I am missing the 2nd day of the fabulous geek conference because I got quite sick. I woke up feeling awful and it just got worse till I was barfing all over. My lips are all cracked, and I'm too weak and feverish to walk around the house much, though I managed not to camp out on the bathroom floor. It's so scary how sick you can get, so quickly! I think of all the books I've read where the soldiers or travelers get dysentery and have to be tied onto their horses.
In the last few hours I have managed to drink half a ginger ale, so that's hopeful.
Zond-7 had to leave early for the airport, Rook had to go in to work, Jo Spanglemonkey brought me the ginger ale and crackers. I'm half relieved to have Rook back home but also half annoyed in the feverish state of all sounds seeming twice as loud as usual. My body aches all over like I've been beaten up, and worse in my low back and gut from the cramps. And I'm VERY WHINY.
Mostly I slept, stared at the ceiling, laid on a heating pad, sobbed on the cats, and then in the afternoon read about halfway through the Xenogenesis trilogy. I tried to read an S.P. Somotow book but could not engage with it.
I'm so grateful that Rook is bringing me a hot drink and some Tylenol and is doing the laundry I couldn't manage and is bleaching everything in the bathroom. What a day! I can't help fretting about work. But it's unrealistic to think I'll be working tomorrow.
Okay, let's be bold with this cup of broth, and hope I don't barf it all up and the tylenol too.