Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Butt-kicking virus: 2, Denise: still 0

(Actually, the butt-kicking virus has mutated into a nasty sinus and lung infection but I blame the virus for starting all of this crap anyway)

My Madrona experience ended with a 102 degree fever and a 3 hour visit to urgent care on Sunday.

The good news is that I don’t have pneumonia. Thank goodness or I would have never heard the end of it from Mr. CPA, who was none too pleased with me for not coming home earlier as he had suggested when he found out I was getting sick again at the hotel. I tried to explain that I had not been quite that sick until later Saturday evening, but the fever and non-stop coughing fits weren’t really helping my credibility much at that point.

So no Madrona report until I’m recovered as Mr. CPA is being very strict about the 'resting', which means zero computer time when he is home because he does not think sitting in my office at the computer contributes to my getting better. (I’m sneaking this in quickly while he’s at work). But go see Vanessa’s review of the absolutely wonderful Rovaniemi mitten class that we took until I can write up my own - besides, her samples, as usual, are done and mine are not.

Mr. CPA hasn’t had to worry too much about me sitting at the computer while he’s at work because I have quite a busy daily nap schedule courtesy of my new codeine-based cough syrup. The early, mid, and late-morning naps are followed by the early, mid, and late-afternoon naps, leaving me very little time to contemplate doing anything other than watching the first 10 minutes of any bad daytime television program before nodding off into my drug-induced haze again.

I must be feeling somewhat better as this is the second time today I’ve been non-comatose for more than 20 consecutive minutes.

That’s all for now. The informer (otherwise known as the youngest son) will be coming home from classes any minute and I’m not up for another lecture tonight about not taking care of my health.


vanessa said...

codeine is your friend :-)
i'm glad you are getting some rest!

Cathy said...

Blame it on v... she probably ran you ragged! Looking forward to your stories when you feel better. I hope you feel better soon.

Jessica said...

Oh Denise. I'm so sorry you're feeling so cruddy. I was very sad not to have a chance to say goodbye to you. Thank you again for my little lamb. It's lovely.

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Oh Denise Mr. CPA is right you need to rest and get better! This is too long!

LisaK said...

Get better soon! I'm impressed.... Codeine and complete sentences!

Spinny Bunt said...

I hope we didn't cause your relapse. Will Mr CPA still let you play with us? I hope you return to healthy knititng status ASAP.

kimber said...

Thank goodness you went to the Urgent Care! Get well soon!

Sheila E said...

So glad to know how you are doing. I didn't want to disturb you by writing an email. I was worried!!
Glad that you are a bit better! Good that the evil CPA is keeping you down..I guess he knows you too well.
Even though we have both been sickies, I just want you to know how great it has been having the time with you!!
PLEASE....take good care!
Much love,

Angela said...

I hope you're getting lots of sleep and recovering quickly. It would be a shame if Mr. CPA decided we were the cause of your virus butt-kicking :(

Joanne said...

Feel better, Denise. The sickness sounds like it is persistent, so Mr. CPA is right. Sleep. Eat. Rest. Drugs. (repeat.)

I hope it gets better soon, and I'm sorry you missed out on some of Madrona!

Melanie said...

Oh Denise, that just sucks. I'm sending you the big white light and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Get well soon.