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My Hipster Post

June 18, 2014

I’m not a hipster.  I don’t wear skinny pants of any kind.  I don’t have facial hair (because, you know…).  And, most critically, I am usually the last to know stuff.  I get my news from facebook or Jimmy Fallon.  (Matthew does read the news every morning with his coffee, so he keeps me informed, too.)  Basically, I am behind in all things “hip”.  I am okay with this.

But, my hipster post today is because I really did do something before anyone else.  I had an epic experience with the next big thing to hit the United States.  Before it hit the United States.

You all remember when I had my crazy mosquito-borne illness?  Well, it’s sort of being touted as the next epidemic to hit the US, confirmed in 15 US states already, and predicted to spread, especially because it exists in Brazil…where futbol-watching mosquitoes are also feasting, and spreading it.

Chikungunya is the it-thing in medical oddities.  And I had it first.  Not, like, first-first.  I’m not case zero and responsible for its spread.  Thank goodness for that.  But, I did have it.  And I had a classic case.  I woke up with joint pain, then broke out in a rash a few hours later, then the fever hit…hardcore.  Exactly 48 hours later, the fever broke and the rash began to subside.  It took ten weeks for the joint pain to disappear – I just woke one morning able to walk like a normal person!  Weird!

So, as you hear more and more about it, just remember – I had that before it was popular.

The rash crept onto my palms and the bottoms of my feet, making them itchy.  So awesome.

The rash crept onto my palms and the bottoms of my feet, making them itchy. So awesome.

Matthew said the rash felt reptilian.  Again, awesome.

Matthew said the rash felt reptilian. Again, awesome.

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