Thursday, January 24, 2008
The *@#&% Flu!
Ok, earlier this year, I had the opportunity to have a flu shot. I didn't take it. My thinking?
"What me? A FLU SHOT? Heck NO! I never get the FLU! I haven't been sick in years!"
Smartie that I was! Aside from my psychotic fear of needles, I don't much care for Doctors either, they HAVE the needles!
I took a nap last Saturday and woke up all out of sorts. I even snapped at Most Handsome! We went to dinner and the steak I was craving tasted like sawdust.
Most Handsome thought it might be a good idea to take my temp. What does he know? He's a (gasp) MAN!!!
Sure enough, Low grade temp (for someone who has a normal temp of 96.8, that is a big deal!). He promptly shuffled me off to bed with two extra strength Tylenol.
I will be starting my new job next week, and since I will be working for a National Corporation, I had a drug test on that Monday. Meaning, I could take NOTHING but Tylenol. Ugh the misery!
I spent Sunday in bed, and Monday morning, first thing, I managed to make it to my drug screening. I told the young lady doing the test that I had the flu. Needless to say (do people our age still use recreational drugs?) my tests were negative except for an abnormal (read higher than normal) glucose level. She eyed me suspiciously over her glasses and asked me if I had been drinking. My eyes misted over, as I sputtered out, OK OK, I CHEATED, I COULDN'T STAND IT ANYMORE I TOOK A NYQUIL.........OK OK, I TOOK TWO!
She took my temp, and for some reason found this very very funny. She gave me the all clear with the very stupid comment, "Drink lots of fluid, take plenty of Advil or Tylenol as you need it, even Nyquil if it helps you feel better, get plenty of rest and come back here if you don't feel better in about three days."
Like I was EVER going back there!
Today I can actually manage to sit up in bed for longer than ten minutes! YAY!!!!!!!!!
Moral of the story: TAKE THE DARNED FLU SHOT!