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Please please please please please don't let anyone catch this flu/fever/muscle thing just because I was selfish and went to the party this afternoon.

This is truly awful. I was tossing and turning because I dreamed I was too cold on the side or on the front, alternatingly... but when I woke up just now I had a horrendous headache and what I thought was cold was actually, I suspect, a pulled sternum. My muscles tightened up that bad from shivering on the way home. Who could have foreseen that?

A little time of verticality and some advil seems to have done some good. I wonder if I want to foray downstairs in order to get some hot water or some expired OJ.

I do believe, though, that right before I got inside from walking home from the party was the coldest I have ever felt in my entire life.

I keep thinking of maybe asking for a rescue in the form of someone who will bring me stuff for a couple hours ... but all the people I know who have keys to the place are all busy or have tissue-paper-thin immune systems, or babies who must not be additionally exposed. I wish I had known this was coming back this afternoon before making my decision; this thing must not spread. (Sorry, housemates)

On the other hand, I'm starting to feel rested and relaxed instead of painful and exhausted... I can still feel the tight muscle there in my sternum, but ... what a difference ten minutes makes.

Ooh. Can I get a gold star for being so damn heroic publically? Or maybe a slap on the wrist for being such a martyr?

[edit: not such a martyr after all, i just asked some friends to help]


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Jan. 9th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
You're not Patient Zero
So many people already have it that you can't really allow yourself to take the blame or credit for it spreading further. It's all over the place, sadly. Reading about all my friends being sick does not make a happy frog. I also selfishly hope that it will have worked its way back out by the time I return.

It's been sounding a lot like the Norwalk virus epidemic that hit a couple of years ago. I was an early adopter of that one, thinking what a sorry case I was. Then everyone else got it and I realized I'd gotten off quite easily by comparison.
Jan. 9th, 2005 03:09 am (UTC)
If you need me to come by tomorrow and bring you something, let me know. I have a bunch of errands to run, but they're all pretty quick and I'd be happy to make time for you if there was something you needed. I hope you feel well soon. Try to stay hydrated (with juice and soup, not just water) and get lots of rest.
Jan. 9th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
I was glad to have seen you.
Jan. 9th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
For the record I would have been glad to bring/send stuff over to your house even though we were being a party.
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