Ack! The Flu!!!

So I had the flu, or something like it.  It’s ironic, because they’re offering the flu shot at my office this week.  Alas, it’s a little too late for me. So, here is my tale of woe.  I dropped Jane off at the airport on Friday night.  She was taking a weekend trip to San Francisco to visit a few of her girlfriends.  As usual, my wonderful wife prepared food for me; first there were the chickpea cutlets from Veganomicon, then there was a monster batch of Jane’s hummus, and a pot of home-made miso mushroom soup.  We also had loads of fresh veggies and salad fixins in the house, so I was good to go.  That is, until I got home from the airport.  I’d been sneezing a bit during the day, but I have allergies, so I figured something was irritating me.  By the time I got through the door Friday night, I already knew better.

And by Saturday morning, I could barely drag my butt out of bed, never mind getting myself into the kitchen to “prepare” food.  I don’t really remember much about those next few days, except for alternating between the bed and the couch.  And eating apples and pretzels.  As a side note, the apples were amazing.  We found a new variety, Sonya, which is a cross between Red Delicious and Gala apples.  If your grocery store carries them, you should give one a try.  They are probably our new favorite.

I followed Jane’s orders and drank a ton of water, both hot and room temperature.  Unfortunately, the soup didn’t quite agree with my stomach.  I also steamed myself in the shower a number of times to open up my lungs.  It helped.  But I was sick!  I knew I had an intermittent fever on Sunday, but I didn’t really think much of it.  When I finally dug out the thermometer I had a fever of 102.5  I considered going to the doctor on Monday, but I couldn’t really focus and didn’t think getting in the car would be a good idea.  I took an aspirin and went to sleep.  My fever broke  just before Jane came home.  Tuesday wasn’t awful, but today is really the first day I actually feel good

Anyway, that’s my excuse for not writing over the last few days.  I hope it’s better received than “the dog ate my homework.”

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