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Yep folks, I got the flu. Luckily I think I have the old-school version, not the N1H1. So no tummy issues, but I do look like the Before part of a NyQuill commercial.
I started feeling off last Thursday. Friday I was coughing at work and feeling a bit weak. Not a great thing as that I was leaving for Charleston, SC the next day to officiate and attend a good friend's wedding.
I woke at 3am for my 7am flight and by time I got off the plane at Charleston airport, I was sick. I thought I would be okay – just that post-flight ickiness. My sister picked me up (she had driven down the night prior) and we went to the hotel. I changed, freshened up and went to meet the bride and groom to be and other friends for brunch. I had to leave brunch early because I was feeling so ill.
I spent most of my Charleston weekend cooped up in my hotel room. I got through the rehearsal, but ended up arriving late and leaving the rehearsal dinner early. The next day I doped up enough on B6, Oscillococcinum and Motrin to be able to perform the ceremony and attend the reception without wanting to curl up into the fetal position. I will have to visit Charleston again so I can see more than the interior of the Holiday Inn on Calhoun and the pharmacy aisle of the Harris Teeter!
Anyway, no real pictures of me but I did have some fabulous outfits.
Flight down: Dark Long & Lean jeans from Gap, black ribbed tank, my fuzzy gray cardigan from Kenzie, black city boots, silver jewelry and my ivory pashmina.
Breakfast: We had reservations at High Cotton and I knew I had to eat something that day so I took a hot shower and went. I wore my red print dress from Max Studio with the black patent belt from Ann Taylor and my black patent T-straps. The place was quite lovely, but I was still feeling poor so we made the meal short and went to Harris Teeter to stock up on drugs and Gatorade for me. I then spent the rest of the day sleeping so I could be in decent shape for the wedding.
Wedding: I wore my black Calvin Klein maxi dress that I wore for my friend Shelly's wedding, gold sandals from Lands End, all of my gold bangles, some gold dangly earrings and a black pashmina. Hair was messy/curly, smoky eyes. I wore the pashmina for the ceremony, pinned behind me so it worked like a shrug. I took it off for the reception.
Trip home: I rode home with my sister in her car. I was not feeling cute nor looking cute. Wore a dark red nursing tank from Bravado so I could easily pump while on the road, my Gap jeans from the flight down, and my Kenzie cardigan. The Havanias flip flops rounded out the sick girl look.
So I left Saturday morning, came home Monday night and have been sick ever since. I have not been to work. I hope to be well enough to properly work from home tomorrow, but my brain is really fuzzy, I am dizzy, achy, and exhausted from coughing.
So you really shouldn’t have travelled at all! Or attend the wedding and infect all the other guests and the happy couple! Very rude and selfish of you
Well I didn’t suspect that I had H1N1. I figured I had a cold. And I never did have H1N1. I was almost 100% last Friday, and I am back to work and fine this week.
Travel is how so many viruses spread, not just H1N1. Every time I fly I end up sick.
If you even SUSPECTED you had H1N1 you should not have traveled. That’s the way this virus is spreading.
I just got over a bout of H1N1 spread by people who didn’t have sense enough to stay away from other people.
0h! Hope you feel better soon..
Be careful not to fall down any stairs. =p
Christina Lee says
Ughhh!! What a trooper you are!!
Boutique Girl says
I am sorry to hear that you were sick when away! I hope that you are feeling better soon!
Hope you are feeling better! It’s never fun to feel like crap when on a mini vacation.
Oooooooo, hope you feel better! When my hubby got the flu two weeks ago, the doc gave him Tamaflu and a Zpack, since he said H1N1 has the same symptoms of the regular flu but can attack your immune system and make you vulnerable for respitory illnesses (which my hubby got along with the flu). Sending good health vibes your way!
You could still have the H1N1. It shows up as the “reg” flu or the tummy variant, not both. 🙁
Kim @ Kim and Mikey says
I am sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling under the weather. Hopefully you are now on the mend and will be make to your old self in no time.
thanks for posting