , by turns, been aggravating, infuriating, frustrating, terminally stress-inducing, terrifying, touching, exhilarating, illuminating and, now, diseased. I’ve got pneumonia again. (Sing that to the tune of the last line in each verse of “Lodi”: *Oh, lawd, I got NU-moan-YA ah-gin…*)

I’ll write more about this when my head degunks and I’m caught up on a deadline for the new DC project.

It really has been one of the most important weeks of my life, ever.

8 Responses to “The Fog”

  1. gordon Says:

    Damn, Steve….

    So, I can assume you’re getting better…? Or should I simply assume nothing?

  2. Fred Chamberlain Says:

    Terminally stress-inducing followed up by diseased….. that can’t be good, though being diseased after being terminal leaves hope eternal. As far as your musical choice, I would have gone with Oh Pneumonia sung to the tune of Oklahoma…. Feel better.

  3. Bart Lidofsky Says:

    Just about a week ago, I set upon a task,
    Though I know you want the details, please just do not ask,
    Things got hard, I got sick, I guess you will know the tune,
    Oh, Lord, I got pneumonia again.

  4. mister_pj Says:

    What mysterious trigger is there in our bodies? How is it possible we find ourselves on the precipice of some kind of momentous trial and simultaneously our body will become a battlefield as well. It’s a destructive synchronicity.

    Well, feel better and may you be victorious in all your battles.

  5. Alex Krislov Says:

    I’m sure it’s no consolation, but I just went through another bout of pneumonia, too. Seems like once you’ve had it, your body virtually yearns for a rematch, doesn’t it? Well, you know the drill. Lots of liquid, and stay the hell indoors, even if it seems warm out there. Robin sends her love, by the way.

  6. Brian Spence Says:

    At least it sounds like you had a few good things happen last week. “One of the most important weeks in my life ever”?? I hope we get some insight into that. Not that you owe us anything, but you’re such a tease. I hope its great news.

    The pneumonia? Well, you beat it once, you’ll beat it again (and probably better, since you know what to do/not to do). Get well soon.

  7. Charles Bryan Says:

    I also had the p-funk twice — two winters in a row, if I recall. The first time around, when I finally, reluctantly, went to my doctor, she told me about the miracle of azithromycin (The Legendary Z-Pack) and the importance of getting in quickly with a recurrence to stomp it down with miracle antibiotics.

    I followed her instructions when it came back. Not only was it of short duration, but I haven’t had a recurrence in five years.

    It’s the only good thing I have to say about the pharmaceutical industry.

  8. Stephen Payne Says:

    Man, when it rains, it pours. Sorry all this stuff is piling up on you Mr. Gerber. I hate to say something trite like “That which does not kill you makes you stronger,” but still, hopefully you’ll come out of this ordeal refreshed and ready to create.

    I know that whenever I come out of a sickness, I’m usually so happy and relieved it’s over that I just want to do *something.*