Woke up at 3am this morning feeling chilled. The room temp was normal, but I threw a second blanket on the bed and went back to sleep. Woke up an hour later still cold and with my legs a bit achy; added the heavy comforter from the closet to the pile and snuggled under it. Woke up again around 5am still cold, but this time my chest felt heavily congested and every joint ached.
Damn it, I got a flu shot already this year!
Looking back I can see that I had a few signs as far back as Tuesday evening. I felt a bit congested before class, but blamed it on the spate of poor air quality we've had the last couple of days. After class I was more achy than usual, but I blamed that on not having had class with this instructor in a while. Denial is not just a river in Egypt.
So here it is, early afternoon, and I'm stable at 101F. The aches have receded to a merely uncomfortable background buzz. Felt good enough to raid my stocks of no-prep canned goods for lunch and get some fluids in me. Caught up on some shows I'd recorded on my DVR. Now I'm gonna see what trouble I can get into online for a bit, then go back to bed. I'm hoping I'll recover fast enough to make my regular Sunday classes.