It’s been awhile since I’ve been seriously ill. I’ve had sluggish days which were probably the result of not enough sleep, and I’ve had some fearsome allergies, especially lately, but last night when I got home from work I discovered that for the first time in who knows how long I had a full-blown fever. I had that fever headache and that dizziness when I stood up, even.

This may be related to something I ate–I started feeling weird while I was eating lunch, which included a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cheese, raw spinach, and a plum–or it could be a total coincidence. The odd feeling was accompanied by some digestive issues that point the suspicion on the food, though.

My temperature when I got home was 100.25, but I held off on taking medicine, thinking that if it was related to the digestive issues it would probably go down on its own. This was not the case; it went up to 101.67, and I became very cold. I popped three Advil, watched some Prince of Tennis, and went to bed.

Around 4 am I woke up and could not get back to sleep. My temperature was only 99.24, but I had the feeling it was going up again, so I went ahead and took more Advil. This turned out to be prudent, as I started freezing shortly thereafter, and my temp at around 5 was 100.79.

Sean was on the phone, and my discomfort paired with his talking from the other room made it impossible for me to sleep, so I pulled on some long pants and a sweater and came out into the living room to make some tea and settle in at the computer. I chatted with Brooke and took more Advil and sipped warm, throat-soothing tea.

Eventually Sean got off the phone. “I’m sick,” I said, and he chuckled because he thought that was cute. I asked him to pick up some orange juice for me, which he did even though he was tired and needed to go to bed. He also got me some Tylenol in case the Advil wasn’t effective.

My temperature just now was 99.79. I’m not freezing anymore; I had to change back into my shorts and get rid of my socks, and I feel like I would be far more comfortable naked. I’m completely drenched in sweat.

But the orange juice was fabulous. Plus, my head feels much clearer than it has all night, so I think it’s passing.

Edit 07/07/19 6:51 am: Okay, so it’s totally not passing. I’m going to Urgent MD as soon as they open ;P