Today is the first day that I have felt significantly better.
And a good thing too, because the doctor's note I got in the ER says I should be okay to go back to work tomorrow. I am planning on it. I tell ya, being home from work loses its charm when it is accompanied by fever, chills, coughing, aches, and fainting.
The cough is much improved and doesn't hurt. My nose is not stuffy. The fever is gone. The wheezing has lessened. The bruises are still quite sore, but do not get in the way of being awake and functional. I slept pretty well last night. I still get tired very easily and my back is still a mess, but I should be able to be productive at work the rest of the week.
I even made some peppermint bark for a potluck at work tomorrow. (It is ridiculously easy and takes no skill. Honest.)
I probably could have toughed it out at work today, but I thought that one more day would seal the deal. I do not want to go back to work only to get sick all over again. Also, I want to show off my bruises before they fade away.
I also have to be well to take care of Joe. He now has a bad cold, thanks to me.