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All better today.

After class last night - heck, DURING class, too - I was a water-drinking fiend. I must have downed a couple gallons of water, plus a glass of Emergen-C, plus a mimosa. Watched a few episodes of Supernatural to distract the mind before bed. I get kind of emotional when I have a fever, so of course poor Dean's predicaments made me cry and cry.

Went to bed before midnight, where I sweated out all those liquids plus a lot more during the night. The bed was soaked; I had to use towels to get back to sleep in the middle of the night. Gross. Slept about 10 hours. Checked my weight; down almost 5 pounds of water, I assume. I'll be rehydrating today.

Last night's fever reached 102.5°; this morning, it's 98.4°. Tada! All better! Just feel a bit tired today.

EDIT: Okay, that was a little too good to be true. ALMOST better today, though a bit of fever came back after spending an hour or so in the sun at the local swap meet. Feh.




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May. 4th, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
So glad you're feeling better!

Also: STRIP THE BED, including the mattress pad. I'll launder those as soon as I get home.

Edited at 2012-05-04 03:46 pm (UTC)
May. 4th, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
Steps ahead of you! And thank you for the laundering - I figure I'll throw the whites into the washer soon, actually.

Edited at 2012-05-04 04:46 pm (UTC)
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May. 4th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)

Summer is always my busiest time, what with prepping for and teaching the Science Fiction Workshop and Intensive Institute on the Teaching of Science Fiction, plus organizing and running the Campbell Conference.
May. 4th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
Glad you're better!
May. 5th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
I get like that when I have a fever too. Maybe the tears are a precursor to the sweat. :)
May. 5th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're feeling better. Take it easy, though. Your body needs a little time to replenish from the fierce battle with evil viruses.
May. 5th, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I kind of overdid it yesterday by walking around outside in the sun for more than an hour at the swap meet. Felt like crap after that. Of course, not being able to get to sleep last night (the heat?) didn't help me feel awesome today. *sigh*
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