I'm down with the sickness

sickAll day Wednesday at work I had a nagging headache.  I’m not one to normally get headaches so it was really annoying but I didn’t think too much of it.

Thursday I woke up with a sore throat.  I didn’t feel *all* that bad, but our boss has a strict policy at work that you don’t go into work if you are sick, so I called in sick.  I spent most of the day on the couch eating soup and watching bad daytime tv.

By the end of the day my nose was both stuffed up and runny and I had gone through a box and a half of tissues.  I was pretty sure I had a fever that night but despite the fact that we own a million and one thermometers, I couldn’t find one to document this. 

This morning I woke when Rob got up to go to work.  He asked me if I would be going into work and I said no.  He then made fun of my “Kathleen Turner voice” and got ready to go to work.  I knew I wouldn’t be going into work so I fell back asleep briefly.  I woke up around eight to call in sick again and I felt like absolute ass.  I got up to go pee and was overcome with the chills and nausea.  I burrowed back under the covers and managed to fall back to sleep.

When I woke up again it was noon and I was drenched in sweat and I felt like I had turned a corner.  I got up and realized I was almost out of tissues so I got dressed and took Pappy out to the market.  It was only a mile away and the shopping was minimal but by the time I got home I was WIPED OUT! 

I heated up some chicken noodle soup and got about five bites down before I was overcome with another set of the chills that drove me back under the covers where I slept until Rob got home from work.  I woke up feeling like ass again so I took an advil and went back to bed.   Around six I finally got up and I was a big sweaty dripping mess.  I realized my fever was probably breaking but I couldn’t face getting back in bed.  I’d spent 80% of the day there and really wanted to see my husband.  I found a thermometer and registered my fever at 102.5.    I kept sweating and taking my temp and eventually the fever was down to 99.5 where it is now….where I am WIDE AWAKE.

Thankfully it is the weekend now and hopefully I will be okay to go back to work on Monday.  The bummer is that tonight was Megan’s Bachelorette party and I missed it. 

Not sure how long I will be up tonight since I slept most of the day away.

God I hate being sick.

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