Saturday, October 24, 2009
Well, I am happy to say that I am beginning to feel like my old self again! I was sick with the H1N1 virus and it really kicked my backside for awhile.
I was at work on Monday, October 12th and I felt fine but all of a sudden I became stuffy and I couldn't breathe through my nose. I thought it was allergies. The next morning I woke up with a very sore throat and a cough. The cough was the worst, it felt like my lungs were on fire. Lots and lots of coughing, in fact I'm still coughing nearly two weeks later but it is getting better. The doc prescribed a cough suppressant with codeine. High fever, body aches and a headache that lasted for days.....not fun. There was a point when I thought I might need to call 911 because it was getting harder and harder to breathe! It was rather alarming to say the least.
I'm so glad I stayed home from work when the first flu symptoms appeared. Who knows how many coworkers I would have infected. I just don't know where it came from. Someone told me that the virus can live on an object for about 6 hours or so. I guess if that is true it could have come from any number of things. The handle of a shopping cart, a door knob, money....who knows.
Anyhoo...the good news is I am getting better and better and actually felt like working with clay again. I finished two pieces today that you see here.
I hope you all stay healthy, and if you do get sick I hope you make it through as well as I did. Take care!