I was feeling smug that I had made it through this year’s nasty flu season, but last Thursday I got hit by a virus, which turned into an upper respiratory infection my eye. The timing couldn’t have been worse, following several days off work for vacation and with a long list of tasks to be completed and some tricky issues at work.
I was off work for two days last week, then battled through most of this week trying to stay on top of my to-do list, carry out my responsibilities at home, keep up my exercise routine, and participate in a couple of important-to-me social events. I felt like I was operating at half speed, but I just kept reminding myself of a quote from Winston Churchill –
“Most of the world’s work is done by people who don’t feel very well”
I survived until today, when I woke up actually feeling like my chest infection was starting to abate somewhat, but with one eye glued shut, red, swollen and itchy. I spent the morning resting in bed and then thankfully Don had a doctor’s appointment this afternoon. I was able to get his wonderful Primary Care doctor to look at me too. After listening to my chest and looking at my eye he sent me off with eye drops, and a prescription for antibiotics to be filled if I am not better soon.
Hopefully the eye drops will work quickly, and with a good night of sleep under my belt I’ll feel well enough to get to the aqua aerobics class that is a highlight of my week. In any case I am planning a quiet weekend of rest, with a break for a low key Easter brunch with family, before I get back into the swing of things with a new appreciation for my usually robust immune system.