I awoke with a terrible sore throat. It is 2:30 pm, and I have not spoken a word except to tell Patsy Cline and Thelma to "come here." My head is so stopped up. Crap is sliding down my throat. My head is pounding. I can tell I have a slight temp because all my joints ache in a way that I recognize as feverish. My eyeballs feel hot. My face hurts. I was uncoordinated as I tried to untwist a twist tie and unwrap cheese. My chest is getting full of congestion. I am wheezing. This all happened within 6 hours I slept. Yes, I need a nap.
Okay, a thermometer is in my mouth.
What happened? Last night it rained all night. The ensuing humidity during the night did this to me. See why I don't camp? Cannot sleep with the windows open even on a hot night??? Even driving in the car with open windows brings on a fever.
My daughter has asthma and could never play outdoors before 10 am or after about 5 pm because of humidity. Of course, there were days this was cruel.
My temperature is elevated 2 degrees. Yuck. It is only 99 degrees, but still up 2 degrees from my normal of 97. That always caused doctors to say I was not running an elevated temp.
When I entertained every month for two years, we sat outdoors from 3 pm until sometimes 1 am. On those simple nights of pleasure, I awoke ill the next morning. This is not fun.
OTC medications and home remedies are in order to avoid a doctor visit and prescriptions that I will not want to take. And, I did not proof this post at all.
I will be back eventually.