I have been home in bed every day this work week. Monday, I tried to work from home – and thankfully was able to fake it thanks to the fact that I have nothing to do given my projects are either done or on-hold. But I finally gave up and took a nap. And then, the chills started. And the aches and the headaches. And I knew this was not a one-day thing.
Yesterday, I felt like I had been hit by a train. I couldn’t sleep at night. I slept all day – I mean ALL day. Then I slept all night. And advil became my friend. I was sweating, then I was freezing. I went to bed last night with four advil on my nightstand. Because I knew I would have to get up and take more – and the thought of being in a chilled state and getting out of bed to take some was too much to consider. I took some more at 3:30am. And slept.
Today has been better. Less fever, just tired and achy. I mark that as an improvement. Except when the fever came back this afternoon after a nap I took. Fuck.
So maybe this image is right. Maybe I need to be sick all week so all can catch up with me. All I know is this is definitely the flu – and the flu definitely sucks ass.
Here’s hoping that tomorrow is better. I need better. I really need better. I’m done with sick.
Here’s to hoping I am on the other side of it.