Thank you to everyone for all the well wishes while I was ill. We're having an outbreak of a respiratory virus that quickly turns into a sinus infection affecting the equilibrium.
In my case it started with a scratchy throat on Tuesday, full blown cold symptoms on Wednesday and then a fever of 102 on Thursday- and I'm normally around 97.5 or so. By Friday I couldn't move without getting sick, even just moving my head while semi reclining. This led to our trip to urgent care on Saturday since the regular office was closed. Now my temperature had turned. I couldn't get it above 96.3 at the office.
By this time I am completely dehydrated but can't hold anything down, including medication. The doctor prescribed an antibiotic and decongestant along with the most amazing medicine for the nausea. It is called Ondansetrol ODT, which means it dissolves under your tongue, so even if you get sick the medicine is already absorbed. Within 10 minutes there was no nausea at all, none. In addition, it helped with the dizziness, not curing it by any means but the two symptoms must have been playing off each other. I had to take these continually, every 8 hours. It tastes like grape, at first, but the after taste leaves something to be desired. I grabbed Taylor's pixie sticks and sprinkled it on my tongue--quickly. The medication sure can get confusing! Decongestant every 12 hours, nausea medicine every 8 and then antibiotics every 6.
The hubby took care of the animals, house and my basic needs, making sure I had eggs and dry toast- plus updated my blog. I hadn't been on the computer at all and he had full control. I was sure wondering what he might be posting while I wasn't looking! My brother-n-law mentioned how political I had gotten lately!! Uh, oh . . . Whew, he was just kidding.
After 5 days of doing absolutely nothing besides cough and sneeze I was quite ready to get back among the living, particularly since daytime tv is terrible! You'd think something interesting would be on with over 100 channels. Well, I suppose there is if you want to create abs of steel by zumba dancing in your new amazing bra. Me, I stuck to HGTV, Food Network and the History Channel.
I'll have to get my act in gear and start into that garden now that I'm feeling better. Thanks again, everyone!