I am the kind of person that says I can’t get sick. I had a really awful stomach virus when I was in middle school that gave me some kind of super immune system (and I’m not crazy, my dad had the same stomach virus and got the same super immune system), so I’ve literally been sick 3 times (barring a couple of minor sinus infections) since 8th grade.
Here’s my life since then.
3:00 Friday – I started feeling sick. I had car rider duty at school, and remember commenting to another teacher that my sinuses felt swollen. My throat hurt too, but I just passed it off as one of those sinus infections I get once or twice a year.
4:00 Friday – Thought it might be allergies, so took a Benadryl and completely passed out. Didn’t wake up until 7:00 Saturday morning.
8:00 Saturday – Woke up with a low grade fever (I think it was like 99.5), so decided not to go to the tailgate. I was sad – I’ve never missed a tailgate since Noah and I have been together.
12:00 Saturday – Progressively feeling worse. You know it’s bad when you call your mom. 🙂 Called her, and she was completely insistent that I go to a doc-in-the-box to see if it was the flu (she works in a school too, so she knows how bad it is right now).
3:00 Saturday – Fever gets up over 100. We decide to go to the doctor during the game, so it wouldn’t be too busy. We go, they tell me my fever was 98.4 (which I KNOW it wasn’t…I was having chills already at that point), and I test negative for strep and flu. Left a little bit more confused that I came in, armed with antibiotics and cough syrup. They tell me to call back for TamiFlu the next day if symptoms aren’t better.
6:00 Saturday – I watch that TERRIFYING game going on down the road, and I’m actually feeling a little better. Fever is still up, but I have Mexican for dinner and go to sleep fairly early.
8:00 Sunday – I wake up feeling not too bad…beginning to think it was just a 24 hour bug. My fever is low grade again, and I actually felt well enough to go to the grocery store and watch movies that afternoon with my husband.
5:00 Sunday – Fever starts going back up. It got up to 102 yesterday afternoon. Made the call to get a sub for Monday (which I HATE, by the way – teachers out there know how much of a pain it is to miss school). Still don’t feel too bad, got a shower. Wondering why this flu stuff is so bad (HA).
9:00 Sunday – Go to bed, not feeling too bad.
5:30 Monday – Wake up feeling LIKE A TRUCK HAD HIT ME. It was the most pain I’ve been in in a while. I had severe chills, couldn’t get comfortable in bed (and actually dreamed ALL night that people were trying to donate pillows to me to get comfortable), had a really severe headache, was coughing (which made the headache worse), and throwing up. Fever was at 103.
6:00 Monday – I wait until Noah’s up so I can tell him what’s going on, then take my medicine and pass back out.
Since 7:00 Monday – I’ve slept about 6 out of the past 9 hours. I’m usually the type that can’t go back to sleep if I’ve already been asleep for awhile, but not today. I’ve only woken up long enough to talk to the teachers at school, take medicine, and take my temp.
So, as of right now, my fever is at 101 (unmedicated – medicated it’s just a little bit over normal). So, teachers, you know what that means – no school tomorrow. BOO. And we have a field trip. I feel SO terrible missing tomorrow, but I don’t want to get anyone else sick.
So this is no fun. Basically. Get your flu shot.
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