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Day 5 – No Mud for Me!

I just had a call from the doctor’s office a little while ago with the results of the lab work. The good news from the phone call is that it’s not swine flu. (I’m slightly disappointed by that one; I was kind of enjoying the novelty of being the first person I know to get it. If I’m gonna be miserable, I at least want something unique!)
Also good is that my energy levels seem to be a little up from yesterday and my voice is working a little better. I’ve been concerned about a repeat of “The Great Silence” of 2002-2004, so it’s comforting to have my voice working a little better.
Bad news is, all the symptoms are still there. Still coughing up a storm, still generally sore (though not quite as bad), still running a fever. Stomach’s still not sure about food, but it’s willing to go along with the concept.
I was in bed asleep by 10 last night. The only difficulty is that with all the rest I’ve been getting, when I woke up at 4:30, I couldn’t fall back to sleep.


I’ve been sick for the past few days, but after a visit to the doctor’s office on Friday afternoon, I now have medicine that should help me get well a little faster.
But today got off to a heckuva start. Around 7:00 this morning, I took the day’s first batch of pills, one of them was an anti-nausea medication. About 10 minutes later my I found myself sick to my stomach as the pill tried to escape.
One of the stickers on the bottle says that if the medication causes an upset stomach, you can take it with some crackers or a small meal. Great advice I suppose, except the reason I need anti-nausea medication is that I can’t keep food down.