Friday, January 21, 2011

Still Unwell

Yesterday was a long, mostly-unpleasant day. I had to go into work; we didn't have anyone to fill in without cutting into mission-critical activities. (How's that for cryptic?)

Conversely, my primary goal was to supervise riggers. Had plenty of secondary stuff but none of it superhigh priority. It was a good crew; what they needed, mostly, was gates unlocked and the occasional consultation on what next.

So I spent nearly the entire day bundled up and inert. Felt better at noon and went to the supermarket for peanut better and crackers, which turned out to be a bad idea.

By the end of the day, I was miserable again and the roads were a mess. I had been thinking of visiting the instant-doc but decided I only had enough energy to get home.

...And that, as it turned out, was a near thing. Crawled into bed at 5:30 pm in layers of pajamage, turned the electric blanket on, and slept until about a half-hour ago. 12 hours, more or less.

I still don't feel too hot. (Which is funny, since a quick check has me at 101°F) As in there is no comfortable position and I keep walking into walls. At present, the outside temperature is 1°F before wind chill. It's supposed to hit 14 later today and perhaps by then I'll feel good enough to go to the doc. The roads are frozen solid; yesterday's snow (and snow-melt on the major roads) is today's low-friction surface; Tam's Z-3 with its summertime slicks cannot even be considered. So it's my old Hyundai Accent and given its quirks and foibles, that means me at the wheel.



Carteach said...

Hugs (gentle) and best wishes.

Tango Juliet said...

Best o' luck today. Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Stepping out of character for a moment -- you need soup (something easily digested to give your body the material for rebuilding) sleep (you don't try to fix the machine while it's still running; why force your immune system to attempt it?) and temperatures above freezing. The first two you can probably manage. The third requires either waiting or --

Texas waits, although you'd be well advised to have something lined up before packing the U-Haul.

Yes, it gets hot in the summertime, but that's why a generous God gave us air conditioners. We do get a day or two of freezing mess each year, but we very sensibly shut down and wait it out; it generally clears in forty-eight hours, usually less.

You would be a very pleasant leavening amongst the usual crowd of economic refugees, who constantly wail "why can't you do what we did at home?" and don't like hearing "because that's why you had to move, dumbass."


Jeffro said...

Drive careful out there, and hope you get to feeling better!

Turk Turon said...

Pediatricians sometimes recommend the BRAT diet for patients with sour tummies: Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast. Adults can benefit from it, too. Try some chicken soup. Oy! Get better soon!