Wednesday 1/28: Doing triage on phones I noted 'I sound like I have a cold; weird because I feel normal.' That went away as the day went on.
Thursday, 1/29: Stomach felt off. Icky all day.
Friday. 1/30: Weird. I don't feel like I can breathe very well. Like I have to cough, but nothing comes up. I pulled out my inhalers and started Mucinex. Still weird because I "felt" okay, just didn't feel like I could breathe very well.
Saturday, 1/31: Breathing continued funny. By the afternoon I was very sluggish, freezing, achy, tired. By 4:00pm I took my temperature: 102.1. Great. I don't feel like I have to cough, but feel it necessary to breath good. When I cough my eyes feel like they are going to explode and head is going to blow the top. Missed Maysen's basketball game. Total bummer.
Sunday, 2/1: Can't sleep more than an hour at a time at night. My chest is gurlgy and wheezy. Funny enough, breathing feels a bit better. However, fever much worse at 102-104 all day, even with around-the-clock meds. Chills and body aches are the worst I've ever had.
Monday 2/2: Woke up at 4:00am with wheezing worse and difficulty breathing again. Fever up still. Doctor time! Saw Dr Huey at 9:30am. Influenza, which led to sinus infection and severe bronchitis. Off all duties for the rest of the week. Antibiotics, steroids, inhalers, cough medicine. Nate stayed home.
|My home for the week|
Wednesday 2/4: Nate went to work. I attempted to try to be normal. Didn't work. Maysen had piano and basketball practice today and it was all I could do to get him to and from these practices! I got the vacuum out and it took me 30min to vacuum the living room with all the stopping. So frustrating. No fever today, though!
Thursday 2/5: No fever. Still very fatigued. Did manage to fold come clothes that Nate had dried. Was able to make pancakes for dinner tonight. Maysen had a science fair but we took two cars in case I needed to leave. Good move! Walking in the parking lot to the school was a feat! My lung capacity is still very diminished. Standing around for 15min did me in. I was sweaty, tired, and needed to lay down! Still frustrating. Sputum is blood-streaked and very dark. Maysen is now congested, coughing, and having a scratchy throat. No fever though.
Friday 2/6: Today. Maysen said he felt good enough to go to school. No fever. As for me, I'm not convinced there wasn't some pneumonia mixed in with this. I get winded when having a long conversation. No fevers still, so that's good! I am feeling a bit more energetic, but it's my inability to breathe well that puts me back into reality. I need to be good to myself and take it easy. Thank goodness it's the weekend again. Maysen has 2 basketball games that I'm hopeful to make it to both but that will require lots of rest.