I can’t believe I have a fever. Aren’t those supposed to be for kids and old people?
Monday afternoon I had a fever…slight and annoying, not kicking my butt. I came home from work a bit early, rested and felt okay on Tuesday. Tuesday had a scratchy throat, chided myself for being a baby and on with my day. Wednesday more of the same..until night time as I was getting ready for bed…and then felt really sick and “lost my lunch”.
Put myself to bed, lots of covers to stop the shivers, and slept between the 12 times I woke up…just the bodies way to remind me that I am sick? Why the heck do I have to keep waking up just to go to sleep?
Got up this morning…knew I had to get to work…so much to do, don’t need it piling up, just a low grade fever, how bad could it be?
My husband made me tea for the road, told me I looked fine when I asked if I looked as bad as I felt, and handed me two cold tablets. I asked what they were and he said Nyquil gel caplets. I said I thought they were for night-time as they make you drowsy and he told me not to worry, that these were the daytime version.
Off I went, drank the tea, attended a few meetings, and popped one of the caplets as I felt the fever rising. Two hours later sitting in a meetings…8 people started to look like 4, I can’t read the words on the paper…what is going on? My eyes are fuzzy and now they are drooping…maybe if I could just close them for 2 minutes and rest a bit, I’ll feel better.
Oh no, can’t do that…someone is asking me a question. What am I thinking? I’m in a meeting…people are watching me…I must look dopey…what can I do? They ask if I am alright…best thing to do is tell the truth…explain the Nyquil caplet and everyone laughs. One person asserts that you can’t take Nyquil and function which at this point is quite obvious even to me when my brain is not functioning!
Leave the meeting, get some coffee, take a quick walk and I am feeling okay.
Later in the day, I feel the fever start to rise again, throat feels like hell, and coughing jags are frequent. I am not taking that second Nyquil until I am safely home. No one needs me driving with that little gel caplet inside me!
Tomorrow will be a better day…please tell me you believe it.