Well, I don't know what I have but it sucks...
My lungs seem to be clear and not congested. My nose isn't congested at all either although I do have a cough. My fever has never gone over 100. I was feeling so bad that I went to bed at 8 last night (had to get up at 11 to let the dogs out) and slept fitfully until about 6. The chills are pretty much gone but now my whole body is SO sore. My back, my shoulders, my ribs... all hurt and are very sore, plus an awful headache. And the fatigue.
I think because my lungs don't seem affected I will wait another day and see if perhaps my regular doctor is open tomorrow. I don't think it would be a good idea to go sit in the urgent care clinic for a couple of hours with all the other sick people today.
I probably drank more than a quart of orange juice yesterday and a pint of chicken soup. I also had some crackers, applesauce, and some pumpkin mixed with ricotta. I regret the crackers because now I am wondering how much of my feeling lousy is due to eating wheat/gluten and higher carb, and how much is due to my actual illness. My stomach has been bothering me prior to that and it is hard to eat much protein or fruit/veggies.
This morning when I got up I put an empty pot on the stove and then went to rest. Later, I poured in some chicken stock and went to rest. Gradually over the morning, I have spent a minute here and there throwing stuff in the pot (because I feel too weak and tired to do it all at once): cabbage, onion, garlic, canned tomatoes, seasonings, celery, and green beans. Finally it is simmering on the stove. I will pour in a bit of olive oil next time I go in the kitchen, and after it gets cooked very well and soft, I will have a nice healthy and comforting way to get some veggies into my tired body.
15 hours ago