I’ve been sick, on and off... for the better part of the
last ten days. This malady has no name. It started with my left ear hurting. After a few days it
cleared. Then extreme nausea and dizziness set in. I literally was hugging the
toilet. I thought if I could just vomit I would feel better. I couldn’t, so I
crawled into bed trying to keep the room from spinning, instead. Eventually it
did and I fell asleep. Next morning I felt better but had developed a fever.
Alternating between feeling too hot or too cold, I stayed cuddled under a
comforter, eating soup. What’s that old adage, “Starve a cold, feed a fever.” So
I did. Then unfortunately the diarrhea came. Which had me take up residence in
the bathroom again. This time for the next day and a half. Not a pretty picture
at all. But I survived. The fever broke. My bowels tightened up. I thought I
was healed. But a sore throat then sidelined me. It was
horrible. I was convinced it was strep. But it too went
away in twenty-four hours. Just when I thought it was all clear…. the
fever once again reared it’s ugly head. And I began sneezing. Then the sneezing
stopped. So far... no nasal congestion or coughing. But now I have swollen glands.
This is getting ridiculous. I’m ready for some feel good time after the
antibiotics kick in.