Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
I'm not sure what I have, but I don't like it. WAY too much sharing going on - I think my oldest son brought this home from wrestling!
How you feelin' today? I am on day 4 of feeling like ass. I will have an hour where I feel like I'm coming out of the woods, then I will start feeling like crap, again. My lungs feel better (not great, but better), but now my head is really plugged-up and my nose is running like a hose. I'm so run-down and still a little achey. did has been sick for a week and is still not 100% better. This is definitely the worst flu bug I've had in years, even with the flu shot. I don't think it lessened my symptoms at all, unfortunately.
Much better actually, thanks for asking. I can't believe you're still sick! I can imagine how this is driving you crazy. I always get the sense that you have endless energy and to be restricted like this is torture.
My husband is so stressed out and worn out I cannot believe he has gotten sick yet *knock on wood*. He's been surviving on 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night for about a month now.
Yep, that's a pretty accurate descriptor (though...when it comes to housework I am as lazy as they come--hate it). I haven't left the house since Mon. Haven't been outside at all. I keep thinking "tomorrow is the day that I will start feeling much better," but it's not happening. Now I'm super paranoid of sinus infection, since colds/flu/allergies that end up in my head turn to infection at least half of the time. If I'm not better by Monday I'm calling my PCP. I've only gone this many days without running once (when I was on vacation in LA a couple of Summers ago) since I started almost 2 years ago. It's making me really bonkers.
Oh, and that dumb spot on my heel? Still not healed. I had one of those $$ Band-Aid blister things on it that are left on for several days...this was on top of liquid bandage. Finally thought it would be good to take it off, so I did. It's still raw underneath and I think a little infected. Gah...gross. This has just not been my week...or month.
Maybe another round of antibiotics will help what ever is raging through your system, and it'll help your heel too. I've heard that people who are prone to sinus infections get them all the time? Is that true? My mom says the same thing about Bronchitis.
If it weren't for your heel maybe you could try to "run it out" (the sickness). My husband (who is very strange at times) swears by this tactic when he's not feeling well. That might be part of why I actually ran yesterday too, thinking that maybe he was on to something. Of course most people know that would just be a quick way to weaken the immune system more since it would take away any strength you did have.
And...January is over so it's official, your bad month of the year has to stop. Tell you body to pay attention to the calendar!!!!
Yeah...ever since my first sinus infection about 10 years ago I have been pretty prone. Same deal with inner ear infections.
As far as running it out...if my bug were just in my sinuses I could, but I need to take it easier on my lungs to avoid turning things towards pneumonia. I've been a bit too friendly with my inhaler just sitting still, so until the breathing is a bit easier I need to not get my run on. Right now the thought of running is still almost painful, so that's how I know it's not a good idea.
I've only had a couple a sinus infections - those things are painful! Is it at all possible that you are allergic to the cats?