Wednesday, 23 May 2007

The Capitalists Nearly Got Me

Mood: Pissed, Recovering
[Toot!] Index: 0.01
Communism Bit: On
Location: Job, of course


I've not been around since about Monday, and I will be on a hiatus until Monday. Or, at least, I should. I have some pain in the chest, coming from the heart. It's no joke. I got to hospital on Monday, and they kept me there until Tuesday morning. After wiring up my chest and all, testing my heart. Pricking me with fat syringes, letting weird juices into my bloodstream, sucking blood out ...
It wasn't funny. I still have the chest pain, but now I can take a sensible breath in. Unlike on Monday night, when every gasp hurt. Horrible, devilish pain.
I'll tell you more when I come back. I guess I need a rest.

Some people at work think it's love, others think my body has forgotten it is thin, others say I should re-visit my age calculations. Whatever they say, I believe it is the Evil Capitalists trying to poison me. I survived them, so the revolution goes on. So far, anyway.

P.S.: For those for whom it wasn't clear, you need no invitation to the Uganda Bloggers' Happy Hour. Just waltz in, honey, and get seated. Invitation for what? Aren't we blogren? Come on!

19 comments:

scotchbiscuits said...

communism might have same effects as trans fat???!!!
just kidding.
get well soon; post the xrays to indulge me!

Scarlett Lion said...

I've missed your comments, though you still managed to rain on my BBC parade.

You're a TRUE BLEEDING HEART.

(wait, do you know that expression? in the states, we say you're a bleeding heart when your heart is always loosing blood over something, some cause, some girl, some bug you had to squash so it wouldn't give you malaria. and not really loosing blood, but figuratively, you know.)

(if you knew that expression, i feel really stupid for explaining it.)

Scarlett Lion said...

okay, comment number two is totally off topic, and i was planning to send you an email about this, but your site doesn't have your email address. you're scared of those evil capitalist spammers probably. me, i have mine so the bbc can find me :-).

anyway, so i just got into the blog aggregator thing, which we talked about at bhh, and i signed up for google reader because i tend to use google everything, but i am NOT HAPPY with it. perhaps you use a better one? it has serious lag time between when the blogger posts and when it gets the post, you can't see comments on the post or subscribe to a feed of comments, and there's no way to see the design of the blog... (okay, maybe that last one doesn't exist on any aggregator...)

anyway, do you know a better one?

Iwaya said...

love hurts, eh? Okay, I couldn't resist...but seriously there are more Ugandans with serious undetected heart problems than the health sector is willing to divulge or get into trying to help.

feather said...

love? LOL. perhaps. get well soon

kissyfur said...

Panic! They are on to you. But after ur last encounter at BHH, the diagnosis is pretty obvious dont ya think? :-)

Be silent said...

Oh Bambi sorry dear get well soon

Tandra said...

Get well soon.....

Duksey said...

Make your fort stronger or they are gona get u.
my mind was on the same track as kissfur...
Anyhow hope you get well soon...

joshi said...

Afande Jah Rastafari, u havent been drinkin chai mukalu at that place i warned u about!Kati the antidote is eating blocks of concrete steam fried in bat droppings and served wit cockroach wings aka eat more posho and beans!!!Hope u feel better afande..

..a luta continua..

Cheri said...

Honey, hope u feel better now....


Oh, and it is the love! Why else would it hurt to breath? They say..."I can't sleep without u, I can't breathe if I don't breathe u...."
And u just described those symptoms for us...Call the Love doc.

eddiie said...

After wiring up my chest..that made me think they were working on a robot....

But thank God you are ok..

S.A.G.E said...

U guy. I never seen u doning a hood or a jacket. U probably have pneumonia or its the love cos they say its like the measles wen it comes in old age. But u will be aiight.

countryboy said...

weep not child, ur still very much with us. if death tries 2 show its face again u know exactly where 2 point the gun!

Mudamuli Ntikita Ntikita said...

Oh no! I hope you are feeling better now.

Jackie T said...

Wishing you a quick recovey.

aegeus said...

So sorry about the illness. Hope you are all better now and are back to fight in the revolution!

Baz said...

It was all those posh dinners you be eating at Garden City food court that did you in!

The 27th Comrade said...

@ScotchcBiscuits: You dare not blaspheme the beautiful ideology like that! X-( :o)

@Scarlett Lion: Yeah, I really wonder how it went down on that BBC thing. Evil Brits. :o)
Plus ... the only words I'm left to learn in Americaspeak, seeing as I am surrounded by your TV and literature, are: Warunterrer (war on terror?), Eye rack (Iraq?) ... and the like. `Bleeding heart' ain't one of them. :o)

Plus, the Google Reader aggregator does take a while to update (because it is one program running for thousands of people, maybe millions). If it is instant that you want, you may have to download one, or use the Live Bookmark feature of Firefox. (You use a sane browser, no?)
That has a problem, because it may slow down your downloads initially, when you fire up the browser, as it fetches feeds from all over the place.
Me, I stick to Google Reader. After all, it has me updated something like 30 minutes after the shot goes. That's fast enough.

@Iwaya: Ouch. It certainly was on the heart, but if it was love ... well, maybe. John Legend said `Love hurts sometimes, if you do it right.' :oD

@Feather, Duksey, Kissyfur, Jackie T, Eddiie, BS, Tandra, Aegeus: Merci beaucoup. Now I have proof you're not the capitalists who poisoned me. Ah. That leaves me with 234,567,634.90023423423556789897215457 suspects.

@Joshi: Your antidote is poison! I thought you were on my side!

@Cheri: With everyone repeating it, okay, it may have a touch of truth to it. It may be ... but, nah. Revolutionaries don't have space for that, do they?

@SAGE: Some diseases aren't for warriors. Just like them 2-bit jumpers. But you'll be seeing me in a jumper, now. Seriously.

@CB: You'll point the gun at my heart?!?!?!?

@Baz: Do you ever see revolutionaries doing silly things like being within 30 kilometres of sinfully-capitalist things like Garden City? Huh?