I’ve been down the for count for days — yeah, KO’d — Knocked. Out. Heard about the God-awful flu that’s been sweeping the nation from coast to coast? Well, it’s real. Very real.
I don’t know what happened, but I went to bed on Sunday night and woke up on Monday morning and immediately knew something was horribly wrong. My head weighed about 30 lbs, and I had a fever that was in-sane.
Oh my God, I need The West Indian Mother.
My body feels like it’s bruised and battered — but it isn’t. My back hurts so much. When I cough, my ribs, geez, so painful. Even my joints hurt. Thankfully, I think the fever has left the building. *fingers crossed* Now, if only I could get rid of this recurring soreness in the throat. No sooner do I think it’s improving, it flares up again. I’m tired of reaching for my Halls lozenges or Vicks. (P.S. Vicks is like the best thing with or without a cold…the menthol…mmmm…so soothing.)
Tomorrow, I’m heading to work. I have the most h*llish workload waiting for me. I tried to lessen things a bit by checking e-mails occasionally the last few days, but I could barely hold my head up for more than 15 minutes at a time. Now, I’m paranoid. The last thing I want to do is to be among people with their own germs. I’m nowhere near a 100% but I have got to get back into the office. You can only do so much from home. Ugh. I dread this. I need one of those masks the Japanese wear whenever they have a cold. I always look at them with amusement, but no-one’s amused now. I want one. Actually, I want a few. I wonder where I can pick one up in Midtown Manhattan other than walking into an emergency room and begging?
sigh. Did I mention that I need The West Indian Mother?
Let’s hope the cold and flu meds I’ve been pumping into my system continues to work. I’m desperate for relief. Desperate.
It’s bad out there.
I feel like I went 10 rounds with Mike Tyson, but it’s only the flu.
That’s it. I’m calling The West Indian Mother. *picks up phone*
P.S. Did you hear there’s also a stomach bug? Great. That’s all I need right now.