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27 June 2009 @ 11:42 pm
 
Don is, at present, plague-ridden and sleeping on the couch. Before you call me a mean old thing, that was his idea. Sleeping on the couch, that is, not calling me mean and old and a thing. He's had bouts of nasty, wracking coughs and a low grade fever that finds him alternately huddling under layers of blankets and flinging them off with abandon.

He was careful to avoid contact, to wash his hands, to keep a reasonable distance from me, but we live in a very tiny house. Before last night, we were sleeping only inches away from one another. In short, the damage has been done. I started coughing this morning after I got back from the gym. It feels as if there's a weight on my chest. I'm running a slight fever. The lymph nodes in my neck are uncomfortably swollen. Excellent. Looks as if I'm getting sick. I hate being sick. I've not been so in some time, and I swear, if there is any sort of violent emission involved in this bug, I am going to be severely pissed off.

I have to teach tomorrow morning. I just need to make it through that and I can come home and drink tea with lemon and curl up with kitties and Starman graphic novels and feel sorry for myself until this thing runs it's course. Or until Tuesday, when I have to teach three classes.
 
 
I feel: sickblech
 
 
 
albinomarealbinomare on June 28th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
mucinex(sp?) and afrin no drip cold and allergy nose spray. Extra Vit c, zinc, and tons of water. Helped keep the weight off the chest, but I've had the cough now for 4 weeks.
Kelladyjoust on June 28th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
I'll have to make a trip to the drugstore. I don't have much in the house, but I have been doubling up on the vitamin C and drinking ridiculous amounts of water.
Janetgoodnite_gracee on June 28th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)
Well that explains it then! I was worried! Feel better, both of you!!
Kelladyjoust on June 28th, 2009 10:56 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry! I completely spaced and forgot to let you know.
Janetgoodnite_gracee on June 28th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
Don't worry about it! I get that way too when I'm sick. Just get better and I'll do a smaller shindig later in the summer...
Kelladyjoust on June 28th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
I still feel a right idiot. We'll definitely be up for a late(r) summer shindig!
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on June 28th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
Even in a small house it is possible to stay healthy. We had good luck this last time I was sick. Mom never got a sniffle.
Kelladyjoust on June 28th, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)
Oh, I know. We just didn't manage to avoid it this time.
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on June 28th, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
I have to teach tomorrow morning.

You may want to rethink this. You're coughing, it's likely spread via airborne transmission.

You want to share this with your students?

I didn't think so...

I hope you're both on the mend quickly.
pheylanpheylan on June 28th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
I second this. If you know it's contagious, then staying home will be more beneficial to your students than spreading the 'love'.

I second the mend quickly for both of you, too.
Kerry: Goofy Abfab Pats dancescreamingdolai on June 29th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
have you grown a curly tail and pink ears yet? :)
Jaredcrimsontom on June 29th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
This is what I had a few weeks ago. It hung around for about a week. Fluids, Advil and eventually Tylenol to replace the advil. The fever came and went every day...really weird. I went to the doctor out of precaution with the whole Swine Flu stuff going around and they said it was basically a bad cold....yeah not so simple from the sick guys POV...Regardless, tell him I send my regards and hopefully he'll get better soon.