I am so rarely sick! It doesn’t happen very often but .. it just happened!
Yesterday all day I kinda felt short of breath. If I breathed deep or talked a lot, I started coughing. It was a weird feeling but I didn’t feel bad. No sore throat or ear pressure . . so I figured we had just worked too hard over the weekend. Last night, I fixed dinner, sat down to eat . . told Vince I was cold and put on a sweatshirt. He said “You’re sick because it is NOT cold in here and you are NEVER cold!” I ate about half my dinner and told him I was taking some aspirins and went to bed. I slept for a couple of hours and a little after 8 p.m., I was awake and feeling good. I asked Vince last night for the name of his friend who is the PA at the walk in clinic here . . thinking I might need to go see him this morning.
But, this morning I woke up and felt fine. I worked in the garden, watered plants in the greenhouse, watered fruit trees . . til it started drizzling. At lunch, Vince asked if I was planning to go to the clinic and I told him no . . I felt great.
Tonight, we sat down to eat dinner . . asparagus and spinach from the garden, mashed potatoes and gravy, chicken fried pork cutlets. I ate about half my food, announced I was freezing, took aspirins and started to go back to bed. Vince said . . wait a minute . . let’s see if you have fever and I did . . 101.3 . . so we were off to the walk in clinic. Vince’s friend was working, I got fixed up and I should be better tomorrow. A shot, antibiotics, a B-12 shot, and cough medicine. The guy I saw here said he has seen this for several days. He said at first he was doing the swab test to see if it was the flu, even though no one had aches or sore throats and everyone tested came back negative.
It had been 2-1/2 years since I had been to the walk in clinic and that was when I got bit by a black widow spider. If you don’t count kidney stones, I’m really never sick . . and I hope it’s a very long time til it happens again.
What’s weird . . Chad, Nicole and Nicole’s mom all went to the walk in clinic near them yesterday because they apparently had the same thing I have. What’s also weird to me is that I felt so bad when I had fever but the minute the fever went away, I felt perfectly fine again.
I’m going to knit til I fall asleep and hope the chickens sleep late in the morning . . or hope the cough medicine works well enough that I don’t hear them crowing!