Last Tuesday night I woke up with a bad sore throat. John had been sick the week before he slept for two days and seemed to come fight the bug off. So I expected to do the same. I had my night time Tylenol which I planned to take around the clock. I had lots of tea and juice in the house and some Halls to fight off that horrible scratchy throat. Well the sore throat only last 24 hours so I was sure that was the worst of it over. Not so, my chest felt like there was a 50 lb weight sitting on it. I had no energy and every evening the fever would strike.
John and I were to have our monthly dinner club over on Friday. Thursday I thought, if I move it over a day Saturday we should be fine, I'll be back to my old self by then. On Friday I realized that wasn't going to be possible as the coughing had started and the bug was not leaving any time soon. Actually it's not really coughing it's this lovely bark that hurts like hell and stops you from sleeping at all.
Now it's Sunday morning and still no signs of this virus going away. I read on facebook and hear from friends that this virus is going around. It lasts at least one week and really plays you out.
Thankfully John is here to help with the horses. Chores are always more difficult in the winter, with me sick it's been pretty tough. It is frustrating because I felt like my fitness regime was really starting to click. I was getting into the groove of a healthier way of life and then "the virus" moved in.
I am so looking forward to my week of this bug wrapping up.
So my advice, wash your hands, carry hand sanitizer, put your dishes through the dishwasher if you have one or put a cap of bleach in your dish washing water if you don't. Try to avoid this virus if you can.