Friday, February 06, 2009

and i got the shot and everything


I have the flu. Or some kind of bug.


I took my temperature last night and realized that I was running a fever. When this happens, I am supposed to go to the hospital but it seemed counter-intuitive to take my worn down self to an emergency room full of sick people.

I called the cancer centre this morning and they told me to come on in to their stretcher bay area (I was still feverish, sore all over, queasy and light-headed). I got my blood counts checked and all is well on that front. They also gave me some intravenous fluids, which perked me up a bit (the trip into the cancer centre had knocked the stuffing out of me).

Then they sent me home with instructions to get lots of rest and stay hydrated.

It's not even insult to injury, it's injury to injury. At least I know that my body has the white blood cells it needs to fight this.

I'm just feeling a little sorry for myself.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure this year's batch was on target...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090113.wlflu13/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth

Get well soon....xo KJ

Rebecca said...

Laurie, I had the flu last winter while getting Taxol & Herceptin. It completely sucked. At least your cancer center wanted to see you. When I called my (then) oncologist, the office staff blew me off.

Rest, a super comfy pillow/blanket, no bright lights, soothing jazz music turned down low...

And just be happy it's winter and not fun summer time.

Karlien said...

I'm feeling for you. This year's flue is pretty awful. It even kept me from working for a couple of days (and that is very very hard). Hope you feel better soon!
Love,
Karlien

nonlineargirl said...

Good thing you got the fluids. Otherwise, one of those trips to assess that you are sick and need to rest can be very annoying. Hope you feel better soon.

FlippyO said...

I hope you're feeling better now. It's not fair that you should ever get sick, on top of already being sick. Of course, if life was fair...well, you know.

Princess Tinybutt said...

awe. feel better friend. the flu is not fun, especially when your counts are down.

i'm with rebecca, comfy blankie/pillow, good music, and for me to add... some good soup.

:)

Mom2Amara said...

I hope you're feeling better!! ((hugs))