Wednesday, February 22, 2006


I'm sick. Really sick. Like no work today. No bike even though it's about 45 degrees and sunny and dry. I actually called the doctor.

I woke up this morning drenched. On my way downstairs my legs felt like jello. My temporary housemate Bob goes "you alright?" to which I replied "I'm in a bad way". He got the phone for me and I called work. Then took my temperature.

I had a 103.9. Uh-oh. MY normal temp is actualy low, at 98.1. Been there for years. So I make a bunch of Gatorade and grab some banannas and retreat back to my bed. Back to sleep. I wake up at 11 and my temp is 104.3. Total danger territory. I call the doc. They tell me to take a colder shower and take some type of medecine, which Bob graciously went and bought. Thank you, sir. I also did the old school alcohol rub to open the blood vessels before the shower to enable more heat leeching.

Well, the fever broke a little while ago. It peaked at 104.5 before dropping to 100.1 (WDST ha!!!) and now I'm feeling better. I knew it was coming, as I'd been feeling off for a bit. I also went from 168 pounds two days ago to 161 right before I typed this. At least I actually have to gain weight now.

These things are weird. I'm not sure if it's my body changing from increased workloads from my training or an actual illness. My lymph nodes are normal. That leads me to believe it's trainng related. It's been going on as long as I can remember. It's just uncomfortable and a little worrying.

Ok, time for a better rest of the day. I hope it's getting better for all of you, too.


Lora said...

Yuck! I don't think I've ever had a fever that high before. I assume that you'll have your doctor double check your lymph nodes?

Lisa said...

You're getting no sympathy from me until we get details on the mystifying happiness.