Monday, February 18, 2008
My turn has finally come. Yes, I have caught the bug....or should I say the bug has caught me? Starting Saturday after my run I was exhausted. I mean complete, flat out exhausted. I came home to find David still asleep. I took a shower, got dressed, and then sat in bed with him. We were talking but I felt so very tired. I didn't want to move. Within moments I was out. David let me sleep for about 10-15 minutes before asking me to move since my head was resting on him. I attributed it to the late night, early rise, and long run. I didn't think much of it. However, my exhaustion never left and throughout the day my throat started to feel weird and progressively got worse. By Saturday night I was feeling pretty poor. On Sunday morning I woke up with my throat being more sore, my nose stuffed, and the back of my head aching. We got our grocery shopping out of the way then went to the movies to see Juno. By the end of the movie I just wanted to come home and lay down. The ache had extended through my shoulders, my head was painful, and my eyes hurt when they moved. Then I started to feel nauseous by late night. What's the deal? I called my boss last night to give them the heads up that I may not be in today and she told me just to stay home. We've been battling this stuff for weeks now and she doesn't want us to keep passing it around. I slept on the couch last night because I knew I'd be tossing and turning. I was also up and down all night. The weirdest thing is that the symptoms came in waves. I'd feel fine, then in 15 minutes I felt like I wanted to vomit. I continued to nap throughout this morning and am finally up and about. I don't feel "right" yet but I feel better than yesterday. My symptoms aren't so strong as they were yesterday. I believe I should be fine come later this evening on into tomorrow.