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.