So on Monday night, towards the end of the Neko Case show, I started to notice that my throat was getting scratchy, but figured it was just because I’d been using the tube more than normal lately, so I did not consider the possibility of increased sickness, having assumed that I had gotten over the virus I had that was making me nauseated and generally digestivally unhappy the week before.
I was wrong. Well wrong.
I woke up on Tuesday with an extremely scratchy throat and the start of a stuffy nose. With every hour I was at work it got worse and worse. My sinuses filled up, my nose blocked completely, my body started to ache, my throat started to hurt, headache, coughing, all of it. By mid-day the phlegm arrived. By 2 pm I asked to go home. On the bus ride I was feeling dizzy and horrible.
On Wednesday I went to the GP and was told that this was the virus going round, and as a special bonus I appeared to have a bacterial infection as well. Yay. So I went to the pharmacy and bot some amoxicillin and then went to the grocery store and got some soup and have pretty much been in bed since then.
It could be argued that I probably could have suffered through work on Friday even though I still felt like complete ass, but I am scared of letting these germs meet other germs, the potential for mutation is strong here. And this shit is bad enough without letting it mate and breed on the #343 bus. And, seriously, I still felt like ass.
Today I am a little better, and even ventured out for coffee but the walk there and back left me shaky and sweaty and weak so I am back in my pyjamas for the rest of the day (maybe the whole weekend) which means missing out on art galleries, and jive dancing and a comedy show in Clapham. And that is not very fair. But I did get some writing done in the few moments that my brain was working and I have managed to get some knitting finished, so it’s not a totally wasted week.
Next week it’s back to the office and back to my vitamin C and Zinc supplements. Anybody know of any other good supplements to help boost the immune system? Mine seems to have gotten especially weak in the last few years and I’m willing to take most recommendations (so long as they don’t taste bad). And I am really, really tired of being sick. I’d rather be healthy and in the office than feeling like this, and that’s saying a lot.