That's right, Mama's got the pig bug (which is to say I'm being treated for H1N1 although CDC reg's now restrict the conformational test to inpatients)... and a possible kidney infection. 1) Good thing the VA did not get their next shipment of vaccine in last week when I was scheduled to get mine with the other high risk employees with chronic illness; the government is handling this distribution so well... 2) Funny thing how every single one of my symptoms is also a potential side effect of Remicade and/or Prednisone withdrawal.
Admittedly, I'm not entirely upset about this whole "stay at home sick" thing. What better opportunity to get some actual rest (she says, ignoring the blazing 3:49am that reads in the far corner of the monitor)? I don't think it's my fault that I'm 100% awake and alert right now -- I blame the triumphantly rebounding P.M. and my hyperactive bladder.
In all seriousness, I plan to spend today reading my book and allowing myself to pass out whenever my bladder will allow. Cue Adagio e piano sempre. I'll write the damn textbook chapter tomorrow.
I am pretty miffed, however, that I have to postpone my Remicade appointment which I just successfully rescheduled for this weekend so I could get that extra boost before Thanksgiving. Never fear: I will be eating stuffing; end of discussion.
In other news: ANDY CAME! Two whole nights of food, friend and board games galore*. When Andy visits, good food is created. For your viewing pleasure, the progression of Ginger Chicken with Beets and Mushrooms...
Butt Mushroom on Legs.
*Andy had the pig bug back in April, so we're in the clear.