I (Frankie) have been doing so well. I can't tell you the last time I was really sick…until yesterday. I went to bed Tuesday night feeling fine and as soon as I opened my eyes yesterday morning, I knew it was over. My long stretch of sitting back and feeling badly for others because they were so sick was a speck in my review. I knew from the moment I opened my eyes, it was my turn now.
At first my throat was just a little scratchy and my nose a little stuffy. I went to walk because I was still delusional and thinking maybe things would get better as the day went on. I also kept working and didn't go to the doctor thinking it would probably get better. Oh boy was I wrong. By last night I was desperately wishing I'd taken my son's advice and gone to the doctor. This ain't allergies folks. This is some full-blown something or other (probably strep throat) and it's not fun.
I took some Nyquil hoping to just make it through the night so I could hit the clinic up first thing this morning. No such luck. This stuff is stronger than Nyquil, guys! I woke up at 1:30 am feeling the worst I can remember feeling in a very long time. And what am I doing…writing this blog.
I already had a personal blog for today, but this takes precedence. Y'all will get that one next week. What I want to say this week is, listen to your body. You know it better than anyone else. I knew yesterday morning that I needed to go to the doctor and probably get a shot. I'm pretty prone to strep throat when my stress levels are high and I know what it feels like, and that's exactly what I feel like.
When we work from home sometimes we tend to work while we're sick and put off going to the doctor because we can do it "the next day" or we can "take it easy" and "work through it". Don't fall into that trap. Know your body, know your warning signs and take care of you. Everything else will wait. You aren't good to anyone when you're sick.
I'll be headed to the clinic as soon as the doors open.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.