It’s been a while. How you been?
I’ve been in the shithouse. Been suffering the last coupla days. Holed up in bed and coming up only to go to the toilet or answer the door.
Don’t you just hate it when you get cold callers when sick? The window salesman must be wondering whether I might have been let out of the mental hospital early!
Yeah, it’s been a terrible coupla days, but I’m back and on the rise.
It all started with a scratchy throat and some slight joint pain. I figured it was just a light cold and took no notice. I hit my Week 5 Day 2 Visual Impact Training session and took no notice.
The signs should have been clear when Kinga complained about not feeling well and the fact that she got worse should have triggered some kind of alarm.
It didn’t. I just continued with life as normal.
By the time we hit the weekend, Kinga actually called the hospital and visited the EU (I was working at the time). She was diagnosed with tonsilitis and prescribed with antibiotics. She stayed holed up in bed for the weekend. The incident should have triggered something, but again, it didn’t!
My weekend was horrible. Painful joints, headache and sore throat but I soldiered on. I missed my Visual Impact Training Sessions but figured it was for the best.
It was only on Monday morning after finishing my nightshift that it dawned on me that I might be suffering the very same ailment Kinga was. The two, big, swollen, puss filled, yellow spotted balls in my throat staring back at me from the reflection in our corridor mirror confirmed my suspicions.
I HAD TONSILITIS!
I have a theory that once it’s confirmed you are ill, then you really start feeling ill. I mean, I was definitely under the weather and feeling like shit, BUT, after confirming it through the mirror, I suddenly was VERY sick. I had a fever, couldn’t eat and once I holed myself in bed simply couldn’t get out of bed!
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I eventually got an appointment to see see a doctor who confirmed I had tonsillitis and prescribed the much needed antibiotics.
I do hate it when I know exactly what I need but have to go through the doctor to get a prescription. I definitely would have been well on my way towards recovery had it been possible to self prescribe antibiotics ;-)
I’m now on my Fourth round of antibiotics and am almost as good as new, however, week 6 of visual impact frequency training will have to be delayed a bit. I got work tomorrow and would still like to chill a bit and let my body recover fully from the tonsillitis. This means I’ll probably have just 2 sessions for week 6.
I’ll make up for it. Probably extend the program to 9 weeks instead of 8. I don’t know. We’ll see after week 8 when I assess how far I’ve come.
Anyway, in the meantime, if you haven’t yet, make sure to sign up to my email list in the form below and see my progress from the beginning. Till next time, catch ya later!