Tuesday night, I felt it – a wave of fatigue, like a weighted blanket had been dropped on my head.
Rising early for Wednesday morning meetings, I felt like I hadn’t slept at all. Later, walking in the bitingly cold wind downtown, I shivered pulling my scarf up over my ears. I never did get warm.
Driving back my throat felt hot and dry; couldn’t drink enough water. Uh-oh.
It’s been 2+ years since I’ve been sick. No colds, flu, sinusitis, allergies, nothing. It’s not for lack of stress or not being around sick people – I’ve had both in spades & fought the crud off many times. But I know my signs. Weds afternoon I came home early, crawled into bed and slept for 3 hours. And didn’t feel better upon rising.
Thursday & Friday I used sick time, napping during the day, coughing through the night.
So, it’s no wonder my FitBit is confused ~ it’s used to me averaging 7.2 hours of sleep with the occasional weekend nap thrown in. It’s not used to this. See the “warning” message below about the effects of an inconsistent bedtime.
The fever broke last night; chicken broth & scrambled eggs taste good, hot tea, ice water and throat lozenges soothe. I’ve gone through 2 boxes of Puffs plus lotion, binge-watched shows I don’t remember, and feel sad that it hurts to read.
But hey, at least I got the flu shot! 🙂
How about you? Have you had a bout of the flu or managed to steer clear? Please share your recovery tips with me ~ it may be a while before I respond b/c I’m probably napping!