March 4, 2008

Is All of Chicago Sick?

I went to the doctor today and I have a viral sinus infection that's crept into my ears and chest. She could tell by looking in my ears that I'm dehydrated. My poor thirsty little ears!

She warned me about exhaustion, instructed me to push fluids, and gave me Flonase and Allegra, but I'm just going to have to wait 5-6 days for the virus to leave my body. If I don't rest now I could prolong my recovery by several more days.

I am so shaky and exhausted right now, and I've hardly done a thing. While waiting for my prescriptions, I was so sweaty and dizzy I decided not to buy groceries because carrying stuff makes me feel weak. I have almost no food at home. Yesterday I fainted after walking up three flights of stairs.

I can't go to ChUC tonight because any exertion beyond typing makes me feel dizzy. This makes me feel worse because Dan is also miserably sick (not to mention he's awaiting the arrival of his little bundle of joy), and this means he'll be producing tonight's show without my help. I'm sorry, Dan, and tonight's performing comedians.

Kristy is sick. Bryan has been a little sick. Melissa (formerly known as Sloan, now going by her real name) is sick. Is all of Chicago sick?

We're ready for Springtime now, please.

Edited to add: Angel is also sick. Pooh on you, wacky weather. Stop this silliness.

Edit again: Nellie is also sick. This is RIDICULOUS.


K-Rock said...

Angel is sick and she's leaving San Francisco on Thursday to be part of an art exhibit being shown during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference.

BLEH. I'm over it!!! I'm tiring myself just from coughing. On the plus side, I haven't had a cig in days, and don't plan to have anymore at all.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

Oh, poor Angel, I hope she feels better. And you, too! And me, too! We have worlds to conquer!

AHP said...

Get better soon. I'm luckily not sick right now, (knock on wood). I credit my flu shot and my immunity boosting trip to India.

Nellie Ann said...

This just in:

I'm sick.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

Thanks for the well-wishes, Atul. I had a flu shot, too, but skipped my trip to India this year. :)

Nellie - Dang it! It was sleeping on that hissy air mattress, wasn't it?

Nellie Ann said...

Must've been the air mattress, yes.

That, or the fact that I work with three little children who were all really sick recently. It was only a matter of time...