Have I mentioned that I’m a terrible sick person? There’s so much to do and just no time to be sick. You already know that Saturday morning I went to the walk in clinic. Got shots and meds. Felt so much better all of Saturday. With the pink dog excitement, I didn’t get enough sleep Saturday night, which is my fault (really, it was my sister’s fault!) but I didn’t feel horrible on Sunday, so I did too much . . especially too much outside. The cedars are still orange with pollen. Darn . . I feel like packing my bags, taking my knitting, getting in the car and driving to the first place where I see no cedar trees and hanging out there til we can at least get a rain here and knock some of this pollen down.
By last night, I was so congested and wishing I had not spent so much time outside. My nose was so stopped up all night that I could hardly breathe and my head was hurting, despite taking Benadryl, aspirin and then another Benadryl.
This morning I was supposed to take both dogs to the vet. I kept telling myself that I could do it but I knew I just didn’t feel like doing it so I called and cancelled those appointments. I hated calling at the last minute but I felt that bad!
I had a dentist appointment tomorrow morning. No way I feel like having hands in my mouth since I cannot breathe through my nose so I called and rescheduled that. I’m sure they don’t want to be near me either right now.
Then Vince sent an email that he wouldn’t be home for lunch. Good timing. Back to bed about 8 a.m. I had planned to make a King Cake to send to work with him tomorrow but he has a meeting tomorrow and was sounding like he wasn’t going to be around the office that much so I know he won’t care if I don’t make that.
Slept til 1:30. I figured it was about 9:30 when I woke up and was shocked to see that it was 1:30. Heated up some soup, at down to knit but . . I think I’m sleepy again.
The allergy meds/decongestants I’m taking just aren’t doing much. I knew I had seen a bottle of Nyquil or Dayquil in the medicine cabinet. Chad swore by Nyquil and Dayquil for colds and congestion and he always has it around.
I NEVER take that stuff and here’s why! Probably 30 years ago, or more, I had something very similar to what I have now. I went to bed with a bottle of Nyquil by my bed and every time I woke up, I took as swig. The next morning, I woke up sick as a dog and since that day, I have never touched Nyquil or Dayquil but I was desperate this morning. I dug through the medicine cabinet and way back in the back corner . . a sealed, never been opened bottle of Dayquil. I never pay a whole lot of attention to Use By Dates except on milk and stuff like that. I happened to look at the date on the Dayquil bottle .. Best before 06/07. 2007? Almost 9 years ago? That had to have been a bottle Chad had. How would Dayquil go bad? I don’t know .. guess I’ll stick with the what I was taking.
Ended up going back to bed shortly after 2 and slept til just now . . 7:30 p.m. Hope I’ll be able to sleep tonight and definitely hoping I feel better tomorrow.