Friday, October 16, 2009

I think it must be the flu

One of the headlines in today's paper says, "OSU says 200 have swine flu". None, fortunately, have had to be hospitalized. The health officials at OSU also note that many more students have been sick and are chalking it up to a bad cold, but probably also have the flu. It's mostly been a fever and bad cough.

I had a fever for one night two and a half weeks ago. I did have a cough but it was never bad. I now have achey muscles and a headache and fatigue, which can last up to 3 weeks.

I think I have the flu. I guess that means I should rest and drink lots of liquids.

Sigh. Rest is hard to do when you're a single parent with a child who doesn't have school this week and with a full time job with deadlines and expectations.

Okay, enough whining. Thinking about the work I have to do is stressing me out. I just need to enjoy my down time. I need to rest as much as possible before my trip next week!


mapdr said...

Yikes! That is serious. I totally understand that it is not easy to rest and relax as a single working mother with deadlines. Are you sure you can't postpone stuff. I think people will give you a break if they know you may be fighting the flu. And you really need to take this time to concentrate on your healing. I have one word for you...DELEGATE.

Dee said...

Hi Renee,
I've delegated as much work stuff as I can; only I can fill out the paperwork for IRB and conflict of interest and I had other things I had to do in terms of my upcoming trip that are related to the budget - again, that's not something I can delegate to a student. I also have the contacts to find people to interview while I'm in Anchorage next week . . . so it's all stuff I need to do that can't be delegated. So, I am trying to rest as much as possible.

Daria said...

Dee ... do take care.