Sunday, November 18, 2007

On Recovery Road.....

Well, I think that NyQuil® and I have managed to beat back the germies and my inner immune system is waking up and starting to get to work. I don't feel wonderful but feel a whole lot better than I did a few days ago. I actually lived in my bed, making a tent of comforters and quilts and practically rubbing down my whole body in Vicks®. Unfortunately my daughter and granddaughter managed to catch this and now they don't feel so hot. I really hope they will be OK for the holiday but it will be close.

Someone had told my daughter that if you ever want to know when you've been exposed to a germ, to count back 4 days from when you first come down sick. I did that and it coincided with a visit to the beauty shop where I get my nails done. I remembered that when I was there this guy was in there working on installing new fluorescent bulbs in their overhead lighting and he was coughing. BINGO. The culprit has been fingered. I have mental pictures of abusing him severely for going to work 'sick'. I wonder if my nail tech came down with this too.

I think I can venture into work tomorrow. I called in sick on Friday. Not only did I feel like death warmed over, I did not want to be blamed for infecting the whole building. The last time I worked was Tuesday so if anyone caught anything from me on that day (doubtful) they would have it by now. Tuesday night was when I really came down with it hard. Before that it was a little stuffiness and a sore throat. I think my poor immune system was trying hard to fight it off but apparently I have a lot of lazy soldiers in my platoon. Most of them were sitting in front of a TV playing video games or maybe playing poker.

I can tell I'm a lot better because I am HUNGRY. I am "chew on a table leg" hungry. I have a chuck roast in the crockpot that's been there since this morning and the whole house smells wonderful. It has a couple hours to go and I'm panting in anticipation. (wouldn't want to waste away to nothing here)

Thank you to all my readers who wished me well, either in the comments or by email. It certainly is appreciated. Hopefully I can get back to writing with more frequency again.....unless all the work from Thanksgiving cooking does me in. LOL In the meantime, stay safe.....take your vitamin C's and beware the germies. Oh, and what an evil bunch they are, too.

4 comments:

mapiprincesa! said...

Mom is warned and we're on stand-by for a room at a local hotel adjacent to a mall--just in case anyone else gets sick, so she doesn't get it. Ay...24 more hours...

Be well, eat your clementines! :) And thank you for the wonderful offer on food help! Watch out...I just might take you up...

fiwa said...

My husband just came down with it today. I ate a ton of clementines today, I'm hoping that will save me, since we're out of airborne.

I'm so glad you're starting to feel better. I agree - you know you're on the road when food sounds good again. I hope you enjoyed your roast!

lovins!
fiwa

Ordinary Janet said...

Glad you're feeling better! I'll have to remember that 4-day thing, I always counted back 7 days. How was the roast?

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you are getting better....have a good week.
Pam 'Oh Da Woods