Jilara (jilara) wrote,

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The latest bug...

I don't like this one. I call it "sleeping sickness," but I will take the sleep over the other stuff. We started Sunday evening with hearing my heartbeat pounding in my head like a drum. This was followed by the sense of burning up. Then a strange U-shaped headache that went over the back of my head just behind my ears. At that point, I realized I was sick. I took my temperature. 99.8. Yep, that's a fever. I put ice on my neck, and kept moving it from neck to head to face, feeling like I wasn't keeping ahead of it. I was watching something on the Discovery Channel about people being poisoned by Australian box jellies, and kept telling myself that compared to what the people on the show were going through through, I was fine. However, watching a researcher wrything in the hospital while describing his symptomology for science wasn't helping...

I laid down and went out like a light. When I woke up again, it was 10 pm. I was shaking and felt awful. My ice had melted, but I felt cooler. I got up and swigged some Nyquel. I fell into bed again and immediately fell asleep. The cat woke me up at 6:45. I managed to feed the cats and make some...hot cocoa? I didn't want coffee. I felt cruddy. I felt dizzy. At least my fever was down. I called in sick to work and fell into bed again. I woke up about 9 am and decided to have some more Nyquel, since I wasn't going anywhere, anyway, and now had a substantial runny nose as well. Fell asleep again. Woke up when the phone rang (and hung up) at 12:45. Used the bathroom. Fell asleep again. Woke up at 4 pm. Got some tea and ate a hard-boiled egg with hot sauce (I crave hot sauce when I'm sick). Stayed awake for 2 hours. Fell asleep. Woke up at 8 pm when Shula called. Started not making sense when I was talking on the phone. Hung up and fell asleep again. Slept until this morning. I still feel slightly spacey today, but better. But this sleep thing was pretty extreme. It was like I just couldn't keep my brain on line... I must have needed the down time to heal.

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