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.