Faithful readers, I am currently battling the flu. Not half an hour after writing my previous post, I was set upon by chills and full body aches. You know the aches I’m talking about, where every part of your body reminds you that yes, they contain pain receptors. Even the process of moving a hair on my head triggered pain signals in the follicle.
Heading to bed, I shivered for about an hour under the covers before somehow, I fell asleep. Awaking around 7am, I instantly knew that there would no code written at work today. My head hurt like a sonvabitch, I was fatigued, and I generally felt awful.
Falling back to sleep, I again awoke, this time at 10am to send out a message to work that I would not be in today. Strangely, while feeling completely like crap, my appetite was still there. Eating breakfast though, was a sad experience. While hungry, I sat at my breakfast nook with a blank look on my face, staring at the wall, devoid of any energy. I slept for most of the rest of the day.
For about an hour, I felt somewhat better which might have been the Tylenol kicking in, otherwise, it’s been all chills, fatigue, and aches.
EA had earlier offered free flu shots for employees and I’m kinda kicking myself for not taking them up on their offer. It’s not that I’m afraid of needles but mass flu shots is one of the scenarios for the start of the zombie plague.
Ok, I think I need to go back to bed.