Sick, so 2 days in one
I was fine yesterday morning. I forget how I slept but I've been waking up with cold feet. Maybe that was a factor in my cold.
Actually, I think my trip to Walmart on Friday had everything to do with the head cold.
Anyway, I got up and went to the warehouse. We met "Gary", a driver with a pickup truck. He has a toolbox in the truck bed that takes up the width, by two feet, but we managed to cram a surprising amount of merchandise into the remaining area.
We got to work and I got the carts. Gary had unloaded most of the merchandise. Looking good! I got the carts loaded and we went to work. Work was pretty uneventful except for the sandwiches. We had 5 sandwiches expire and I had to throw them out.
After work, we went home and I took a nap. I woke up feeling fairly poorly. We went to Arby's and got something to eat, then came home.
I didn't sleep well last night, congested. I can't take decongestants because they interact with my antidepressant and cause seizures. I don't want that. I took some 4-hour mucus pills. Those, I can take.
I slept a little better after that but woke up with cold feet. I realized the cold front had come into town. I got up, took my shower, and did my God Time. I watched a Star Wars marathon off and on while trying to nap.
It was about 20 degrees (F) with the windchill. I thought it was pretty funny that #6 actually sent the kids out in the weather to "play". They kicked the soccer ball about twice and went right back in the house. Then he (husband/father) came out, probably to show the kids "It's not that bad" and he went back in pretty fast. I can hear their front door, they always slam it.
I got a short nap after taking another mucus pill. I have the usual symptoms: itchy sinuses, watering nose, congestion, sneezing, headache. I am most worried about congestion turning into a sinus infection like it did at the start of the year. Worst case, I see Doc, get another steroid shot in the butt, and take some antibiotics.
I'm taking all my herbal stuff too, antioxidants, vitamin D, olive leaf, etc.
I have no appetite, which is pretty customary when I'm sick. It used to drive my adoptive mother nuts. "You have to eat!"
Well, she's right, I do. I have to take my PM medication with food. I made a whey protein drink (about 40 grams of protein) and had most of a sandwich with it. I really don't have an appetite. I have to figure my body is using the lack of food to kick start immunity.
We have to work tomorrow, which won't be fun, but I'll do it. I started taking the 12 hour mucus pills. 5 and 5 (AM, PM) is easy enough to remember. I am breathing better but overall feel crappy.
But I don't eat a lot of vegetables (ha! More like any vegetables), I don't get enough protein, and I've been under stress lately. It's not surprising I got sick.
I just hope, if it gets worse, #6 doesn't have his party this year. He seems to alternate it, and only do it odd years. I hope.
Anyway, I plan to go to bed pretty soon so that's it for now.
Oh, and I put the heated mattress pad on the bed. I will finally have warm feet.