John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
John Kahane

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Under the Weather

Got up this morning at the usual time, and felt like hell. I had woken up yesterday with a bit of a sore throat, so I knew that I had come down or was coming down with something. Like I said, I felt like hell when I woke up this morning - my head was pounding, my throat was raw, I was coughing quite...harshly, and my temperature was 1020. I placed a quick call to my supervisor, telling him with my raspy voice that I was feeling quite ill, and that given that I had come in during the snow storm yesterday when most folks hadn't, I was going to take the day off as one of my sick days. Went back to bed.

I didn't wake up until about 10:30 am. That's not a good sign. I don't very often sleep late in the mornings, even on the weekend, and it's only when my body is feeling ill and run-down that I tend to sleep late. For me, 10:30 am is like sleeping 'til 1:00 pm for other people. Made a boiled egg and a piece of whole wheat toast, and had some (decaf) coffee, but haven't really felt hungry today. Took an extra dose of echinacea and an extra dose of vitamin C with my usual array of morning meds, and the shower I had made me feel somewhat better. I am planning to spend the rest of today in flannel pajamas and taking it easy, drinking hot liquids and sleeping if necessary.

With luck, I'll be feeling better tomorrow.
Tags: fever, personal, sick

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