My BFF gets annoyed when people mistakenly indicate they have the flu, but actually they have a stomach bug. When you are vomiting and have diarrhea, you have a stomach bug. When you have a fever, cough, can’t breathe very well and ache all over, that is the flu.
I have the flu.
The night before last, I had a bit of a raw feeling in my throat. It didn’t hurt, but I knew I’d be getting a sore throat within a day or so, unless I was lucky and it didn’t turn into anything worse. By the next afternoon my throat hurt a little more, but it still wasn’t bad. I went to coffee with K, “little” K, and J after work, and I mentioned it to them. We had a discussion about the flu and how it’s making its way around Alberta. There’ve also been several cases of H1N1 in Alberta (as well as one case of H5N1 – the bird flu, and sadly, the lady who had that died). K asked me if I’d heard that and was now thinking I had that (H1N1). I said no, but another friend and I had talked about it in the morning as well and hoped I was only getting a cold.
Well, this morning I woke up with a cough (I sound like a smoker at times, but I don’t smoke, and neither do any of my friends), a headache, and the chills. I was up for about 45 minutes, did my Bible reading and devotions, and decided to go back to sleep. I feel exhausted even though I’d had enough sleep.
When I woke up from that “nap,” I was sweating and hotter than I don’t know what. I think that might have been from having a warm housecoat and two blankets over me while I slept, and I had put the heat up to try and get warm. I checked my temperature, and found that it was getting higher and higher. So far today, the highest it’s been was 38.7C (which is 101.66F). It seems to be going down now, though as I have taken some Buckley’s Cough, Cold, and Flu pills. I’ve taken these twice now today, and will take more again in about an hour. Hopefully these will help me feel better by tomorrow.
The last two days at work, I’ve been alone in the class, and my one E.A. (the second one has been off work since before Christmas) was out both those days. I wonder if this is what she had (I was never told the reason for her being out).
I talked to K about half an hour ago, and she said she now has a cough and fever as well. So, it sounds like she has what I have. I would imagine we both got it from work (we both teach at the same school). Hopefully, we’ll both be over this before we have to go back to work on Monday!
I had hoped to get a lot of writing done today, but since I’ve been sick and sleeping most of the day, that didn’t happen. I debated not doing anything for the My 500 Word Challenge, but since I’m feeling a little better now, I thought I’d see if I could get anything done up. And this post is it!