After a weekend of celebrating that included attending a large family function at a downtown supper club, it was back to work Monday.
Everything was normal until I stopped to pump some gas at a Decarie Boulevard Shell station. I hadn't felt great that morning, but chalked it up to a hangover.
Having just completed the transaction, I returned to my car when I was slammed by a wave of nausea that literally knocked me down.
I started heaving and ran over to a patch of grass off to the side where I promptly puked my guts out. I sat in the drivers seat with the door open trying to regain my bearings, but the world was spinning badly. I threw up again, and again.
After a few minutes, I regained enough composure to turn my car around and go home, where a fever started to build until it hit 104° later that evening.
There was no doubt- I had contracted the dreaded H1N1 disease. WTF!!!!!
Like every other idiot, I assumed that Swine flu is what happens to someone else.
A couple of days in bed is what authorities told us to expect, but what they didn't warn us is how incredibly painful it is.
As I write this, my temperature is down to 101°, and stable but showing no sign of abating. While the worst is over, I'm shocked by how bad the ordeal of Swine flu is.
Monday night was pure Hell as I lay in bed suffering from fever induced hallucinations that made a bad LSD trip feel like a cakewalk.
Three day after getting sick, things are getting better but my condition remains ten times worse than any regular flu. The unremitting fever is the hardest part to deal with.
For most people, H1N1 it may not be life threatening, but it is terribly painful and debilitating.
If you're considering skipping the vaccine based on the fact that H1N1 is not that dangerous, think again.
Be afraid, be very afraid.
I've taken these few minutes of lucidity to cast a warning, but alas, as my head starts to spin again, I'm off to bed. I hope this nightmare is over soon!...
I shall post the rest of the week with stuff I previously prepared...