I awoke feeling okay at about 3am. I decided to call in sick to work. I wasn’t any worse than yesterday. I might even have felt slightly better than yesterday. I also realized that today would be the best day to take off. I had too much to do on Thursday and I had already taken part of a Friday off this month due to my flat tire.
Afterwards, I went back to sleep a few times. I worked on catching up on my blog in between naps. I drove to the local urgent care, feeling silly to be going there for a cold again. I was surprised to find that I had a slight fever. My ears were okay and my nasal passages were inflamed. I was given a prescription for antibiotics and was told to buy a saline nasal spray. I was given a note for work and was told that if I wasn’t better after I finished the antibiotics to return.
I went home and surprisingly managed to fall asleep. I nodded off a few times. I must have been sicker than I thought. I finally braved the nasal spray. It felt very weird to shoot liquid up my nose and I wasn’t looking forward to having to repeat the process every two hours. The uncomfortable feeling in my nasal passages lingered for about 10 minutes afterwards. I sincerely hoped that I would be well enough to teach tomorrow because I had rehearsal and I really didn’t want to have to give one up because every one counts towards making the performance better.
I awoke to a text from Diego. I must have been out of it because I couldn’t understood a lot of his texts. I wished I knew what he was trying to say. I think he was asking what he could do for me, but his spelling was off too much to figure it out.
Today I gave up my need to get things done and tried to spend my time getting better.
Today I’m grateful that I was able to stay home to recuperate, that I decided to go to the doctor, and that I was able to do a little knitting.
I helped nobody today.
I spent no time in nature.
I spent about $20 on antibiotics and nasal spray.
I slept for about 8 hours last night, but it was broken up a lot.
I did not meditate today.
I did not exercise today.
I did not follow my diet today.
I did not clean or straighten today.
I was not showered and did not brush my teeth today.
I was feeling sick and out of it and my mood fluctuated. I just wanted someone to take care of me and resented having to take care of myself. My temperament was good.