The main reason I haven’t been blogging lately is that I have been seriously under the weather for the past week or so. These days people are seeing swine flu in every case of the sniffles, but I am unconvinced.
My symptoms: fever, cough, general achiness, fatigue, sore throat are certainly consistent with swine flu, but they are also pretty generic. All I can say is that even when things were at their worst on Monday and Tuesday (I was shivering in eighty-five degree weather) things never went from “Very Unpleasant” to “Pondering the Afterlife.” I didn’t even cancel any of my classes, though I did cancel some office hours to get home and back into bed more quickly.
I am happy to report that whatever I had has responded well to my aggressive treatment with bed rest, matzoh ball soup, and over-the-counter drugs. I have now been fever-free for over twenty-four hours, and I am no longer concerned that my lungs are going to come flying out of my mouth with the next coughing fit. I still have a mild, lingering cough, and I am hoarse to the point of having almost no voice, but otherwise it seems things are back to normal. Yay!