October 20th, 2007

wrung out


I honestly don't remember the last time I was this sick. I've spent the majority of the past 72 hours huddled in a ball, fully dressed with 2 thick sweatshirts on, under 3 heavy blankets...shivering. If I'm NOT shivering, I'm sweating and throwing everything madly off. If I'm not sweating OR shivering I'm laying poleaxed with a headache and a sharp pain in my shoulders and neck as they try to crawl up around the top of my head where shoulders and neck have no right to be.

My cheekbones feel like sharp glass.

My throat keeps surprising me with abrupt coughs that hurt more than I think is strictly necessary. I actually cleaned the already clean toilet yesterday JUST IN CASE, but so far, thank god, have not had to throw up though some of the coughing has been violent enough to make me worry.

Lying in bed, I could hear this strange squeaking airy noise and after listening for awhile realized that it was my lungs WHEEZING.

My standard answer to anything anyone asks or says to me is uhhhn.

Bleah, I say.

I would like this to be over now.