I was just getting into a groove with my healthy habits and then -- whammo! -- I came down with one of the various bugs that has been going around. This one is a strange one: Headaches, fatigue, coughing, nasal congestion, gas -- quite the grab bag of symptoms.
Yesterday I went through alternate bouts of feeling ravenous and then having no appetite, and I was too tired to do more than go for an easy walk outside. My food was all weird. I drank 64 ounces of water during my class last night, since I still had to teach. Then I came home and had an entire sleeve of saltines, a few at a time. They tasted slightly stale but I was still craving them.
I am trying to do better today and to rest as much as possible before class tonight. My husband has come down with this too, and I came home early from class to find him already in bed even though it was only 8:00. He called off today. I am stuck going to class anyway, but other than class and office hours, I'm staying away from everyone.
I have one friend who keeps asking why I don't go to the doctor, but I'm pretty sure this is viral and there's nothing they could tell me other than to rest and take lots of fluids. So that's what I'm doing for now.