I have been sicker (more sick?) than I have been in years for the past two days. Fevers, delerium, headaches, body aches, ache aches. Doctor says it’s a virus and I just have to wait it out, which surprisingly, made me happy. The last time I went to the doctor for this kind of sick they were still in the “throw antibiotics at it!” frame of mind and that always bothered me. People knew for years that antibiotics did nothing for viruses and that the constant use of them was just making stronger bugs but you could pretty much be guaranteed that if you went to the doctor with a sniffle you were gonna get a bottle of nasty pink stuff.
So, score one for the medical trade which finally woke up a bit and also score a few dozen for the bastard virus that has me feeling like death.
All this is well and good except for one thing. I started a new job on Monday and now I have been away from it, sick, for two days. Not the best first impression I am sure. On Wednesday I could barely move, everything hurt so much but I was sure I would be able to get back on Thursday. Wednesday night came with a 103 degree fever and going from teeth chattering cold to cast in the pits of hell hot. Today the fever was mostly gone (except for a few minutes ago when I checked, it was back slightly) but I still have this terrible, dry, wracking cough and every muscle in my body hurts. Oh, and my eyes are bleeding for some reason.
On a happy note, the first few notes of a song that I had stuck in my head for 4 days but couldn’t figure out suddenly resolved themselves while listening to Groove Salad. It was Fragile State, if you’d like to know. That’s a relief. I thought I was going to lose my mind hearing the same two notes over and over again in my sleep.
That’s all for now. I’ll be back in work tomorrow no matter what, even if I have to have someone carry the individual pieces of my broken body in one at a time.
P.S. I was just kidding about the eyes.