Remember when I wrote this? Yeah, that was pretty awesome. You know what would be even more awesome? If it were still true. I, despite all of my superhuman K genes, have contracted the flu. It has been the worst physical thing I have ever been through. Worse than natural childbirth because with that, I knew that it had to eventually be over in a day or 2. The flu? It can last a 2 weeks at minimum. Oh boy.
I started feeling sick last Thursday. My sore throat turned into sneezing and wheezing, then by Monday the extreme fatigue set in. Thankfully JD was off from work to watch Beatrice while I slept all day. Tuesday I realized that what was afflicting my once superior immune system was no mere common cold. I had sweats and chills, a low grade temperature, and I slept all day. All day. I called my OB on Wednesday morning and she told me to get to my primary care physician for a flu test. I did and it was confirmed that I have the dreaded illness. But the best part of this whole story? I waited too long to get any flu meds. Apparently you have 48 hours to get to your doc to get the miracle flu drugs. Since I waited 6 days, I was out of luck. Plus, there is nothing safe to take during the first trimester of pregnancy except Tylenol. So, much like natural childbirth, I am having to endure this whole mess without the aid and relief of modern medicine. Lucky me.
Despite feeling the sickest I have ever, ever felt in my whole entire life, I am blessed to have loads of family in town to take care of Beatrice. Today she went to play in the snow with uncle Seth and aunt Jenny. Yesterday she played with Grammy and Bop. My best friend came over on Tuesday to bathe her and put her to bed. I would feel guilty about being totally absent from her sweet life for several days, but she is soaking up the attention.
Today, I am hesitant to say that I am feeling better. Tonight is uncle Seth's birthday dinner at Mellow Mushroom and I'm pretty sure my cure might be found in the Kosmic Karma pizza so I am willing health back into my body so I can go and prove my theory true. And I'm praying. Because last night, I read on the internet that you can die from the flu. And I don't want to die. Not from the flu. Be well friends and don't catch the flu.