Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Under the Weather
I should have known then I was in for a special surprise. The kind that brings the aches, the chills, the fever . . . the sickness.
I never fall asleep reading the paper in the den, on the love seat, and stay that way for a few hours.
Guess I can't say never since it happened Sunday.
Fast forward to Monday. Headaches. No appetite. Only want to sleep. Hurts to swallow. Ears are tender.
I pushed through Monday like a champ and took Dayquil and the ever so handy Nyquil before bed Monday.
At some point in the middle of the night I woke up drenched in sweat. Not a little. DRENCHED.
Yup, quickly made an appointment to see the doctor Tuesday afternoon right after my 7:00 AM conference call.
At the appointment in the afternoon, as she felt my my nodes and stated the words wow. I knew I was in for a special treat.
Let's draw some blood to see if you have mono and hey open wide and say ahh so I can stick this swab down your throat and watch you gag in discomfort.
Really though. So far so good. It's not mono. I go back Friday for another blood draw just to be safe since my white blood cell count was extremely elevated.
For now I sound horrible, feel worse, have made the kitteh learn patience as she wants to play and any time I lean down for her toy, the room spins and my head pounds.
I'm trying to stay hydrated but gosh darn does it ever hurt to swallow. No fever but I am alternating between being just right and cold.
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
Peace, Love, Laughter, and Happiness. xOxO Mo