The Creeping Crud

A week ago I paid a visit to my doctor for a routine checkup. By that afternoon my throat was scratchy and I was starting to feel decidedly under the weather. When I went to bed that night I was running a 101 degree fever and I’ve been feeling like crap since.

I was supposed to return to the doctor’s office the next day for a followup test, but I called and rescheduled. I wasn’t going anywhere.

The fever disappeared that night, so the following day—feeling much better— I decided to get out and run errands. Big mistake. That evening the fever returned with a vengeance. It broke later that night and I woke up drenched.

Thankfully there’s been no more fever, but as has been typical for these things, it’s progressed from a sore throat into my sinuses and down in my chest. Thank the baby Jeebus for Mucinex, although I’m now blowing/hacking up what I affectionately refer to as creamed corn. A little over a week has gone by since this started. If the past is any indication, I’ve got another week and a half to go before I’m feeling back to normal.

AND WE ARE NOT AMUSED.

  • Mark Medelbo

    I had a similar crud in Sept. Lasted 5 damn weeks. I hope you’re feeling better soon!

  • carter

    Take two 600 mg tablets of Guaifenisen, aka Mucinex, every day to keep not only Fibromyalgia away, but the crud you describe and all other sort of irritants.
    Will not solve the current cough, sinus, wheezing stuff going around, which roomie and I have had for the better part of the past month, however.