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Not dead. Made a commendable effort, but not dead. 
28th-May-2011 12:19 pm
Me: brain MRI
So after lots and lots of sleep and getting sicker and sicker and groggier and groggier, I called plumtreeblossom and asked her to come over, because I didn’t feel entirely safe being alone. I was more or less OK at the time, but I was sufficiently out of it that I was afraid if I got a lot worse I wouldn’t be able to take care of myself or get myself to the hospital. (Thanks by the way to vanguardcdk for helping me get in touch with her.)

Over the couple hours it took her to get down to Quincy, I got worse and worse. I was drenched and broiling and dizzy and uncoordinated and could sort of stagger to the bathroom but not without holding onto walls on the way. And the most worrisome thing was that I was so groggy; I couldn’t think clearly, and was just going over this vague notion that maybe plumtreeblossom would want to take me to the hospital when she got there. Which I thought every few seconds, and it was new every time.

Then, about 20min before she got here, it all went away, within five minutes or so. I was still soaked, of course, but was no longer broiling and the breeze from the window felt cool. I could think clearly (which is a really wild sensation when it comes back so quickly). And when I sat up, I was completely coordinated. So by the time plumtreeblossom got here, I was able to sit on the porch with her and have a perfectly normal conversation.

I’m definitely not well — I’m still achey and exhausted and a bit nauseous and very stuffy — but I am so, so much better than I was yesterday evening. That was the sickest I’ve been in about ten years.
Comments 
28th-May-2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad your fever broke and you started feeling better, my love. I adore you.
30th-May-2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Thank you, beloved darling, and thank you so much for coming over and taking care of me!
29th-May-2011 12:11 am (UTC)
that sounds scary! I'm glad you are doing better now and especially glad you've got plumtreeblossom there with you.
30th-May-2011 12:41 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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30th-May-2011 12:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, it sort of was, although while it was scary I was not in a state where I was really capable of being scared. :-)
29th-May-2011 02:21 am (UTC) - Oy...
Glad it broke, but geesh. And this is the second mention of a scary high fever on my flist from last night.

kimberlogic apparently suffered from something very similar last night. She is also recovering but is still achey and exhausted as well. Odd.
30th-May-2011 12:42 am (UTC) - Re: Oy...
Thanks! The fever is just a theory, since I didn’t have a thermometer, but it seems like the most plausible theory. Still feeling pretty crummy, but at least I’m thinking clearly now!
31st-May-2011 03:23 pm (UTC) - High fevers are scary
Owning a thermometer is a good plan. They're cheap and easy these days.

I've never been awake for my fever breaking. Usually it happens when I'm asleep. I do remember that the #1 advice is always to get more fluids - being that warm takes a lot more out of you than you expect.
1st-Jun-2011 12:02 am (UTC)
Oh no! I'm so sorry you were sick...I hope you're better now.
27th-Jun-2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, my! That sounds seriously scary. Though it sounds as if you were too out of it to be as scared as you might have been if you'd had all your faculties.

*hug* Glad you came through that okay!

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