Life has several different ways of slowing us down…and getting sick is just one of those.
There are times when life can be rather hectic and we can find ourselves running here and there, to and fro. It’s all a part of modern life and it seems a faster pace is required for most all we do.
But then again there are those times when life can slow down dramatically and we have a chance to take a short break from it all. Such has been the case with me over the latter part of this last week. Beginning late on Thursday, I started feeling fatigued with a few chills. I attributed it to getting a flu shot at the doctor’s office on Tuesday.
Friday morning rolls around and I’m not feeling much better, but not all that bad. I go to have coffee with a friend and then to a meeting. Returning home, I helped my wife with some cleaning chores around the house and then laid down for a bit. When I awakened, the symptoms had gotten quite a bit worse. The rest of the day Friday and most all day Saturday were spent in bed, resting, and taking OTC meds to battle the symptoms.
Come Sunday morning and feeling even worse, I decided a trip to the urgent care might be in order. I got registered online and was seen in a relatively short period of time. Three swab tests revealed no evidence of covid, the flu, or strep. The FNP diagnosed it as most likely a viral infection and prescribed two meds for me to take to lessen the symptoms.
The bottom line is that I’ve had to slow down a lot since Friday and I’m thinking despite not feeling well, that’s not totally a bad thing. There’s something to be said for not feeling like I “had” to be doing something all day long. I even called and canceled a sub job I had scheduled for today and that is pretty much unheard of for me.
Hopefully, I’ll be feeling better tomorrow. I don’t like being bed-ridden, but know it’s best for myself and all those I might possibly infect with whatever it is I have.