Then I Got Dengue

So normally, if I’m on the computer on a Wednesday night it’s because I’m doing lesson planning for my Thursday morning English class.

Not tonight. Long story short. I have dengue. Still.

This all started last Thursday with the usual headaches, muscle aches, fever, and exhaustion. So I took loads of extra strength Tylenol, slept a gazillion hours, and read a few books. Pretty successful week, right?

This morning I woke up feeling great. I put in my contacts, put on real clothes, and was ready to head out for morning Mass with everyone else… but the CliniLab people were coming to do a blood test, so I had to stay behind, but with the idea that I could go later in the afternoon.

Turns out that despite feeling great and being on day 7 of the dengue cycle, my blood platelet levels had dropped again. I was confined to bed for the rest of the day and to keep my fluids up during the night, well, I currently have an IV in my left arm that’s making it a little tricky to type this post.

I still feel great, but ironically, that’s probably the worst part. I’d be content with bed rest if I felt miserable.

Actually, I think the real worst part has been realizing how little control I have over my own body… It’s been a really humbling week/day. I’m sure a longer reflection will eventually follow.

For now though,  please say a prayer and hopefully the blood platelet levels will be on the rise tomorrow!  I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

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