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This Bugs Me

Quarantine Fun

Quarantine Fun

I’m not feeling well, and I’m tired of trying to keep myself quarantined. It began Friday evening. All of a sudden I started coughing, experiencing a weird pain in my chest and feeling feverish. Can you say, “H1N1?”

I went to bed, stayed there all day yesterday for the exception of coming out of my hole to bitch at my family. It is after all their fault that I might have the flu bug. It’s o.k. to blame others for our illnesses, right? Work with me here, I’m not feeling so hot.

At first, I was a little excited. The idea of spending all day by myself in my bedroom with no distractions except a stack of books and a laptop felt pretty much like heaven to me. The only problem I found was that my stomach seemed to think that I climbed on a roller coaster without the fun squealing part, and I could barely remember my name let alone retain anything that I might hope to read.

That left sleeping, eating and watching TV, two of which can be done simultaneously. To distract myself a little, I thought it would be a good idea to get the latest updates for my iPhone. I ended up wiping out all the programming and resetting the damn thing to the original factory settings – that was entertaining and took up some time.

I woke this morning convinced that I was going to feel better. The only things standing between me and feeling 100 percent were a couple strong cups of coffee and a hot shower. I’ve had both now, and I feel just as dizzy, and now I’m getting a really queasy feeling in my stomach. I’m not a puker so that just better calm down.

I went to http://www.flu.gov and it’s not looking good. Based on the little questionnaire I completed, I may benefit from a little medical attention. It’s the weekend and the last place I want to be right now is the middle of an ER filled to capacity with hacking sick people. Being in the presence of me is plenty, thank you very much.

I think I’ll lie around again today, and then make an appointment for the doctor tomorrow if I’m still feeling crappy. At least that way I can minimize my exposure to others and vice versa.

The silver lining in all of this is that I froze a big batch of turkey and wild rice soup last week. Looks like I found the perfect occasion to enjoy it.


One Response

  1. Hang in there sweetie. I will send white light in your direction. Evan tells me you all have it now. That’s a real bitch!. Be kind to each other. Thinking of you all. Love you

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