I'm down with the sickness
All 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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