A couple weeks ago Spiderman started coughing. Two Friday mornings ago I found him curled up on the couch under a blanket when I got out of the shower. He never ran a fever, but was a little slowed down for a day or so. He bounced back quickly.
Last Monday some sniffles I attributed to crying a lot (just hormones, nothing to fret about) turned into the cold Spiderman was incubating. Then the next day I conducted a training… then the next three days I spent in bed, only waking and sitting up when I needed to facilitate some webinars for work (still in bed, mind you). An entire week later, my snot is still green… (although yesterday it was a very neon yellow perhaps this was my body’s christmas present to itself?) and abundant.
Per Devon’s prompting I’ve been giving myself massive indigestion by downing a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar every morning. I’ve even resorted to cold medicine. I took Dayquil twice with no remarkable results, and Nyquil a few times which resulted in being able to sleep but not much else.
My head is pounding.
I have procrastinating to stop but my body seems to be getting in the way. I did exactly what I was supposed to do as soon as I realized I was sick. I stayed in bed. I didn’t push it. I rested. I drank fluids. I allowed myself to be cared for by my sweet. Still-this shit has been going on for 10 days with little to no progress towards wellness. I’m sick (and whiney apparently).
Today I went back to work in the office. Somehow, even though I sniffled and hacked through the day, I thought that meant I was back in action. I had a to-do list a mile long developing in my head for tonight… and now I’m pretty sure all I’m going to do is make it through the making of the list.
That’s why I haven’t been here. That’s why I might not be here for the rest of this week. Because even if I manage to get well I gots shits to do! I promise to take pictures of myself doing stuff to post in lieu of writing if I manage to get out of bed.
For now, there are 30mL of liquid relief (poison) calling my name.
Why on earth do they make it that awful color?