Post 701 Being sick with a cold

2010 Oct 09 Saturday. I was planning to work on Saturday but on Friday night, after supper, I lay down for a bit and when I woke up I felt like I had been run over by a truck. Every bone and muscle in my body was aching. I had a dull headache, my throat was sore and I had a dry cough. I also had trouble taking a deep breath, as I’d feel a sharp pain in my chest. For the past couple of weeks now, I’ve felt like a cold was coming on, but it hadn’t materialized, until now.

I went to bed at 10:00 pm and woke up a couple of times in a cold sweat with my sheets soaked. Needless to say I didn’t go to work on Saturday. I got up around 8:00 am and had breakfast and that made me feel a little better. Around noon, I poked my head outside and found to my delight that it was warm and sunny. I went outside and sat on the lounge chair. It felt invigorating sitting and soaking up the warm sunlight. Feeling energized, I decided to cut the grass. Afterwards, I put snow tires on the front drive wheels of my car and that took less than 20 minutes. I took it easy aft that, not exerting myself anymore than I had to.

2010 Oct 10 Sunday. I awoke around 3:00 am with a dry cough, sore throat and an ache in my chest, from in front and behind my heart. I also felt achy, had dull headache and my nose was stuffed up. I tossed and turned until 8:00 am when I decided to get up and get some breakfast. I puttered around my computer, but I couldn’t focus, so around 1:00 pm, I went outside again and got some more sun as it was in the low 20’s C

2010 Oct 11 Monday night was a repeat of Sunday, except that I had a coughing episode that lasted a good 1 ½ hours before I finally fell asleep.

2010 Oct 12 Tuesday 12:15 am. Late yesterday evening my cold started to break. My face hurts and even my eyes, and teeth hurt. I can hardly breathe through my nose so I need to breathe through my mouth, but when cool air hits my teeth, they hurt. Even breathing through my mouth feels like I’m breathing through a straw, as I can’t seem to get enough air into my lungs.

I’m not going to go to work as I’d be of no use to them or doing myself any favors by pushing myself. Later that morning I called work and left a message that I was taking a couple days off to recoup.

2010 Oct 13 Wednesday, Although my sinuses are clearing and I’m beginning to feel better, I’m glad I didn’t go to work today as I still don’t feel 100%. Being sick and feeling as I am, I’ve often thought of just calling in an quitting, but a little voice keeps telling me that I’m not finished yet, so I’ll just keep on carrying on..

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