This has not been a good weekend. I started feeling ill on Friday evening and have been getting progressively worse since then. I was unconsoled by my first exposure to free HBO and Cinemax as I watched ‘Contagion’ while my wife and son were out shopping. It took me a while to realize that I didn’t want to watch hundreds of people fall prey to a wildfire infection, but when I did, I was greeted with a post from the CDC’s FluView app sating that flu has reached epidemic proportions.
Immediately upon receiving that post I developed generalized body-aches (which I’ll be damned if I can tell are psycho-symatic or not.) To be fair, I have had the flu once before… in about 1999… and there’s no question what it’s like. I couldn’t get off the couch for a week – quite literally. Luckily, I couldn’t eat or drink, so the sequelae to those processes sort of shut down too. So, no, I don’t think I have the flu this year.
What I do have is a semester starting tomorrow with one class I am taking (introduction to C++ algorithms, or some such nonsense) and an in-service meeting where I teach. Then, on Tuesday I start teaching Microbiology and General Biology. What I need to do is get over this cold as soon as possible and get myself a flu shot, so I don’t have to stand in front of a class promoting the efficacy of these vaccines when I have not gotten one myself.
I admit it, I’m whining and I have no real purpose for this post other than to seek sympathy. This thing must be affecting my mind as well…