Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Flu, Day Three
It is day three of my flu, I have a temperature and my whole body aches. Lucky I haven't had the nauseous and runs part of it.... mostly. The worse part is this fever, I haven't taken my temperature but there is no doubt about it. So basically I am living on tylenol, ibuprofen and a few crackers and water.
I have been sleeping off and on around the clock since I started feeling sick and for the most part that is fine, but the body gets sore laying down all the time. Yesterday I moved to the couch downstairs, better tv, other people, and more room to move around. The fan has been on constantly, blowing at me to keep me cool. Trouble is eventually I get cold, go figure.
Luckily my kids are older and can take care of themselves. The older can drive the younger around if need be, and they can get themselves lunch, like I do that anyway. My husband is home in time to make supper so all is taken care of. I know this life of leisure won't last forever but I will take it while I can. I wonder if I can fake a fever once I feel better.... probably won't because I hate feeling sick for real.
I need to feel better for my trip to NYC next week and calling in sick to work right before a vacation never looks good. I am going to try and drag myself in tonight, my last shift, and make it til morning and a training session. Yuck.
How long do I feel like this before I call a doctor, there is swine flu and all... Best part is it is good for the diet and I am sure I have lost a couple of pounds through all of this. I would say down about 12 lbs now. Has to be some benefit from being sick.