A Bad Case of the Hot Mouths

People all around me have been getting sick. I’ve heard reports of strep going around, Liz has struggled with a sore throat at the early part of this week… and starting yesterday, my throat was starting to hurt a bit.

Fast forward to today, and I woke up with a sore throat. And unlike prior days, it just stayed around. At work, right around 10 AM, my nose began running like a faucet. So much so that I had to get up and go to the bathroom a few times. So much so that I began to seriously worry about becoming dehydrated.

Luckily, I had a Sudafed in my backpack… so that seemed to dry things up for a spell. But by the time I got back home, I was definitely worse. I started to feel a little feverish, and my mouth was getting super hot and gross, in a way that clearly was saying “you need to go to bed.”

Also, I found out that my nose was red like Rudolph, due to me blowing my nose non-stop. And that just got worse, as the night went on.

While I was wondering if strep was making the rounds, this now feels like another flu-like thing going around. NyQuil awaits, then off to bed.

[photo via Kelly Sikkema]

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