Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Fire in Your Belly
I've been a little under the weather for the last few days. I don't know what is going on and while I assume a doctor might be able to help with the symptoms, it is doubtful they'd know the source.
I won't go into the graphic details, but technically it is not stomach flu. Not that some of the symptoms are any less pretty. To go this with continual "problem", it has also affected my sleep. Big time.
In the past I have mentioned I don't sleep a lot. I have been so much better these last few months. Unknown to me, some of my sleeplessness may have been due to job stress. Don't get me wrong, I'm not getting nearly the amount people recommend, but I'm doing better about sleeping through the night - just not adding to the total hours. Hey, it's progress.
Anyways, I have not gotten much sleep over the last two days at all. When not actually being ill, I'm awake, or in partial sleep, worried about getting ill. It has not been productive to getting rest or to heal.
And I had a temp, which now seems to be gone. I was only 100, but that's high for me. I normally run at 96, not 98.6. Enough ibuprofin took care of that and the skin sensitivity I had on some of my extremities.
Of course, I'm forcing (or trying to) fluids, but that holds no appeal. Neither does food. Carrots and applesauce was my lunch yesterday, and I didn't even finish it all.
Today I get on plane for the west. This should be interesting.
Denton told me yesterday, you can't travel if you still feel this way. He's not the boss of me!!! I really have no choice. It's a meeting I cannot miss - it's already a difficult client. One that doesn't really care about anyone's hardship other than their own.
I have a strategy, of course. I've moved my seats to the back of the plane, closer to a restroom to minimize the risks.
...and hey, if this continues another few days, I will have reached my goal weight.
Song by: Liam Finn