Friday, August 13, 2010

Arsenic and Old Lace

Well...I missed Ten on Ten. Pretty damn unhappy about that. I tried. I really did. I have some shots on my camera, but I was sick. I couldn't even download them to see what they were.

I spent the majority of the day in bed. Watching movies. Which is what I've pretty much been doing for the past six days. You see, that night I couldn't sleep and figured out I had TMJ. It was actually the first night I didn't have a fever. Or so I thought. I've had a low grade fever since last Friday afternoon. Add in body aches, fatigue, chills, night sweats, stiff neck and headache. No earth-shattering symptoms. I wake up feeling pretty good. Do a few things. And by mid-afternoon the fever returns. And I'm back in bed. Watching movies.

My movie list includes: Erin Brokovich, The Blind Side, Pretty Woman, The Bounty Hunter, Dear John and part of The Time Traveler's Wife. I'm hoping the next movie I see will be on the big screen. With a large popcorn and mochi. And a bucket of Diet Coke. That sounds a lot more appealing than toast, won ton soup, and weak tea.

I finally had enough self-diagnosing and actually went to the doctor on Wednesday. I felt like an idiot. "Well doc, I really don't have any symptoms other than a fever that comes back every afternoon," I mumbled.

"No sore throat? Rash?" he responded.

"Nope."

"Have you been anywhere out-of-the-ordinary recently?" he went on.

"uh uh."

"Is everything ok at home with you and BSD?" he inquired.

"I'm pretty sure it is," I answered, looking confused.

"Well, if it's not, maybe he's trying to poison you. Do you have a large insurance policy on yourself?" he continued.

"Nope. I'm pretty sure I'm worth more to him alive than dead," I laughed. Then I started to wonder.

The doctor went on to tell me I probably just had a virus, but he had the nurse draw blood to be sure. Sure of what? That I wasn't being slowly poisoned to death by my beloved.

I sat in the exam room and waited. And worried. And thought about all the ways I irritate BSD. And the fact that BSD does the cooking while he's home.

The doctor came back and said, "Your bloodwork is fine. It's just a random virus."

I left with an armload of time-release Aleve sample boxes. A plan to be nicer to BSD. And a new movie title to add to my queue. Anybody have a copy of Arsenic and Old Lace I can borrow?

Note: Today is Day 2 of being fever-free. But seeing as it's Friday the 13th, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.

8 comments:

gabe said...

It sure stinks to be sick in the summer. . .yuck!

Hope you feel better soon! That popcorn sounds good!

Dani said...

Feel better soon, chica.

Being on the sick list isn't fun at all. Enjoy the excuse to rest and watch those movies guilt-free. Oddly enough, when The Offspring and I were taken out with the swine flu last year while The Mr. was in Japan, it wasn't that bad. I have fond memories of sitting on the couch, watching Mulan, and eating popcorn.

Kerri said...

How funny your doctor implied that to you! Can't believe you missed 10 on 10...you can always make it up later in the month like Jen did!
Hope you feel better!

Bridget said...

Hope you feel better soon!! Trust me, it sucks to feel bad :(

Cindy said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!!!

Karena said...

Feel better soon and it won't hurt to be nice to hubby!!

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My Interior Life said...

I'm so sorry to hear you were sick. That's no fun at all. How weird that your doctor actually mentioned poisoning. Glad you're feeling better!

Stephanie said...

You crack me up! I can't believe the Dr. said that! lol Was he serious? I sure hope you are feeling 100% better by now. (((HUGS)))