|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Sunday, March 06, 2005
On Wednesday the 16th I started to feel a bit run-down. By Friday afternoon I was staring vacantly at my monitor. That was President's Day weekend, and for three days I left the house once, to the restaurant around the corner to pick up dinner. I felt tired and sore and had developed a deep cough (my abdominal muscles got quite a workout). I was coughing up lots of nasty stuff, though in med-speak this is a productive cough. (I would call it a disgusting cough.)
I stayed home Tuesday and went into work Wednesday through Friday. Big mistake; I was still not feeling well. I tired myself out with social activities on Thursday and Friday evenings, so Saturday was another day spent in bed. While I didn't feel any better, at least I was sleeping 11-12 hours a night.
Sunday I attended a friend's wedding. During the ceremony I had a coughing attack and rushed out, mortified, to the bathroom until it subsided. On Monday I saw a doctor, who said I had caught a virus and would have to wait it out. Finally last Tuesday I woke up and had some energy. I bounced out of bed to make some coffee. I was still sleeping much more than usual and had a residual cough and sniffle.
So that's my excuse. What has happened during my two week vacation on the influenza plan?