So, I didn't get to blog as soon as I returned from Stanford like I had planned. I wound up sick. I actually started getting sick on the way home. First it was non stop hacking. I thought I was having some weird asthma attack. No way I could be sick. I cleaned everything before I touched it.
By the time I got home, I had a fever. There was no denying it, I had my mother's bug. And it was horrible. I was hot, then I was freezing. I was coughing so much my abs and ribs hurt. Nothing was coming up. My throat hurt, my head hurt, my eyes burned. I felt like a rag doll that's been thrown around. My legs were killing me. And I was so exhausted.
I locked myself in my room and mostly just slept. I didn't have energy for anything else. I mean eating was exhausting. If I checked my email I'd be too worn too answer. This was one crazy bug.
The fever didn't break till either Thursday night or Friday morning. It's been a slow recovery process. My cough is still pretty rattly and I only have enough energy for basic things. This was not a bug to catch.
I'm spending the rest of the week resting up. I want to be as well as I can get by Friday night. My sister got me tickets to see Wicked and I have been looking forward to it all year.
I spent my sick time basically cut off from the world (hard to do much when I keep falling asleep). I did wind up with one of those "I can't believe he did that" moments.
On Monday I was getting my morning treatments out of the way. My sister and her boyfriend went out for a bit. I didn't think much of it. When they returned, my sister's boyfriend said, "You got mail _____" I figured he wasn't speaking too me since _____ is a nickname my boyfriend gave me and no one else knows that. So my sister comes in and says "_______ you have mail," and she tosses a letter at me. And there on the envelope in my boyfriend's handwriting is ___________.
There is no way to live this down with my sister. At the moment she's milking it. Every time she sees me she calls me ___________. I am hoping she gets bored of it soon.
Hopefully everyone else's week has fared a lot better than mine.