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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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11th-Oct-2009 08:20 pm
I have to cancel tomorrow's house concert.

I am down with a fever, sore throat, cough and shortness of breath, chest pain, and everything else that sounds way too much like possible flu. *Really* don't want to risk passing it on to the lot of you.

I'll try to reschedule when Becca's next in town!

And... yeah. This is a notice to people I was hanging out with last night. **headdesk** I started to have the shortness of breath yesterday, but chalked it up to changing seasons (cold air's one of my asthma triggers). Today it hit like a sack of anvils.

Probably my system is overstressed from last week. :(

Am having tea and resting and really really hoping this is a 24-hour bug, because I have two BARCC things this week, and Arisia programming things, and I just do not have time for this. Yeah, I know, no one does. But when I get sick? It tends to really kick my ass and linger for a while afterward...

EDIT: Also I am out of Throat Comfort Tea. Feh.
12th-Oct-2009 12:28 am (UTC)
Goddesses don't do things halfway. Not even being ill.

Get better soon.
12th-Oct-2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Stories are still told of me getting strep throat on my birthday in 2004.

At about 4pm, I started to feel a tickle in my throat; Elayna already had strep, so I called to make a doctor appointment first thing in the morning. Picked the kid up, went home, went to check e-mail; went to cuddle with my boyfriend on the couch before dinner, because I was shivering.

I was burning up.

BAM to the point where within minutes I was whimpering and actually delirious. Adam called the on-call doctor, and serious thought was given to an ER visit. Opted to just go in the next day as planned, and got a penicillin shot.

But yeah. Things hitting fast and hard = not new.
12th-Oct-2009 01:11 am (UTC)
*Mom mode on* Then you know to get a throat culture if you need one. You did just spend a day in a hospital full of sick people. *Mom mode off*

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
12th-Oct-2009 12:36 am (UTC)
May the Force be with you.
12th-Oct-2009 12:52 am (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon. My best remember for sore throat is to grate up some fresh ginger and strain the juice into a mug. Add a couple of spoons of lemon juice, a squirt of honey, and hot water. Maybe add a bag of chamomile tea if I feel like it, but mostly, I just want gingerlemonhoney.
12th-Oct-2009 01:02 am (UTC)
Lots of fluid, lots of rest. Remember to take it seriously, as you have other health issues that could make the flu worse (asthma for one). Take care of yourself!
12th-Oct-2009 01:40 am (UTC)
Completely non-communicative-disease-passing hugs to you, and healing wishes as well.
12th-Oct-2009 02:21 am (UTC)
But when I get sick? It tends to really kick my ass and linger for a while afterward...

You and me both. Are you okay with ginger? I find that grated fresh ginger boiled in water with a little added honey beats most throat soothy teas. For sore throat and for getting the illness to bugger off again once it's done rather than settling in one's nice warm chest for the winter.
12th-Oct-2009 03:32 am (UTC)
May you have a restful recuperation.
12th-Oct-2009 03:57 am (UTC)
Get well!
12th-Oct-2009 04:03 am (UTC)
Well, I hope you feel better soon anyway. We all worry about you when you're down, you know.
12th-Oct-2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Rest well.
12th-Oct-2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Feel better! We'll be home tomorrow; you can call my cell if you still need tea.
12th-Oct-2009 04:17 pm (UTC) - Sorry to hear it
Pygment's down for the count today but that could be from any number of sources. Don't feel too responsible.
12th-Oct-2009 04:18 pm (UTC) - Re: Sorry to hear it
I'm pretty sure I got it from Mark (who only has the sore throat), who's pretty sure he got it from Alyssa, who got it from school...
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