I should have known better than to brag about how I wasn’t going to let myself get sick. I was good all Friday, even stayed at work Friday night an extra hour to try and wrap up a project I was working on.
By the time I got home, 45 min later, I was starting to cramp up in my stomach and feel soreness in my muscles. I managed to fall asleep for a few hours, but when I woke up it was worse. I headed for the bathroom, expecting the worse, but soon realized I was running a fairly bad fever. I’ve had some experience with bad fevers before. Years ago I had mono and strep combined with a 104.5 fever that caused me to think I was seeing things that weren’t there. Several years later I passed out in the shower because the hot water combined with a fever was too much – didn’t wake up until the water ran cold.
I got in the shower and used the water temp to control the fever a little until I thought I wouldn’t pass out. I ended up going to bed and sleeping all night, finally getting up mid-afternoon today. Other than a few short waking periods, I’ve been sleeping on and off the rest of the day. I’m starting to feel better now, although I’m a little concerned because the kids were sick on and off for a few days.