Why does the first time you get sick after a particularly long healthy streak make you feel like you’re dying?
I went to bed last night with a scratchy throat and some lethargy and pretty much kissed my husband good-bye. As I lay there in the dark, I longed for blissful unconsciousness and a clean bill of health if I woke up in the morning.
I tossed and turned all night and had a half-asleep discussion with my husband at 4:00 a.m. about how I haven’t had a sore throat this bad since the last time I had Strep throat. I was uncomfortable and thirsty and alternating between exhaustion and insomnia, trying to find a comfortable position in a bed that was trying to eat me alive.
I had to call out of work this morning, which was a fiasco in itself. I long for the good old days, back before 2009, when I could call out of work without completely sabotaging my employer. Wish list for any future job: sick days (paid or unpaid). Although I guess my longed-for future mommy-hood is the worst possible career choice for trying to get a sick day. This may just be my cross to bear.
My hubby gets a gold star because he got up and went to the grocery store first thing this morning to get me water ice, popsicles, fruit, yogurt, and Zicam (wrong medication, but good effort).
I’m currently on Tylenol and a lot of food and liquids, the back of my throat feels quite gross (Dayne asked me what post-nasal drip was this morning and didn’t like my answer), I have a persistent light-headedness and ongoing confusion over whether if I feel hot or cold or both. A low fever caps it all off and shuts down all my hopes of productivity for the rest of the day. I’ll be lucky if I summon the energy to take a shower.
I know this is all quite melodramatic, but I feel awful. With the long day ahead, I’m thinking about reading, watching Slumdog Millionaire, job hunting, and finding some more interesting blogs to follow.
We should also find out about whether our agreement of sale on our potential house is going to go through sometime today. I guess that’s enough to keep us mentally and emotionally busy!
What are your remedies of choice for a sore throat or cold? Plus, help me out and name some of your favorite things to do when you’re sick and in your PJs all day…