I was sick as hell today. It started last night before I went to bed... I had a huge asthma attack and even though I used my inhaler (three puffs when I'm only supposed to use two! oh no!) I was still coughing afterwards.
I woke up this morning and my throat felt exactly as though someone had scraped it back and forth with a grapefruit spoon. I jumped up immediately and tore into the ice cream (it's been sitting in the freezer since J. had his wisdom teeth out months ago... covered in frostbite, but who the hell cares?) for breakfast. It helped a little, and I went back to bed trying to sleep off the illness. Hours later, I woke up still feeling crappy, and tried hot things this time... oatmeal and tea with honey. As with the ice cream, it helped a little, but not much. At this point, I had to go into work. I kicked and screamed the whole way, of course, but we have a very small staff & we're not allowed to call out unless we have someone "suitable" to cover for us (which means, someone who is equally capable).
So, I sucked it up, had a Strawberry Coo-lata from Dunkin Donuts, and tried to go about my day as normally as possible (only with much increased whining action!).
Now I've just had a dinner of Ramen Noodles (warm) and ice cream (cold), and as usual I'm feeling "a little" better. What sucks is now, I have to go to bed and wake up at 8 AM to go volunteer at the library. I could call out, but I'd like to have as good a reputation with them as possible, so that's out of the question as far as I'm concerned.
After that, I'm coming home and collapsing.
Oh, yeah, and I might have a fever, too. So don't expect anything coherent out of me for at least a few days.