(see also this post on being sick)
In case you don’t want to read about my being sick, I’ve put it in the “extended” part of the entry. (behind a cut on LJ). Suffice it to say I’m sick. Really sick.
I went to work yesterday, heavily medicated. I managed to survive the day, but … my productivity wasn’t as high as it should have been. I kept losing time and finding myself light-headed and loopy, and by the end of my 11 hour day (10hrs plus 1hr lunch) I was pretty ready to pass out. I managed to drive home safely, but then … I don’t know how it happened, but I didn’t make it to bed until 2AM. Well… there was some sleeping on the couch, sitting up, but laying down kept making my head hurt more and laying on my left side made me almost instantly nauseous – I moved faster sitting up from laying on my left side a couple of times yesterday evening than I’ve moved in about four days. So it’s not like I stayed awake until 2, I just didn’t make it into my bed until 2. And I woke up at 6 and 7 and I was really hungry at a little after 8, so I got up to try to eat. But I took my temperature first, and it was 102.5 degrees.
I’m not sure whether the color of what I’m coughing up is actually dark colored enough to be a symptom of pneumonia – it’s probably just the stuff that’s been draining out of my clogged sinuses and down my throat for the last few days. My father seems to have caught it, and he took it up to his parents who, while being at high risk for all kinds of illness, managed to get flu shots. So, if they get it, they may die, but it probably isn’t the flu. My sister also got it, and if she isn’t too scared by her deductible, she may go to a doctor and get a more definite diagnosis – she does have some medical coverage.
I spent most of today either sitting still or sleeping, and I’m going to go back to sleep as soon as I finish posting this. Hopefully I’ll be feeling better in the morning. If I’m not feeling better in the morning, I’m probably dying. I’m really having trouble concentrating. It’s taken over an hour for me to try to write this little post. I’m sortof half staying awake so I don’t overlap my OTC meds too much or have to wake up after an hour or two of sleep to take more. I’m uhhh… … uhhh… yeah.
Oh, plus, I think I have some sort of gum infection on the inside side, just around tooth 14. And this morning when I woke up I didn’t notice anything unusual, but this evening when I woke up from my 5hr nap, I found that nearly my entire lower lip seems to be breaking out in cold sores. I went shopping and bought some abreva and new medicines and some groceries, and … well, now I’m going to take some nyquil and pass out.