LONG POST WARNING!
first of all, hello everybody, yes i am alive lol but im feeling really really sick still, i should probably be on the couch, but ive been there like 5 days in a row, im going insane. im going to be out of school til at least wednesday, I have mono, as well as possibly a throat infection, in which case i would have to go to the hospital and get my throat drained or something, and i'd be out til like friday. yesterday was a crazy day for me, later on in the day i was having serious troubles breathing, and it felt like my throat, which was completely swollen on the right side (it looked like there was a giant golf ball sticking out of the right side of my neck) was starting to close and spread toward the center and left of my throat. i had a hard time swallowing and at times trouble breathing so my mother decided to drive me into the clinic. they hooked me up to the oxygen tank just to calm me down a bit because i was gasping. i had a temp of 103.5 so they had to try to lower that right away, they gave me a cold cloth and some motrin and fluids, and then they gave me a steroid shot to lower the swelling in my throat, which has somewhat worked. i had to stay there for a few hours so they could do some tests on me to determine what i had as well as oversee the swelling, make sure its lowered as well as my temp gone down. it was down to 100.5 and my swelling was somewhat down, and i was able to breathe again, and they diagnosed me with mono (if the blood test said i did not have mono , they would have rushed me to boston medical center in ambulance to get something drained in my throat because the only other possibility would have been something more of a serious infection) so they let me go at midnight three hours after i left my house to go there. phew.. but im feeling a little bit better now. i FINALLY got a good night's sleep last night for the first time in days, although i must admit, before i went to the doctors and they helped me, i was afraid to sleep because i was afraid my throat would close and i wouldnt be able to breathe because im very congested. but i felt better afterward, and they recommended that i would be more comfortable sleeping in a chair so i did that and finally got some rest. my temp is down to 99.5 now, my throat isnt constantly in pain just when i am swallowing, my feeling of sleep deprivation is gone, my minor dehydration is pretty much gone, and my headache is still pounding but just a little bit, and im still congested-- in short, im feeling better, but i still have some more resting to do, plus i am extremely contageous :-/ so it looks like a little bit more time on the couch.
woo long rant on racing:
okay, a few notes from my perspective on speedweeks so far.
they've sucked for me, mainly becasue i've been incredibly ill while watcnhing them for the most part. but i have been happy to see racing back. the rolex 24 was fascinating, it was one of the best ones i can remember. bud shootout practice day was fun as usual, it's always great to see the cup cars out there for the first time. daytona 500 practice for qualifying gets very boring but ive been happy to see nemo and boris doing well. the arca race was just plain retarded, and we were extremely lucky to not have someone die, between feese running over his pit crew, that guy flying sideways into the fence, the fans standing near where that guy hit, the first big one, and the big-ass big one which saw poor todd kleuver spin like a dreidel, and billy venturini ended up being the guy getting hurt, he must have been one of the cars that fucking exploded or something behind kleuver. seriously, some of the arca drivers arefucking retarded. i dont mean to single out kyle krissloff, because there are plenty of overzealous crazies in that series, but i almost saw krissloff take out half the field four times, but luckily for him, half the field already took itself out before he could... but he was still trying, luckily for everyone the race got shortened, congrats to bobby gerhart. the bud shootout, i felt very ill through that and fell asleep through parts of it so i dont have a completely clear memory of it, it is the most silent i have ever been while watching a race, i was in so much pain and discomfort. the parts i saw were pretty decent, but it is very difficult to pass, and the drivers lose so much momentum this year when they have to back off the gass, i do not know why the geniuses at nascar decided to close the restrictor plate some more, like dale earnhardt said ,if people dont like racing at the high speeds, let the ants eat their candy ass. i think we can afford 3 or 4 more miles per hour in the name of more throttle response, which is actually safer anyways because people can give and take without having to worry about going all the way to the back , especially later on in the race when the big one is more prone to happen. anyways, congrats to jimmie, specifically, jimmie's crew, because it looked like biffle was pretty damn good.. it was nice to see jj win, personally, because id like to see him take home the title this season. i was quite disappointed in nemechek's performance after his practice speeds.. wow the car wasnt as good as it ran in practice but still i think the car is good enough to compete in the daytona 500 but the biggest issue i saw was nemechek's driving performance, he was way too over-cautious in times where he probably should be aggressive considering it was the shootout. i no nobody was watching nemechek closely the way i was, i bet even martha watched jeff gordon every now and then, so i can tell you this: whenever nemo got into 3 wide situations, he was the one who pulled out and slid in behind people. i cheered this in the first 20; with 20 to go, i was furious. also the pit crew had another bad pit stop. but oh well, we'll see what happens in the 500, that car looks slick, MB2 looks good-- riggs, nemechek and said all did great in 500 qualifying, im looking forward to the Deuls. Congrats to the front row DJ and JJ.
and now there are a few days off in speedweeks, what the hell is up with that, i get screwed.
by this point, im starting to miss school, and starting to get really bored. but at least at this week last few years there would be speedweeks stuff on monday and tuesday, but nooo, nothing, and unless i have a major health issue, i should be back in school by the time the duels and stuff are on. screw you daytona international speedway.
whew that was a long post, and im getting kinda dizzy froom looking at this computer screen for a few minutes here, so i will go now