Well, this week's almost a wash. I was supposed to be working 7 extra hours, but my body had some different ideas.
First started Monday night when I maybe got an hour's sleep before getting up Tuesday going to work. I then got ready for a day's work, but by the time I got there, I was sweating very profusely. I then turned on the air conditioning in my office. I had to turn it off at lunchtime when I started shivering, which I continue to do for the next 45 minutes. I figured at this point that I had a touch of the flu, as I also had some aches in my leg.
I had been keeping Kathy abreast of what was happening, so she knew that I wasn't intentionally avoiding her when I got home and parked in my recliner. I also figured taking some acetaminophen PMs at 6:30 would give me plenty of time to sleep it off. Sleep went well with the exception of getting some chills.
Wednesday started well, and I was thinking that what I had was a touch of the 24 hour bug. Later I realized why I'm not a doctor, as I noticed swelling and stiffness in my lower right leg. I also noticed red splotches on my calf, which was also warm to the touch and getting tight. My next thought was blood clots. I then went against company rules, got my cell phone and called my doctor's office, who called me back to tell me that they had an appointment available in the afternoon.
Once in the examination room after checking me out, my doctor sent me to the hospital for an ultrasound test to ensure that it's not a blood clot. If it were, I would be eating my next meal in bed. I went home to get Kathy to ride with me just in case. Fortunately that wasn't the case and it was determined that I had celluitis, caused by an infection. How I got it, I don't know.
This I do know: Kathy and I have had a very rough summer and taking care of others has compromised our health, Kathy emotionally and me physically. Sometime during October, I plan to take some vacation time where we take care of each other.