Oh no. It’s happened.
After bragging about how much sick time I have because I never get ill, I guess fate (and, more likely, my immune system) decided my particular brand of cockiness will not be tolerated. This morning, when I woke up, my throat was sore beyond words, the aches in my bones were starting to spread, and my body couldn’t decide whether it was hot or cold. Luckily, I was sweating enough in my sleep that I didn’t have to shower this morning! (gross? gross.)
I knew the moment my eyes opened at 6:50 a.m. that it was not a day to go to work. Unfortunately, I needed to handle some business, so I threw on some less-than-work-appropriate clothes (sweatpants casual Mondays aren’t a thing?) and head into the office. I wouldn’t normally do this, but I’m one of the blessed folks who lives a mere minute and a half commute from the office, so it made sense at the time. An hour and a half later, I realized that if I didn’t leave the office, I was going to be coughing and aching all day. Minutes later, I was in Harris Teeter, rounding up supplies.
OJ, NyQuil Cold and Flu, and the off-brand version of Theraflu are my go-to guys when it comes to sickness, aches, and pains. The Ricola was a last minute addition to the team, thanks to the folks at Ricola who heard my tweet of desperation the last time I felt a little off, and they sent me a bag of their new Dual Action cough and sore throat drops (in fact, if you tweet at them, you may be sent a bag for your personal consumption!) And, since a girl can’t sustain on medicine alone, I made sure a well-rounded breakfast was part of my morning. (Well-rounded in that my bread was round.)
Two scrambled eggs sprinkled with cheddar, a toasted sandwich thin covered in butter, a glass of orange juice and a NyQuil chaser.
Speaking of that NyQuil chaser, I think it’s trying to chase me to my bed….
Who am I to say no to NyQuil?
10 thoughts on “The Perfect Storm of Sickness”
oh no! feel better! everyone at my office is getting sick too.
feel better soon!
in the words of my friend sara v: “don’t. take. ny. quil. during. the. dayyyy.”
but really, you can.
As long as you don’t have work to do, NyQuil can be your best daytime friend. NyQuil and Netflix, match made in heaven.
Feel better soon! Oh and sweet hoodie!! 🙂
Ha, thank you! it’s basically been glued to my body since I started feeling under the weather.
Boo, hope your vitamin c cocktail makes you feel better soon!!
As do I (though it’s only staved off some of the symptoms. yeesh!)
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