Sorry this is late. I woke up yesterday feeling a little icky. Not sick, but my nose was runny and I diagnosed myself as feeling “lazy.” I didn’t want to take my morning walk, I barely made myself go outside to water the garden, and frankly I just felt like taking the day off, but I couldn’t let myself do it, so I kept trying.
By noon it was obvious it was more than laziness as my eyes were running enough it looked like I was crying (and I wasn’t sure I wasn’t, but I had no idea WHY.) Then I started feeling clogged and my ears started hurting. By 4 pm I went to bed, got up at six with some idea of making dinner, only to wander around the kitchen and do nothing for half an hour, before making a cup of tea and sitting down, having decided making or eating dinner wasn’t happening, and I’d wait till 8 and change to go to bed. Which I did.
I’m… better? this morning to the extent I only feel very tired and like I should go to bed, but not like my thinking has shut down and I can’t keep my eyes open.
I have two energy drinks sitting on my desk. I’m hoping to compensate for wellness with caffeine enough to write, and “only” go to bed at five or six (maybe seven) pm. I have a short story ridiculously overdue, and I DID promise to finish it today. I hate letting people down.
What the heck is wrong?
Don’t know. At first I thought it was an auto-immune attack, but my eczema is not flaring anywhere badly enough for this. And also my husband is showing (much milder) symptoms. Because of the suddenness, I think it’s a virus. Friends who had something similar happen say it’s very bad for 48 hours and then mildly bad for a week.
I’ll post something tomorrow. Might be just a pretty picture.
And now to shower, mainline some energy drinks and see if I can do a story. Fortunately the plan is rather hallucinatory, anyway.
Note this was written while wearing a virtual mask. Don’t breathe too close to your monitors.
I’ll be back.