Saturday, November 21, 2009

Oink, Oink

So, what's better than getting sick with the flu right before Thanksgiving? How about NOT getting sick right before Thanksgiving. Yeah, that would have been nice. I mean, I knew that I was going to get sick, since Parker, Preston, and Paisley were all sick, and I hung out with them when they were still contagious. But, Kate never got sick. So I guess I was hoping I would get that lucky. Nope. I started feeling it on Thursday. My back started to hurt, I began coughing. Cough drops took care of the cough, sort of. But the aches persisted. Then, I went to the New Moon party at Kate's on Thursday night. I was feeling pretty rough, but it was still a good time. No, I didn't go to the midnight show. I DID have school the next morning. Except, when I woke up and checked my temperature, it was over 100F. Which is really high for me, considering my normal temp is 98.1F. So I called Mrs. Lyle, and we decided it would be best not to go to school. Don't want to expose those kids. I spent the morning sleeping, then when Matt was driving home around noon (he was day-after duty, so he got to go a little early), he convinced me to call the doc for an appt. I was able to get in, and was diagnosed with "flu like symptoms." My doc doesn't actually perform a flu test, since a false negative can have bad consequences. He told me to not expose the kids; wait until I was fever free without medication for at least 24 hours. And he gave me a Rx for Tylenol 3, you know, the one with Codeine in it? Yeah, that stuff works nicely. My aches are gone, I was able to sleep really well. Also, it has a cough suppressant in it, so that, combined with Mucinex has helped out a lot. Still not feeling so hot. Really weak and fatigued. But I'm trying to rest and drink plenty of fluids. And I'm doing my best not to get Matt sick. They might not let him go on leave if he is sick. And I don't want that to happen.

Getting ready for my Thanksgiving adventure. I hope I feel well enough by Wednesday, but I think I will. It will have been about a week by then, so I should be good. Kate and I are going to drive to Ohio to see Peggy and her family. Mom's already going to be up there. Then, we're going to drive back on Sunday with Mom. I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully I'm feeling a lot better, since I'll be the one doing most of the driving. Kate isn't so good at long distances. It will definitely be an adventure.

Well, hopefully today I can get a couple phone calls made. Reconnect with good friends. :) Wish me luck!