Flu

I consider myself a pretty lucky individual- although I’ve had my fair share of health problems I generally don’t get very sick.  When I do, it usually passes through me in a day or so and the symptoms are rarely severe.  Not this time unfortunately.

A few nights ago I fell asleep on the couch after we put Max to bed and when I woke up I was shivering like crazy.  I bundled up and crawled into bed, assuming that my sleep had chilled me a bit and that was that.  The next day I went to work and everything seemed fine until I noticed on my bike ride home that my arms were freezing.  It was cold out so I didn’t think too much of it, but by the time I got home I was lightheaded and feverish, and I’ve had a fever in the 100’s ever since. 

My body temperature generally hovers around 97.5, so when I clocked 102.5 on Wednesday night, I knew I was in for it.  So here I am, day three of what appears to be the flu.  I missed out on H1N1 shots because they were finally issued yesterday.  Usually being sick is pretty fun, if I’m bed-ridden, I can just relax, read, play games, enjoy my downtime; but everything’s changed.  I’m now stuck in bed praying that I don’t get Dawn and Max sick, and what little time I get to spend with him is gone.  It is so hard not to pick it up, today I spent quite a bit of time talking to him from across the room.   He’s only four months old and just got his second round of shots.  The last thing I’d want for him is to get the flu.  Terrifying.  So I’m doing my best to stay out of Dawn’s way and just sit in bed, switching from too hot to too cold in a matter of minutes, changing the sheets and my clothes every so often due to the sweat pouring off of me.  I hope its over soon.

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