My illness started Monday afternoon, just after I had my yearly gynecological exam, so you can see this was an all around party day.
The instant I got home, a high fever came on, and I began to shake and chill like I never have. My husband put five or six quilts on me and put a large space heater near the upper part of my torso, but I STILL could not stop shaking. The flesh on my face may have been melting, but I was still freezing, even after four Ibuprofen, which is the most I've ever taken.
In addition, every single joint hurt, even my toe joints. But the most odd sensation was that the upper arms, the outside shoulder area, felt like they were tearing away from my frame, as if I had been trying to hold 75 lb weights in each hand, and finally, my arms were just coming apart. You are asking yourself: "Does she know how weird that sounds?" Yes, yes I do. I've been asking myself, "What is this strange affliction?" Appendage self-extrication complicated by vexatious inter-jointal pulsation? Is this a case for Dr. House?
Today, after I was up a while, I tried to get caught up with you all, but it has not been easy. Let's just say I'm slow with blurry vision added in just for fun, and if you could see all the typos I'm making, you would crack up. So now, I'm going to go take a great big warm shower so that I can feel I've stepped back in to real life. Thanks for your prayers. Really.