Wednesday, 11 November 2009


It's been a heck of a week. I was quite excited to have this time off as I was going to putter around the house, get things done, read, know, all that good stuff.

Instead? I got the flu. Not swine flu, but a nasty case of 'regular' flu, so I've been stuck here on the sofa all week (apart from daily forays to care for my boss's cats) feeling utterly crappy. I'm finally on the mend, but it will be at least tomorrow when I'm able to venture further afield and into public. I didn't sleep at all the first two nights as my BONES ached and everytime I rolled over I woke myself up because it hurt so much! I've never had such an awful sensation in my life and here's to not having to go through that again. I've finally been able to sleep the past couple of nights and that's helped to shift this immensely. I don't normally get so sick, but I hope this is the last of it. I'm really astounded at the sheer number of people dropping from flu symptoms this year; is it just me or does it seem ridiculously prevalent?

I suppose the silver lining to this is that I've driven only one day and have only spent $23 at the grocery store on orange juice and chicken noodle soup (which was actually kind of gross...).

Here's to health and if anyone out there has the flu, take good care of yourself and get better soon.


Money Funk said...

Your sick on your time off???? What karma/murphy crap is that???

Crazy. But I wish you all the best in getting better. Chicken soup, Orange Juice and some good R & R.

Well Wishes!

Canadian Saver said...

Are you sure it wasn't H1N1? Seems if you were that achy it's one of the symptoms.

Hope you feel better soon!!

Frugal Dreamer said...

Hope you feel better soon! Maybe I should FedEX you some soup! hehe

Northern Living Allowance said...

Hi MF - I KNOW! Typical, really. I've not done anything all week and still don't feel quite right today (Thursday). Thanks for the well wishes!

Hi CS - You know what? I think it actually was H1N1...I did speak with a nurse who didn't seem to think so (I wasn't dehydrated, or having problems breathing), but after feeling so horrid and ticking most of the symptoms of H1N1, and it STILL hanging on after nearly a week, I think it was the dreaded swine.

Hi FD - thanks! I would love some soup... :)

smallstepsforbigchange said...

UGH - That's the worst when you have other plans for your time off and get SICK instead. Feel better!!!