Well, I am sick again.
It's been a strange year. It used to be that I'd get one bug for two or three days per year, then be back up on my feet. The past twelve months, if I haven't been sick, I've been injured or had some other issue. This go-round the symptoms appeared at a particularly bad time as I was about to get on a plane to Lubbock, then drive 100 miles to Canyon, TX, do a major presentation, then turn around and drive back to Lubbock, then present again this morning.
I pulled it off. I have no idea what I said for the three hours I presented yesterday or during the meeting with Texas Tech today, but I think I kept it together.
Mostly I feel bad for the hotel staff who will walk into the Hot Zones I've left behind in two hotels I stayed in, and a bit for whomever gets the rental car I had. Those things are germy time bombs. That's not to mention the two airplane rides where I have no doubt I was patient zero. Who knows when I was first contagious? Maybe leaving Tallahassee.
Anyway, I will set a new rule for myself: if I think I might be coming down with something like that, I'm rescheduling. Sitting in a hotel room with no meds but NyQuil and Afrin and watching syndicated reruns on TBS is no way to be.
I do feel marginally better this evening. I'm hoping a night of solid sleep that I'm hoping for will help.
I had already taken a few weeks off from working out with all this travel, etc... and I was really looking forward to getting back into it. But now I get to wait a few days again. And then Thanksgiving...
Here's to figuring out how to stay healthier in 2013.