Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Bird Flu

Well, okay, maybe not. But I'm still sick. Going on 3 days. Last night wasn't as bad as the night before, which was awful. Did you know that your skin hurts with fevers sometimes. I guess I'd forgotten.

I generally am just feeling fatigued and feverish. I'm planning to go in to the MD tomorrow (and I won't be going to work) because my temp this a.m. was 99.6 still. Yesterday, I had temperatures near normal for awhile, but that all changed last night again.

I'm trying to drink enough fluids, but then I have to get up to pee every 10 minutes. It sucks.

HippyChick and BeeDragon came by on Friday and brought me some tylenol and water - of course, they were going to take me to the emergency room because I told them my temperature was 104...but I'd made a mistake in reading it - it was 100.4. Big difference.

I was craving tomato soup and ginger ale today, so SlowTalker brought some by. He also spent some time regailing me with tales of trips that he's taken. I really do think that the worst thing about being sick is the absolute boredom. It's often combined with the attention span of a gnat, which is no good. B also called and told me about her new dog, Flint. He sounds just a cutie.

Speaking of dogs, I'm starting a housesit tonight. It's going to take all my energy to take care of that puppy dog. But it should be fine. I'm just going to spend a lot of time lying on their couch watching cable tomorrow. Hopefully, by Tuesday I'll feel like I can remain upright for most of a day and can go to work.

Well, friends, I'm off to check my e-mails, then go back to bed.


Aravis said...

It sounds like you have some wonderful, caring people in your life. Good luck looking after the puppy dog, and also in looking after yourself.

Charby said...

get well soon!

P'tit-Loup said...

Hope you feel better by now, and sorry that you are having to deal with the flu during the summer, that is always so frustrating to me.

lots of mental miso soup to you.

Fred said...

Sorry you're under the weather - I hope you're feeling better today.