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The Invisible Flu [Oct. 26th, 2006|10:58 pm]
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Wednesday last week I woke up in the middle of the night with pain in both elbows. Tried to get back to sleep; couldn't. Took some Tylenol, which didn't do much (possibly because, as I discovered the next morning, it had expired in April of 2000!) Finally drove to the all-night drugstore to get Ibuprofen, which did work to the extent of making the pain sleepable-with, sort of.

Spent Thursday out of work, half-sleeping all day. Friday I finally got a fever, and the joint pain changed to something more in line with what I associate with fevers; but no other symptoms, particularly no respiratory ones. Spent the day in bed, three-quarters sleeping, except to bring Marsha some food (carefully)!

Some friends came to town Saturday, and I did get out of bed, and enjoyed, a few hours' visit. Went home, and slept some more. Went to see Marsha Sunday, came home, went to bed. Was it Sunday that it hurt to breath? (But still not a trace of snot.)

Monday I went to the doctor because it was so weird. He said it was either the flu or something like, just without the respiratory symptoms -- the joint aches were typical of the flu, and even pain when breathing in was from small joints in the chest.

So I didn't go see Marsha Monday night -- locking the barn door and all that, but she didn't get it, at any rate.

Weird. Nice to be able to breathe during all this, but I probably would have stayed more firmly in bed it I'd been sneezing.
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[User Picture]From: bellamagic
2006-10-27 02:35 pm (UTC)
Keep an eye on that joint pain - don't mean to alarm, but my first thought was Lyme's Disease. I hope instead that its a fleeting case of strange flu. Be well, love!
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[User Picture]From: redswirl3
2006-10-27 07:25 pm (UTC)
It is tough being sick when caring for other loved ones. Glad you are feeling better.
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[User Picture]From: northlighthero
2006-10-28 01:36 am (UTC)
Blessings for your healing body, Dear One. (And I'll be happy to share my sniffles if you're still missing yours).

Love and light and lots of laughter

(ducking and running away fast)
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