All day Saturday I had chills and then developed body aches in the afternoon. By the end of the workday, I wanted to go home and climb in bed with the heater on. People at work had recommended Alka Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold & Flu packets. Bob went out and bought some for me. I was already under the covers in bed in my sweatshirt, jeans and wool socks when he returned.
To be effective the Alka Seltzer packets needed to be dissolved in hot water. Bob fixed it up for me and I had him drop an orange-flavored Airborne in the mug as well. The directions said to inhale the steam from the hot mixture. I did and it helped clear my sinuses. After I drank the mixture, I fell asleep quickly around 6:30 pm. I remember waking up once around 9 or 10 pm and feeling very sweaty, like my fever had broken. At midnight I woke up and fixed another mug of the steamy Alka Seltzer and got online while I inhaled and sipped the concoction. Then I went back to bed around 1:30 am and slept until almost 11 am Sunday.
Our original plans were to go to Susan and Darren's house to watch the AFC/NFC championship games Sunday afternoon. Bob had texted Susan Saturday night to let her know we wouldn't be able to make it.
We took it easy on Sunday. Bob walked over to the Rec Hall at the RV park where all the Packer fans had decorated and brought snacks to share. He just took a bag of Chex Mix and said he felt like a single guy coming to a potluck with just a bag of chips. Plus he was rooting for the Seahawks in a sea of Packer fans. He came back to the 5th wheel to watch the rest of the game here. Wow, what a surprise ending to that game!
All day I ate only chicken noodle soup, tea, and a salad. When Bob asked if I'd like for him to bring home some food, I said, "Yes, I'd really enjoy a Wendy's baked potato and chili." He went out and brought dinner home. He takes such good care of me. Thank you, love.
Before bed, I did the whole Alka Seltzer Plus Night packet again. And once again I slept very well, waking up about 10 am this morning.
Today, I felt a lot better. In fact, I got the freezer defrosted! But this evening the coughing started again. Time for the night time Alka Seltzer Severe Cold & Flu routine. As soon as I finish that I'll be headed to bed.
Hopefully, I'll be much better tomorrow.
Here are some pics of the fur-kids, Sunnie and Bowie.
|Sunnie and Bowie|
|"Bowie, I need more room. Move it!"|
|Sunnie and Bowie, so content!|