This winter has probably been the worst flu season ever. I can’t even keep track of how many times my kids and I have gotten sick. Yesterday was the worse for me. It felt like I was run over a truck. I literally couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t talk, or swallow. My throat hurts, my head hurts, everything just aches. I feel slightly better today, but not by very much. I still have a hard time trying to swallow anything. Sore throats are the worse. Like stuffy noses and coughs are annoying, but sore throats for me are always the thing that makes me like totally give up…like I can pretty much soldier on if I have a slight fever and stuffy nose. I can still work, and take care of my family etc, but when I have a sore throat…that’s when my body basically shuts down. It’s like nope…nope…you’re not working today, nope…none of that taking care of the kids, nope…what are you thinking…there’s no cooking and cleaning for you.
Yeah, it always starts with an itchy throat…if I am lucky my body fights it off before it gets worse, but when it can’t and I get that sudden swollen pain in the back of my throat…it takes my body a matter of minutes to just shut down…completely. That is what happened yesterday, I mean I felt the itchy throat on Thursday, which worried me. So right before bed, I reminded myself to take some Advil. Then Friday morning came along and I could feel it. I tend to WFH on Fridays, but we always have morning meetings, and I could feel my throat just getting worse and worse by the minute. By noon…my body was done for. I couldn’t even keep my head up. I was having fever chills and aches all over. I was loading up on meds, but it didn’t feel like anything was working. So I basically locked myself in my bedroom (I really didn’t want anyone else to get sick) and laid in bed all day. Thank god for Tom. He was amazing. He came home and helped with giving the kids dinner and taking care of them for the night. The kids are with him right now too, as he is doing the weekly grocery shopping I usually do on Saturdays.
Anyway, hopefully, this doesn’t last too long. I still have a ton of work I need to finish and catch up on before Monday!