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I don't think there is a person within a 50 mile radius of me that has not had the flu...with the exception of those who currently have it. It's been spreading around like wildfire and luckily, I'm over the worst of it.
Today is the first day that I don't have a temperature of at LEAST 101 degrees. I ended up finding that alternating ibuprofen and tylenol were the only way to keep my fever down. I finally kicked it though, thanks to an arsenal of meds. Thank goodness too, after my issues with pneumonia this entire year, I was TERRIFIED that this was going to land me in the hospital.
It was a doozy of an illness though. Phew! I never thought it was going to end.
My past few days have included nothing but the following:
-Coughing like I have consumption.
-Mouthbreathing like a snotty 2 year old.
-Watching every last episode of Golden Girls and I do mean every last episode...this happens to be the same thing I do every weekend.
-Crying periodically and repeating "I don't feeeeeeeeeeel well" to Ryan over and over and over again.
-Magically appearing at work with no memory of driving there and sitting with a blanket over my mouth trying not to pass out/throw up/burst into tears until magically appearing back at home I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking it out!
-Choking down saltines and water blegh.
and for the grand finale.............
-Trying to reach, upside down off of my bed for my iPhone when it fell on the floor and rolling off. Ryan said it happened so fast that it looked like "a gust of wind" blew me off. I now have a big bruise on my arm in the shape of my IKEA bed frame.
And as for this fine, New Years Eve, evening....I'll probably be at home or with some close friends. I always opt for a cozy evening rather than one filled with booze. I don't think it's a bad thing to go out and party. I just end up being extra pensive and even on the slightly depressed side on New Years. Not in a bad way though because hey, that makes sense. It's more of a thoughtful type of depressed. I want to try to improve each year and that has everything to do with assessing what went wrong the year before. I think it's healthy, and this is why I don't usually drink.
What are you plans for New Years?