This past week I checked myself into the ER at Highland Hospital because I could no longer bare the coughing, sneezing, congestion, and other flu like symptoms I've been going thru. It was the wheezing in my lungs that was the last straw, it just sounded like I had a dieing cat trapped inside my lungs.
Enough was enough. To make a long story short, the hospital gave me antibiotics and an inhaler. Both worked like a charm because I'm feeling tons better. My breathing has improved tremendously. For the past couple of months, I've had this tightness in my lungs and could never take a full breath. I just grinned and bared it the best I could. I guess there really was crap in my lungs because it started to surface after taking my meds. Seriously, I blew out of my nose the most disgusting loogy I've ever seen in my life. It wasn't clear like any nostril flem but it had this weird discoloration like it was a caucus of a dead animal. When it came out, it just made think, "wow, so this is the shit thats been clogging my head and lungs all this time" .
Now that my health has improved, my quality of life is much better. I've been jogging 3x a week since last Fall and finally, I can enjoy my runs without the tightness in my lungs. I feel so stupid for not doing anything about it and just passing it off like a cold I could never shake. I can only imagine whatever respiratory illness I was carrying for so long also added to my depression.
I'm glad my personal health took a turn for the better because I start shooting my movie next week and I'm so excited. For the next 6 weeks we'll be shooting, "All the Other Were Practice" , a post gay romantic comedy. I want to say its a Bear movie but the film doesn't strictly stay within the Bear genre, the only Bear component in the movie is me.
I do have some shows coming up. OJ Patterson asked me to close out his Storking Comedy show which is coming up in Oakland on Thursday this week. I'm actually kind of excited about that because I have new material and can't wait to break it in.
So thats basically whats on my plate for the next couple of weeks.