Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Winter Bug

I'm still trudging along here sick and trying to get myself through. I had no voice for nearly a week and at least that is now back although not nearly "normal" yet. It seems like one set of symptoms gets better and another set decides to kick in. The latest seems to be I just cannot get warm and if I am warm, I am too warm.

I am not sleeping all that well at night. Even Nyquil hadn't totally fixed the problem although it has made it better. My body aches from coughing and all the medication I'm taking to help that hasn't really stopped my cough, just relieved it some. At this point my abs feel like they've been run over by a truck.

I've not been working horses. Heck, I've barely looked at them. Dave and Lindsay have been carrying the ball in that department.I'm lucky when I get a glimpse of one out in the field. Storm was thoroughly enjoying a roll in the mud the other day. That made me feel a tad better, at least for the moment anyway. The weather hasn't cooperated all that much for riding anyway so it's not really like I've missed out on much riding time. Instead I've been resting as much as possible trying to get myself through this bug. It's hard enough to get myself to work when I feel good. Even harder when I don't.

Luckily I've not been scheduled for many hours so there has not been much time at work. I worked the first two days after the bug struck but that was minor discomfort compared to what followed. Then I had 4 hours of remaining orientation to complete which I had to be excused from at one point because I couldn't quit coughing. Most of that orientation went over my head.

I worked yesterday afternoon for five hours which is the first real work time since I got very sick. I felt like I'd worked a full shift and then some before I even got halfway through. I am working a full shift tonight for another employee. I told her I'd do it thinking I'd be done with this crude by now. I am off tomorrow so I'll have one day to recuperate before I must work again a short shift on Saturday night. Then I have no clue what follows for me. Whatever it is, I hope my body is up for it. Awe, the wonders of the winter bug..................


  1. Well it sounds like you feel absolutely miserable. Don't know if you've already been to one but maybe you should go to a doctor, he might be able to give you an antibiotic. Feel better.

  2. Ohhh noooo!!! I hope you're feeling better soon. I loathe those long, drawn out winter bugs.

  3. Hope you are on the mend soon. Reading about the clinic ,a dStorm, you must be so pleased you took him! Sounds like a great session and the clinician understanding you and yuour horse so well must have been heartening!