Bouncing Back

March 29th, 2005 by Editor B

I scored 100.5ยบ F on the thermometer Friday night. That seems to have been the worst of it. Xy made some awesome chicken soup, and my fever broke that night.

Saturday I felt better, but by no means well. A dose of Maximum Strength Thera-Flu helped me sleep both nights, and I took some Mucinex during the day.

On Easter Sunday I felt almost healthy, but weak and easily fatigued. I went to Paul & Helen’s party, but left after a very short stay. I just didn’t have the energy.

On Monday I went to work, but still felt drained. Xy & I went to get oysters after I got home, because it was Xy’s last day off; I continued to abstain from alcohol, even though Lent was over, in hopes of speeding my recovery.

This thing was weird. I had thought it was a cold, but the fever makes me think it was flu. Whatever it was, it had four or five very distinct phases.

Today I’m feeling better than ever. I’m still blowing snot, but it doesn’t seem to have moved into my chest as some predicted. Maybe it was the cough suppressant. Maybe it was the chicken soup. Maybe it’s all this clean living. Maybe I just got lucky. Or maybe I’ll relapse tomorrow.

One thing for sure: The dextromethorphan in my fever-baked brain produced some interesting mental states. When I closed my eyes, I found myself reading from imaginary books, and mouthing the words. It’s awakened an old interest of mine.

2 Responses to “Bouncing Back”

  1. David Says:

    Those first 3 paragraphs could be called “The Passion of the B.”

  2. Diane Dz - old B'ton pal Says:

    Well hello stranger! From what I can surmise from your site/blogs etc., you and Xy are together and still in N Orleans…yes? I lost track of Christy when emails started bouncing from the last know address I had. How can I reach you and Christy? Do you even remember me? I am still in the Bay area, but older (ha ha) and presently handicapped with a torn (but surgically repaired and now healing) rotator cuff tear in my precious (e.g dominant) left side. PAIN is a friend of mine these days…along with Vicodin (in 2 strengths) and muscle relaxants. 9 days until the sling comes off and my limp arm is free to start physical therapy. enough typing for now as it causes PAIN. my phone = 925-287-1647. I’d love to talk to Christy – been flashing back on the site (all the fun pix) and miss her (and you). take care and get well. ddz

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