Monday, November 19, 2007

"I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight."

I lost 6 pounds since weighing in last Friday. Yes, that is 6 pounds in 3 days. How did you do that, you ask?? Well, it appears that while I couldn't bring the sunshine back to Michigan with me, I could still bring a nasty flu bug. And when I say NASTY, I mean it.

Thursday, I came into work after a nice relaxing vacation. I felt okay; not 100% but I figured it had something to do with our long day of traveling the day before. I ended up leaving work at 3pm with chills/sweats and the feeling that I was running a temperature. I got home, felt fine, didn't check my temperature at all.

Woke up Friday. Couldn't move. Couldn't breathe. I had a dry, hacking cough. Something in me knew this was not a cold. I didn't have a sore throat, sneezing, runny nose. None of that. Instead, I had a 101 degree fever and a cough that wouldn't let me 'get under it'. All I wanted was to expel something from my lungs.

So, from Friday until today, this was my routine:

Rest, because the shower was just too much work.
Try to eat.
Throw food away, because food is putrid.
Take my temperature.
Spaz out because temperature is so high.
Take Tylenol.
Take a bath.
Watch TV.
Try to sleep.
Realize sleep is not going to happen.
Take my temperature.
Spaz again.
Watch TV.
Realize daytime TV sucks.
Try to sleep again.

The past 96 hours have been very trying for this body. It has never before seen the flu in this fashion. And frankly, I hope it never sees it again.

The worst part is that I have not seen my new nephew since the day he was born. Almost 2 weeks ago. Ugh.

Time to get some more rest.

P.S. The quote above (the name of this post) is from one of my favorite movies, The Devil Wears Prada.


ElleTeeJay said...

"Ugh" is right. Get better soon, Em!

ms leo said...

oh emily, that's TERRIBLE! i really hope you feel better. i had the flu last year and can say with ABSOLUTE certainty that i NEVER want it again. i hope you feel better soon!

Leigh said...

Oh, sweetie. Hope you're feeling better now!!

anne at said...

*hugs* So sorry you are feeling low. Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

I almost thought your were pregnant and were staying away to hold on to the secret! Hope you feel better soon!

Amanda said...

Feel better soon!