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Polymanga, it was not to be...

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 12, 2012, 3:01 PM
Man, the last week has been one of the worst in recent memory and yet i live to tell of it:

SO as expected last week, beatrush arrived in Mississauga last Tuesday. I had him stay in a hotel close to my place so that i could take him around. i took him to all the spots  where many aspects of my show took place and i also took him all the way to Niagara Falls to see it as well.  I will leave it up to him to tell you all the details but he has for sure seen  many sites including my old office and the famous snowball incident location.

The next day , he came with me to school and watched me teach a much beaten and worn set of students for the day. Already at that point i had become sick, and was thinking still that i could some how get over the disease before my flight to Switzerland on the morrow. By the next day, i was finished. Still i packed all my stuff and had all the product ready. I was already coughing out dark green junk and  was feverish at about 38.2°c / 101°F for over 8 hours at that point. I knew that i had pushed it too hard over the last semester and now i was going to pay the price.

I remember seeing my family off, and i had a weird feeling as though it would be the last time i saw them and was really feeling  not too good about the trip. beatrush came over and we divvy up all the stuff in between our luggage and i took one last shower in hopes of feeling better and shaking the aches and pains of fever and refreshing myself before a 10 hour flight.

No luck, yet i still left and we walked to a place where there is normal cabs to be caught by the hotel. I stopped by a pharmacy and got some cough medicine and Ricola and upon explaining to the pharmacist what i had he made sure i understood that these things would avail me nothing and that i for sure had an infection that required antibiotics. we got a cab and then i realized that ii forgot something very important which  had me running back up the hill to my place and by the time i had got back to the cab i knew there was no way i was going to do this.

Before this point I talked to beatrush and he assured me that if need be he would still go and would be able to run the booth even without me being there. I approached the cab and told him to take out his stuff and that there is no way i am going in this condition. And so like maniacs we severed out luggage open and began to raffle and rearrange our stuff to make sure he could accommodate the product. No sooner had we done that, than for whatever reason my wife pulls up and is there to see all this transpiring. Beatrush assures me its not a problem and i give him my umbrella just in case and bid him farewell. At least he doesn't have to lose his vacation time and see Switzerland for the first time.

He had a great friggen time as I had hoped and enjoyed it thoroughly. Me on the other hand, well:

At that point my wife took my directly to the hospital and i was diagnosed with upper respiratory infection and got my antibiotics within the hour. We cancelled the flight and were able to get some money back and I have to give my doctors note  to get the rest.  After that point i did not leave my bed for three days and it was one of the worst experiences I've gone through. Not only me, but my wife and children got it, and all of us were levelled. My daughters on a few occasions were crying  inconsolably for the pain and I was having anxiety fits as a side effect of the antibiotic. This only just yesterday finally ended. Fortunately since i had already  set up my days to allow the time off i needed for the trip i didn't have to go into school for any reason.

It seriously was and awful experience and not restful at all. I'm so glad it's over.

So, Polymanga I do apologize sincerely.

I really do thank you guys and I hope I have been of some use to you.

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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CanadianEggroll Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm very sorry that you missed the opportunity, but I'm thankful you stayed and made sure to get better.
Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear you and your family got well after such ordeal, it's those moments that make us really appreciate being healthy and normal because we never really think about it much ... take care and may Allah bless you and your family ^_^
icelandicishnese Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
sorry.... its just so funny to read about your ideal....
DPerez25 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
so I've read your post right when you posted it but i haven't had one set mind on the situation except i'am very shocked.

You work extremely hard Omar, so please when we (your blogtv viewers) tell you to take currr we quit mean it literally, or at least i do.

As for Switzerland, I'am sorry you didn't go , but i can safely assume Switzerland would rather you not go only once then only go once.

please Take Currrr

mynando Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Oh my goodness, Omar. :( I'm so sorry you and your family went through that. I wish you all speedy recovery. God bless you and take care.
Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man... What a misfortune" still, it all ended up well. All the best for you and your family!
KidD0n Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Glad its cleared up for you and wish for you to be back in tip top shape.
Koenken Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am glad to hear your doing better now.
I hope that your health improves and you don't run into any other infections.
BTrinidad Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Sucks to hear that you couldnt go to swiss man. I guess somethings just arent meant to be.
But its good to hear that your over that infection and I hope your fam is too!
And who knows there's always next year, oh and kudos to beat for holding down the booth in your stead! Hope he did a good job of pimpin out your work there! =P
Twardz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I'm sure everyone would be understanding of the situation, albeit disappointed. Hope you feel better.
kalabadi-hallaj Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
its nice to hear that you are feeling much better now.
fox-orian Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was a smart move not to have gone, though. Imagine the condition you'd be in if you ignored the signs, went all that way, and couldn't even get up in the morning for the entire duration! Not to mention beatrush'd probably get it too. Sometimes your own health and wellbeing just has to take precedence!
wakinslo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
What a story - yah that sounds bad. I'm sorry you and your family had to get sick like that. But it's good to hear that you're coming out of it. Be well and Take care of yourself man. Hear's to your health! :)
fan4battle Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Glad you're ok now, and please don't let it catch you again. :)
Only when one feels sick, then we understand how much we don't mind pay attention to our health when we're fine.
Jonboy2312 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Outsch... sorry to hear that ;_;

Look at it this way, what doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger.


Okay, lame line, I know. But I'm glad it's nothing really serious :)
Palulukan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry to hear that you had to go through all that sickness and your family too. Glad that you had the time to rest and recuperate and didn't have to worry too much about missing polymanga due to Beat being able to cover. Hope you and your family are back to full health soon.
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sounds like what happened to my family two months, all of got some kind of sickness and my brother died for a few minutes.

What is in the air? :(
luckydragonbb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
That sucks that you and your family had to go through that. On the bright side you at least got your money back from the flight, most air lines don't do that.
Padder Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Bummer for the timing and your family. Geez
RZSTUDIO Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Health is always important and comes first. Drink plenty of fluids and lots of sleep. :hug:
Zantetsuken15 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
kudos for beat being bowse after you being sick bro. seriously man that just reminds me of the time I've gotten food poison and the really bad kind. I couldn't do anything for about a few months and it was the worst experience I had to deal with.

so I know how you feel about it. I have to admit beat if your reading this you deserve a lot of credit.

and omar since your getting better. just take it easy alright bro
AiZhaoDao Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Good thing Uncle Beatrush was there to cover for you, sounds like you really needed that break. Here's wishing you and your family a speedy recovery.
Mangacide Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man that's awful. glad to hear you're getting better.
Erika-M-R Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really sorry to hear that! I hope you and your loved ones feel better soon!
batboy138 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sucks man. Hope you get better soon.
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theroyalscouter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, you are just as foolish as I am, you take no fancy medicine to cure you ailment until someone else makes you. That's kind of a compliment. But seriously that only good if you are a man with no responsailities (like me:D) you can't let your wife and children stay worried because you don't take care of yourself, that isn't a compliment. Staying sick isn't an option to those that need to take care of others. Health goes before anything because we aren't usefull to others without it.
Stickfigure5000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional
Wow, I'm really sorry to hear that! I'm glad to hear that everyone is okay now, that just sounds like the worst. Stay in good health my friend.
zwimmy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
You made the right choice, your own well-being should always come first.
polarityplus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Sorry to hear you and the family had to go through all that. Glad that you're on the mend though
SketchProof Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You should really keep up with your sicknesses even if it's not a big deal at first. Because it seems like when you get sick and it's not that bad at first it becomes worse at some point. I advise any first sign of sickness, (even if it's minor) please see the doctors immediately. I remember you posting something similar about this before, and it seems like you might have a case of something that could potentially get worse over time. Get some thorough examinations in the future to prevent this again. The way you described this seemed like something that could be a life and death kind of situation.

Keep safe man, and take better care of yourself. Hopefully nothing like this well happen again. Much love.
meganparkes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Digital Artist
holy sh*t!! Thats sucks, at least beat got a good time in switzerland lol! Hope you all get well soon!
MichaelLinkJr Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
The important thing is that you and your family are all right.
Mangamad Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow Omar...the whole family had the sindrum...crud that was nasty. O_O;;;
Danny-Haymond-Jr Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry to hear that you were sick and that your family is sick. Hope all is well soon!
hierojux Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
That's a shame but you clearly made the right choice to not go. Beatrush came through though. What a guy. I think you should get a hyperbolic chamber and just stay inside of it for the few weeks leading up to sdcc. Looking forward to seein you there. Glad you're better. Peace.
maxblackrabbit Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, I hate that, everything else is going fine and having to miss a trip because of a sickness, ugh. (friend of mine was one day away from missing a Japan trip in the same way)

glad you're okay though.
Dekamaster Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Glad you're fine now man. Sorry you had to miss your trip, but your health is way more important then some con in Europe. Anyway, hope you feel better soon.
ChristianPrime1-Bot Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wishing you a good recovery, mate. :salute:
Naslee Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Oh man, that was pretty serious, but i'm glad you are ok and your family as well, remember take easy from now on.

Take this time to spend with the waifu and the two little biscuits.

Salaam bro
Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
My prayers go out to you and your family. Get well soon :noes:
Grand-Masa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This shows how important we should all take our health.

I hope that things have gotten a lot better for you and your family, and that your luck radically improves over the next few months, especially with your launch of Girl Seven
which I've preordered :iconhurrhurrplz:
NinjaManRed896 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Damn, you were in a serious disadvantage, all of us fans hope you feel better
Kanji-The-Wanderer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Get well soon Omar, good to see you on the mend. Take care, your well being comes first.
Nomad55 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So sorry to hear that :( I hope you and your family are feeling better now
EdmondDantes23 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I've been feeling pretty sick and miserable myself the last couple days, but hearing about this happening with you and the family really sucks. I'd be freaking out like hell if I had that kind of infection. I'm glad it's over and done with.
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I wish you good health!
MidnighBlood Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I had an upper respiratory infection before, I hope you are doing better, if not then I hope you get well soon! I hope your family does as well!
Bryar33092 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Just hope that all is better or getting to a positive spot. I was in that boat with you about 2 weeks ago, where I had to deal with something terrible [had a fever of 103, and the works..] for multiple days, then had to go to school for a 12 hour day. Luckily I informed my instructor so I didn't have to do a presentation worth 20% of my grade.

Even though its a large world, there are people who understand these things; which in my opinion is partially comical.

But. To the future!
kitatora Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Scheiße... I hope things turn around for you! Get well soon.
trashies Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it will be ok, im going to pray for you
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