Monday, August 15, 2005

Sickness

I'm finally on the mend after an illness that I would not want to experience ever again.

I haven't been sick like this for a very, very long time. It started Thursday with me feeling a little off-colour, I knew I was coming down with something but I assumed it to be just another cold. How wrong could I be!

By Thursday night I was in the grip of a bad fever and one of the worst headaches I've ever experienced. The painkillers I was taking were only just taking the edge off the headache, where normally I react fairly well to pain medication. My whole body ached as well, it even hurt to move my eyes.

The fever and the headache stayed with me until this morning when both finally eased up -- that was such an incredible relief. With the fever & headache calming down, the rest of the flu symptoms (runny nose, etc) have started to appear but I don't mind those so much as I can deal with them easily enough.

Thankfully, Kathy has been a wonderful nurse and has taken me to the doctor's as well as spending a small fortune at the chemist on painkillers and cough medicine.

I'm not sure where I got this nasty flu from though... I know a couple of the guys at work have been off sick but they didn't appear to be hit this hard. I used public transport this week and I also spent two days out at a minesite so I guess I've been exposed to more people than I normally would have been so I guess I'll never really be certain.