I wish I could make an adjustment to the Space-Time Continuum. I am ready for this sickness to progress, so I can get over it. If only time would fly by as fast as it does when I'm in a casino.
Besides the fever, which has fluctuated between 99.1 and 101.2, I have a slight headache over my eyes, pain at the base of my skull, and an upset stomach. My eating stomach, not my poop stomach. I know I need to stay hydrated, but my stomach thinks otherwise. When I contemplate taking an itty-bitty tablespoon-size sip of water, it clenches itself shut like Jerry Seinfeld's lips when his girlfriend offered him a bite of pie.
At the lower temperatures, my face is ghostly white. At 101.2, it was flaming red. I slept off and on while sitting on the short couch under The Pony's fleece throw. I felt warm and toasty, and the shaking of my hands and arms stopped.
Right now it's 3:30 on Thursday afternoon, and I've managed to eat about half a handful of dry fake Honey Nut Cheerios. Plus several sips of water. Hick has forsaken me to drive 30 miles and look at fishing plugs. Not that he's such a help to me, but he's company.
I'm trying to let the fever run its course. I figure it knows that it's doing. After all, a fever has thousands of years experience in attacking what ails people, while I only have decades. I will, however, be taking my daily aspirin after I force down a few more cheerios. It might bring the fever down for a few hours, and perhaps give me a respite from the nagging faint headache.
I don't even miss my trip to town for scratchers. It's a relief to stay home. Although this is probably the day that the Gas Station Chicken Store will sell a big winner...
Sorry about that! For you to not go to town for scratchers, well, that tells me just how sick you are.ReplyDelete
Yes, my desire for scratchers is definitely a barometer concerning my wellness. I missed them again today, though I AM feeling better.Delete
Hi Val, I'm sorry to hear that you are still not feeling well. It sounds like, at this time, you are doing all that you can to get better. Sleep, eat what you can, stay hydrated and take your aspirin to bring the fever down. Really wishing that you will feel better soon.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your concern. I am on the mend, fever down, able to eat and drink, and plan on a scratcher trip tomorrow!Delete
Honey Nut Cheerios! I'm eating Crunchy Nut Cornflakes right now, almost the same thing, since they both have honey and nuts. And I'm drinking water. I hate having a fever, I normally run hot anyway, so a fever just about does me in.ReplyDelete
I couldn't enjoy the cheerios to the greatest extent, but at least they stayed down. Since then, I've had more, with a banana! What I missed most was my icy cold well water out of my metal water bottle. Now I am having it again, no ill effects. So definitely getting better.Delete
I am so behind, the vegetable garden has been holding me to the grindstone. Glad you have survived.ReplyDelete
Me too! I was almost a vegetable! A steamed vegetable!Delete