Sickness Update

To follow up on my last post about being sick, well, here’s the latest update: I’m still sick.

I’m pretty sure I have the flu (I believe the symptoms point toward it), but I do feel a lot better. That first day was the absolute worst, and I ended up taking two Benylin pills for it (the overnight ones). I’m not entirely sure if they helped with symptoms because I took them as I was going to sleep, but I did manage to sleep very soundly throughout the night, so I’ll assume the pills did their job.

You know what else did its job? The delicious congee that Edmond (such a sweetheart) brought me (hand-delivered to my door). It’s super good and I am eating it right now. Edmond also apparently dragged Jay along with him when he got it from Chinatown so yay Jay too. But Jay is difficult to control and also a bit annoying sometimes so kudos to Edmond for being able to do that. Thank you for the congee, Edmond!

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For now, the fever’s gone, I don’t have chills anymore, and the aches aren’t too bad. I do, however, still feel tired (even after sleeping a lot) and my body in general just feels weak and sore. My head also occasionally gets dizzy and I’ll need to lie down for a while.

I had originally planned to go to practice today (last practice at Sunnyside for this year!) since I had been feeling better lately, but when I woke up this morning, I was just not feeling good (in fact, a little worse than I had been feeling yesterday) so I figured it would be a good idea to rest and not risk getting anybody else sick. So I went back to bed and slept for another 2-3 hours. Felt good! I also heard that at practice, they did a 5km so I’m quite glad I didn’t go. I wouldn’t even have wanted to do it if I was healthy.

As a side, I have found the plus side to being sick. I lost about 5 lb in two days meaning…pullups were so much easier! I did a workout on Thursday (it was a struggle) and while I was expecting to feel weak, everything was surprisingly not too bad and pullups were particularly better than usual. Maybe I should get sick more often…

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