July 3rd, 2008


Well, That Was Enormously Unpleasant

The plan for yesterday was to get a lot of work stuff done by lunchtime, and in the afternoon slow down a bit and maybe write a rather lengthy explanation of why D&D 4e isn't exciting me.

If you want to amuse the Universe, tell it your plans.

About five minutes from the office yesterday, I took a sip of Coke and suddenly felt like I'd been punched in the gut.  Reflux and pain galore.  After telling myself I wasn't allowed to have an ulcer, it seemed to calm down.

After the weekly department meeting, I headed out to make my rounds and run my errands.  That's when I realized my stomach still felt very unsettled.  Also, I noticed my legs and lower back were cramping up.  And I was feeling weak and getting the occasional chill.

I tried to make myself eat lunch, but it didn't work so well.  Finally, around 2 PM, having finished my errands, I told my boss I was feeling crappy and headed home.  Took my temperature, a lovely 101.3.  Collapsed into bed until Jane got home.

After Jane got home for that matter.

My temp finally topped out at 101.7.  The pain and cramping continued for most of the evening.  I finally got to sleep and spend much of the night tossing and turning and having weird dreams and sweating a lot.  I think the sweating helped, because the fever broke sometime between 4 AM and 6:30.

I feel like I fell down a couple flights of stairs, and I'm really wanting to stay home today, especially since I have to work tomorrow on the holiday.  But if I'm going to work tomorrow, I really need to get everything together for that project today, since all of the gear I'll need is at my office and the server I'm upgrading is in another building.  So, I suppose I'll go in late.

D&D post to follow at some point.
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