So I’ve been keeping a bit of a secret: I’ve been sick for the past week. I know, I know, I’ve kept up the charade of being fine… er, well, online at least… in person, not so much. You see, last Monday I woke up feeling crappy; sore throat, headache, you know the symptoms. Despite feeling this way, I headed to work as it wasn’t awful and no need to take a sick day.
The following Tuesday, I felt worse, much worse, but again went to work. Talking hurt my throat, my head was ridiculously congested and I felt like a ton of bricks were inside my head. Sheesh. My boss noticed and sent me home at noon. I stopped at Walmart on my way home to get something, anything that would combat this cold. I picked up Buckley’s Cold & Sinus tablets. I’d never tried them before but figured I had nothing to lose. After spending the afternoon in bed, resting (watching tv, surfing the ‘net on my laptop and being relatively bored), I was starting to feel better. By dinner time my sore throat was almost extinct and I’d turned into a Buckley’s lover overnight… er… within hours.
I woke up Wednesday ready to face the day and headed into work. Still taking the meds, it relieved my sinus congested, my throat was tolerable and I felt like I was on the mend. Turns out, not so much. This is where it gets worse: that night I woke up at 3am to let the dog out. While waiting for her to come in, I started feeling super nauseous and immediately started sweating (like, buckets). I brought the dog in and ran to the bathroom where nothing happened except I continued to feel horrible. I quickly tried to make my way to bed and passed out in the hallway. This has never happened to me before and I was only out for a few seconds, but, whoa. Hubs immediately came to the rescue and eventually helped me to bed.
The next morning I got up, and you guessed it, was ready to head into work, but started to feel those symptoms wash over me. I quickly got back into bed and it eventually subsided. I called in sick and went to the Doctor later that day. She told me it could have been the meds or the virus itself (also, I don’t take a lot of meds, ever, so my body could have been in shock from it), but the symptoms I had (nausea and sweating) are common signs you are about to faint and if you experience them, you should lie down immediately, wherever you are (note to self).
I stayed home Friday as well and am still not fully recovered. I went back to work yesterday and felt better-ish but started feeling awful in the afternoon. I’m definitely on the mend, but this damn cold is running a lot longer of a course than I’m used to. So now ya know. Have any of you ever had a really bad sinus cold?
Husband took these photos the other night after our date and it was fa-reeeezing. We made it work though by taking a page from Jentine‘s book and throwing on the high-beams and creating a midnight photoshoot.