Just Chillin’

I am about three days into my flu experience now.  I am still going from chilling to burning up, chilling right now.  Yesterday the high here was a bit over 80 if I remember right.  I wore sweat pants and a long sleeved thermal shirt with an undershirt all day.  I removed the thermal a bit ago but think it’s getting ready to go back on.

Tomorrow we have company coming in from Pittsburgh.  It is an outing that we’ve been planning for at least a month.  I am not going to be able to attend and am pretty disappointed about it.  Of course, I wouldn’t want to be so selfish as to risk contaminating anyone, thus me staying home and away from the gathering, but I really wish I could go.

Back to the flu, I am fairly miserable.  I don’t know that the actual symptoms are any worse than a regular flu; anytime you are sick it isn’t fun.  But this, for some reason, it affecting how my regular medications work.  I have nerve damage in my legs and take medication for neuropathic pains (similar to diabetic neuropathy) that I have in them.  Normally the meds pretty well keep  the pains in check, with the occasional “break through”.  For what ever reason, this flu seems to be blocking out the meds and making them ineffective.  The result is not only the rottenness of being sick but also having these sharp pains throughout my legs.  They are also hypersensitive, too, a problem I’ve not had in many years.

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