As I sit in my recliner for the second day thinking about the massize stack of orders in my sewing studio waiting to be finished, I can't help but wonder...should I have gotten a flu shot? Yes, you heard me right I am an antiflu shot girl. Crazy, seeing how I am a nurse, but every year I get it and feel terrible for a few days. Oh, and I hate needles. That usually has a lot to do with it. So I chanced it this year. I'm only working one weekend a month in the hospital since Elle Dee Designs is taking up so much of my time, what were the odds?
Last weekend I drove the 5.5 hours to West Texas and worked my obligatory weekend shifts for the month. Exposed to all of the usual kiddo germs, including the flu. Spent one day visiting with my parents, which would have been even more fun if I hadn't had a headache that would stop. I took Tylenol, Advil, drank caffine anything I though would help, and nothing. So after four days with a headache and the 5.5 hour drive back to Austin. Hubby took me to the doctor. I figured a sinus infection at most. Received a presription for a steriod, but no antibiotic. Headed home to rest the duration of the day. Canceled our weekend getaway to Houston (thankfully getting a refund on our hotel room) and decided to stay home and take in the symphony instead. We picked out what we hoped were good seats and were excited about our first well cultured night out since moving to the big city 6 months ago.
To bad it didn't happen this way. I woke up in the middle of the night miserable and sweating. Guess when went to the doctor a day early. After hours of chills and nausea we were able to get back into the doctor that afternoon. You guessed it, THE FLU! 102 temp, aches, chills, nausea, the works. I spent the rest of the day in the recliner under a pile of blankets watching hulu. Hubby took great care of me! Went to the grocery store and got me all the good sickie foods, waited on me hand and foot. I couldn't have asked for more. I was bummed when the evening rolled around and I wasn't feeling well enough to be his date to the symphony. I am glad that he want and enjoyed it. He spent all day looking after me. Today I feel better. No fever, no chills, still tired and the headache just won't go away. I'm taking it easy this afternoon. Maybe tonight or tomorrow, I'll feel up to sewing and can get back to work. Next year I'm going to put some more thought into the whole flu shot decision.