Monday, January 22, 2007

Could My Head Actually Explode?

Oh, I thought I was starting to feel better the other day, but no such luck. I am slowly emerging from days of having one of the worst headaches I think I've ever had. I made Roger and Jack take me to the instacare on Saturday morning and they gave me lots of good things to help me get better.

Even now the Monday after, I can't look to my right or left without my head feeling like it might explode. So I avoid looking to the side. Just sitting here looking straight ahead, I feel pretty okay.

An entire week of my life has been spent doing nothing.

Well, not exactly nothing. I've been re-reading one of my all-time favorite novels, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, along with a copy of a collection of daily letters that he wrote to his editor while he was writing the book (Journal of a Novel).

One of my book clubs will be discussing East of Eden on Thursday, and I'm so looking forward to the discussion. It's the kind of book that makes a person think hard about human nature--what we're made of and what we're capable of. I need a good book group discussion quick, before my head explodes!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

103.9 and 22 Below

Roger, Jack and I just had a great long weekend in San Diego, complete with a day at Legoland, a comfortable (though chilly) stay at a hotel on the beach in Del Mar, and a fun (though a bit slow due to a lack of wind) afternoon on an old sailing ship shooting cannons at other ships.

On the way home to Utah we watched the temperature plunge on the digital thermometer in our Jeep. The record low was 22 below, and that was at 7:30 p.m. We can only imagine how low parts of Utah got during the early morning hours.

I started feeling pretty cruddy on the drive home. Roger took good care of us and drove the entire 700 miles!

We got home about 9:00. I got Jack to bed while Roger unloaded the car. I got in my jammies, made a cup of hot chicken noodle soup and climbed in bed. In the middle of the night I woke up with a raging fever.

The last couple of days I've been living for my next dose of Advil. No other symptoms except a horrible headache. My fever is fairly under control, so I've switched to sinus medicine and that has helped to take the edge off.

So, so glad I didn't get sick while we were in San Diego. But wow, I'm ready to feel 100% again.