Monday, August 25, 2008

The Benefits of Being Sick

I have two parts about being sick that I enjoy:

1. I lose weight
2. I get to eat food and drink beverages that I often don't

My fever last night ping-pongged between 100 and 103 for most of the night, and there was a major fever breakage around 4am. I know that because I woke up in a pool of sweat. Lovely.

I was probably awake every few hours to use the bathroom. Lots of hydration means lots of peeing.

I had a few bottles of Vitamin Water in the fridge (I think it's becoming my new favorite beverage), and today I ran to the store for some ice cream and Gatorade - perfect sick food. I bought some Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche (yum) and a new flavor - Caramelized Pear and Toasted Pecan, which I just tried and is quite delicious.

I have been working from home for much of today, but I am starting to feel my fingers get a bit cold once again. I just took my temperature, and while I have been within normal range for much of today, I'm now sitting at 99.8 degrees, so the fever is coming back for, hopefully, one final time.

Time for more DayQuil and a nap

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Hope you are feeling better ~

It's horrible to be sick in the summertime!