The Black Plague

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Here I am, sitting in front of the computer on New Year’s Eve, deathly sick. Well okay, maybe not deathly, but it definitely feels that way. I think I must have picked up a cold or the flu or something up at Ottawa. While I was up there, I kept on sneezing, probably because of the dust in the house, but that meant that my nose would get stuffed up at night, so I would sleep and breathe through my mouth. That would give me a sore throat, and that would make me cough. So I figured the coughing would stop once my throat felt better. But apparently that’s not the case.

Last night I worked from 5-10:15, and it was the longest shift ever. I felt like crap the entire time, with a headache, sore throat, and a nasty cough that wouldn’t go away. Later on, when I got home, I realized I had a fever as well (it may have started at work, but I don’t really know). Fevers have got to be one of the worst things on the planet. Here I was in my nice, warm house shivering and feeling like I was outside. Once I went to bed, I was curled up under the covers shivering for about half an hour before I actually started warming up. Then I suddenly got really hot and took off the covers. That’s what makes fevers so annoying – one minute you’re freezing, and the next minute you’re boiling hot. I suppose it gives me a chance to experience hot flashes – some sort of cosmic justice or something.

Anyways, today I’m feeling a bit better. I still have a headache and a sore throat, but neither are as bad as yesterday, and my cough is slowly clearing up. I think my fever’s gone, which is good, but I’m still going to be taking it easy as much as possible. I want to do something tonight with some of my friends for New Year’s, but on the other hand, I feel like sleeping the entire day and just getting rid of this sickness. Oh well. I suppose if I can get anyone to do something with me, then I will, and if not, I’ll just stay home and sleep. I really don’t feel like “celebrating” New Year’s with my family. Apparently my sister’s going to the library today to pick up some movies, so you know the level of excitement Gone With the Wind will give me.

But anyways, I think I’m going to go eat something, since I barely ate anything yesterday. I forced myself to eat a granola bar for lunch and I made a bread-end sub at work last night, of which I only ate half. Now I’m starving. Ugh, I hate sickness.

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