There was this movie that came out a few years ago, heck maybe even a decade ago, called “The Perfect Storm.” I wasn’t crazy about the movie, but lots of people seemed to think it was fantastic. It was a based-on-a-real-story type thing about these crazy-butt fishermen who get caught in what is called a “perfect storm.” It was two hurricanes that ended up colliding and creating a massive storm. The fishermen of course died.
I feel like I’m coming down with “the perfect illness” and although I’m sure I won’t die from it, I already feel pretty crappy.
The thing is, the upper-respiratory type crap is going around at work, both in the schools and in the office itself. That’s the kind of virus I usually get including a sinus infection and bronchitis. It’s VERY attractive, I can assure you! I’m also nursing a sick fiance who got sick at my house towards the end of the weekend and hasn’t felt well enough to return to work or really even drive himself home yet. The poor guy has been pretty sick with some sort of a stomach virus so our cat and I have been trying to make him comfortable.
Anyways, I’ve surrounded by sick folk and during the night, I started feeling it too. At first I thought it was just allergies but it’s winter, who am I kidding? I can’t stop sneezing, I can’t breathe out of my nose and I have all this drainage. I even canceled my tutoring sessions this afternoon (in other words I gave up a chance to make MONEY!).
Then today at work, the tummy stuff started coming in on me. I always have issues with my digestive system but I can’t expect to be around a sickie and not get the sicks, ya know? Really, the stomach virus stuff isn’t as strong and I’m glad. Just some nausea and cramping. Then again once I get rehydrated all that could change, who knows.
So there you have it. I have the evil respiratory crap trying to mix with the stomach virus crap (no pun intended). The “perfect” illness. And of course I’m still attempting to work, but I’m hoping for a snow day tomorrow so I can just work and sneeze from home.
Well, I’m off to choke down some Emergen-C.
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I have had the respiratory stuff, and its going on 8 days now. Everyone in my house is coughing, we sound like a TB ward, not fun. I hope that both of you improve and get over your crud soon!!!