The date happened (complete with amazing pancakes chock full of fruit in the morning, courtesy of plumtreeblossom and her yummy food imagination), but the fireworks didn’t. And I stayed home sick from work today. Also, I spent much of the night of the 3d not slumbering peacefully next to my wuzzle, but dealing (along with my officemate, who went in) with a major work crisis. So I’m more than a little out of it.
For a few days, I’d had a sore and stiff neck and shoulder. That got kind of bad by the 3d, but it also got joined by a weird kind of chest (and back) pain. Not the kind of mysterious pain that makes one think "heart attack", but a pain just right of center, where the right ribs meet the sternum (and spine, but mostly in front). But mysterious, because it seemed to react like it was a lot of different things — it was made worse by inhaling deeply, or coughing, or sneezing (but oddly not by stifling a sneeze; that doesn't hurt at all), but also by swallowing irritants (alcohol or spicy food or the like), and it was tremendously improved for a few minutes by burping. (Sorry!) So, behaves like some musculoskeletal problem with my rib joints, but also behaves like acid reflux/heartburn, but also behaves like gas (but in chest, not belly).
Anyway, the pain was bad enough early last night that I didn’t sleep very much and was expecting to go in to urgent care at the clinic at work in the morning. But I finally got comfortable around 6am and woke up feeling significantly better. And this afternoon I got another 3-4 hours’ sleep and woke up feeling not all well, but much better. Still very tired — not yet nearly caught up on sleep, but feeling much better and reliably able to sleep.
BTW, unless you are a medical professional, no need to tell me “OMG any chest pain is srs bzns call 911 NAO kthxbye.” I’m stubborn. :-)
I am very disappointed to have missed fireworks with cathijosephine, which was an unbroken tradition with us for many years, but I really would not have been sufficiently mobile, and staying home has helped a lot, and I’m clearly on the mend now (although still puzzled about what this was).