Tuesday, June 17, 2008


This is what summer sickness looks like.
Summer sickness is.not.fun.
It started yesterday with the stuffed up sinuses. At first blush it looked like allergies, complete with runny nose and a trash can at work overflowing with Kleenexes. I didn't think anything of it since I've been suffering from allergies of one form or another since I was a kid. In fact, I'm pretty sure Kleenex's stock probably went up every summer when my mom stocked up for the season.
Today though, today was different. I woke up with the feeling that my sinuses were as big as my head. My nose was a spigot that just wouldn't stop and my voice was coming and going at will. And that was all before I got to work. I should have known it was more than summer allergies when I answered the first phone call and was told "Jeez, you sound horrible". Thanks.
The day progressively got worse to the point that when my co-worker arrived I left for the comfort of home, Dayquil and my bed. And I never leave early from work. Never. Not even when I've got a temperature and strepthroat (see two springs ago when I worked for four days straight before finally being forced to go see my doctor).
Today though, today I just had to leave. The gravitational pull of my bed was just too strong.
Now that I've had a four hour nap I do feel a little better, but this thing still hasn't run it's course. When I'm sick I go through a few stages, the first being the worst then ending up a few days later with a sore throat, but otherwise o.k. Right now I'm firmly entrenched on the couch, watching the Simpsons, missing Will (camp started this week) and hoping I can get better by Saturday so we can spend our precious little time together.
I freaking hate summer colds.

2 comments:

Belle said...

I hate being sick in the summer, hope you feel better soon.

agategoddess said...

Awww, thanks belle. I think a large portion of my problem was allergies. After a day in bed and not at work I felt much better.

Now if only I could get rid of the allergies...