drowning in pleghmMarch 25, 2009
So I am a sick, good and thoroughly sick. Fever, check. Runny nose, check. Sore throat, check. Nasty lung congestion that results in unpleasently productive coughs, check. Night sweats and chills, check. And the best part is, this whole thing seems to have actually gotten worse not better. Granted the fever is down some (the doctor this morning gave me permission to take 600mg of Ibuprofen ALONG with 500mg Tylenol every 6 hours), but the yucky congestion part and the on-fire, take my voice away sore throat are both new in the past 24 hours.
So now I have to make the decision about going to work tomorrow, I have already taken off half a day Monday (that’s when the fever started) and Tuesday and today. In all honesty if I had known I would be feeling this bad today I probably would have chosen to keep working on Tuesday, never mind the fever, just so that I could have tomorrow off too. But then 3 days in a row of sick days seems a bit excessive.
In related whining our house is having the second floor bathroom renovated, so for my hourly trips to the bathroom (I am downing that fluid, man!), I have to go ALL the way downstairs. Which you know, is a great hardship. In addition to all that our internet has been buggy all day yesterday, before giving out completely in the afternoon. So there I was stranded at home, without even the procrastinating power of the Internet to keep me busy. Thank goodness for the Project Runway season 2 DVDs that I borrowed from Jess, or else I might have been tempted to go crazy or be at all productive.
UPDATE: Dude my fever is killer strong, I am still at 100 degrees only an hour after taking over 1,000mg of fever reducers. But hey at least they make my throat hurt less.