This is the worst cold I’ve had in years. Picked it up at Costco — must have rubbed my face or eyes or something after touching a cart handle or product that was smeared by another sufferer. Y’know, you try to train yourself to keep your hands away from your face…but it never does any good. 😀
At any rate, I’ve been out of it for several days and still am nonfunctional. Last night I had a temp of 101, and since my normal temp is only about 98.2, that’s pretty high. And miserable.
Thank God I got out of the jury duty gig! That would’ve been beyond horrible.
Obviously I’m not going to choir rehearsal tonight. I probably won’t be able to sing on Sunday, anyway. And I’m not going to the weekly business group’s meeting on Thursday. Or, probably, to the lecture I’d planned to attend with some friends. Dayum!
I apparently have some kind of hypersensitivity to rhinoviruses. They can make me radically sick…which is what’s happening now. This isn’t the worst head-and-chest virus I’ve ever had, but it’s close. What will happen next, we know from experience, is two to three weeks of spasmodic coughing, sometimes so extreme I can’t breathe at all. That is the worst part of these things, which overall are pretty obnoxious.
And that’s why I hate it when people go out in public when they’re sick. Please stay home if you have a cold or the flu. Some people get a whole lot sicker than others do.
Haven’t been able to eat in two days. A piece of bread hurts too much going down. And there really isn’t much in the house to eat. I did get some ice cream while I was performing yesterday’s can’t-get-out-of-it errands (“stay home,” says she, after spreading her germs all over Sprouts). That with some nuts over it is about all I’ve been able to get down. This morning I ate a banana, though: yuck! Everything is tasteless. A tasteless banana is…uch.
And so…back to bed!
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