Friday, December 14, 2007

Go, T-Cells!

Man, that was really weird. During the day on Wednesday, I felt absolutely fine. Wednesday night, I started feeling really tired, much earlier than I would have expected to, but I just chalked it up to an uncharacteristic reluctance on my body's part to switch to a night shift pattern... right up until I went to get out of my chair and suddenly realized I was experiencing that wonderful achy OMG-don't-make-me-stand-up! feeling. By the time I went to bed, I had full-fledged hot-and-cold chills, which were still with me when I woke up a few hours later. I managed to get back to sleep, and when I woke up again at about 1:30 in the afternoon, the feverish feeling was gone, and I just felt really tired and vaguely unwell. So I spent the day lying on the couch watching DVDs.[*] And today, despite a minor and intermittent sore throat, I feel more or less OK. I feel, in fact, rather like someone who's just spent a day resting and drinking orange juice[**] and getting plenty of sleep. And the reason that's odd is because I think every other time I've had that "feeling good; OK, feeling really tired; BAM! HAVE A FEVER!" pattern, it's been the harbinger of an industrial strength case of flu or strep or something, and has flattened me for a week. Generally, the stuff my immune system manages to fight off within a day or two never reaches the "BAM! HAVE A FEVER!" stage.

Well, hey. I do complain about the overzealousness of said immune system -- it would be great if you could stop attacking the pollen and cat dander now, buddy, really -- but I think I've got to give it kudos for this one.

Am still going to take it easy today, although I do have to go to the post office to mail some Christmas gifts, and I think I might walk up there, since I feel like I could really use the fresh air. But I think I should be fine to work my scheduled hours this weekend, anyway. Um... yay?

[*] I'd advise against watching Spider-Man 3 when you're feeling sick. It's not very distracting, and it seems to drag on forever. Although maybe it's like that normally. I dunno.

[**] I did get some. It was comfortingly juicylicious.

6 comments:

  1. I was going to joke that Spider-Man 3 made me sick. But that's unfair. It just made me sort of sad and angry. (I think it's Dancin' Jazz Club Spider-Man that pushed me over the edge, actually.) Glad you're feeling better.

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  2. It just struck me as boring and kind of pointless and emotionally empty. Especially the Dancin' Jazz Club Spider-Man. I don't think I had enough invested in it to get sad or angry. Which is probably just as well.

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  3. OK, this is really weird. I got sick on Thursday night, then yesterday I was OMG I wish I were dead sick and today, I'm exhausted but feeing not so bad. Same bug?

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  4. Could be! Perhaps some kind of weird virus is stalking New Mexico...

    Sounds like you had it a bit worse than I did. I never quite got to the "wish I were dead stage," just the "man, this really sucks" stage. Glad you're recovering from it, anyway!

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  5. "maybe it's like that normally"

    Yup...it is :)

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  6. What the hell happened? I mean, the first two were pretty good.

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