jc blog - tales of a modern-day nomadic hunter-gatherer

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2021-12-30-1541Z

Over the last 3 days, my sense of smell has almost completely recovered. "Stink" was one of the last to come back. A blessing in some ways, but if you want to be around other people, it is necessary to know.

The progression of the disease, as I recall:

First 24 hours, beginning December 17 at about 2200 local (Mexico Pacific) time: itchy throat, having to swallow a lot more phlegm than usual.

Second 24 hours: loss of smell and taste; throat better, now headache, mostly from right side of forehead down to teeth. Also, bad congestion.

At about 10PM Sunday night, at the 48 mark, I took the first 4 Ivermectin tablets, 24 grams total.

3rd 24 hours: intermittent nonproductive cough; congestion sometimes easing up; sneezing occasionally; intermittent headaches, not as bad as 2nd day.

Took another 24 grams of Ivermectin that night.

Final 12 hours, ending 10 AM Tuesday: very light, intermittent headaches; congestion improved; smell and taste starting to reappear; coughing less frequently.

From my post on Facebook.

After that first 84 hours, I felt back to my normal self, but still had to blow my nose occasionally for the next couple (?) of days. [comment]

2021-12-25-1702Z

After years of attempting to take sunrise and sunset photos with Android phones, and mostly getting washed-out colors nothing like what I was seeing with my eyes, I finally stumbled on an answer this morning.

I touched the screen at the brightest point in the Eastern sky. Instantly it adjusted the "dynamic range" (audio term, I can't recall the video equivalent) and darkens the foreground, and the sky was represented faithfully in the photo. This worked on Android 10. I don't yet know whether the Android 6 phone has the same functionality. [comment]

2021-12-23-1650Z

Throat feeling weird again. Hope I'm not going to have another round of this. [comment]

2021-12-18-1229Z

Remembered I had an ice cream cone, Choco-Brownie, at Thrifty on Tuesday night after dinner at Hambrusia. That's more likely what weakened my immune system than the beer, and that was almost exactly 72 hours before the sore throat. [comment]

2021-12-18-0451Z

Thursday evening I drank too much beer: 2 ballenas, plus the 12-ounce Tecate I drank with breakfast/lunch at McFisher. This morning (Friday) I woke up with the usual bowel problems and excess mucus production that are typical after such abuse. But I tried to sleep early, a little after 8 PM, and I couldn't. My throat is starting to bother me. It's almost 10 PM local time now. I may have caught something. [comment]

2021-12-14-0329Z

Last night I lay awake for two hours or more thinking I should write a book, A Layman's Introduction to the Calculus, just solely from memory without referencing any other work. And I might.

I also had a dream, just before awakening, that those exercises I've been doing in the fitness parks around town absolutely swelled the muscles in my arms and shoulders. Wouldn't that be nice. [comment]

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