For the most part, I want to make this a journal of what I see, and not make this about me. But sometimes life intervenes in the plan. On the evening of the 11th, I felt a little bit of a sore throat. By noon, it was pretty persistently painful. By 1:00 I was alternating violent shivering and sweating. Things went downhill from there. For the past 48 hours I have been about as sick as I’ve ever been. My throat is swollen and it is agony to swallow. The pain in my throat has prevented me from sleeping for more than 20 minutes at a stretch for two days. I spent a good part of the past couple of days in a semi-hallucionatory daze. And not the fun kind. Yuk. I’ve got some good strong antibiotics now and hopefully I’ll be back on my feet in a day or two.