Today I am ill. Boo. Usually when I'm ill it gets worse throughout the day, so I get up feeling bad but not awful, end up going to work because I feel guilty, and then being sent home after 2 hours. However, today I made it halfway to the bathroom before deciding that I ached all over, I was shivering and I was going to be sick if I didn't lie down again. Definitely a case when the decision was pretty easy! Having gone back to bed I discovered that if I lay on my sides or my front I also felt sick, so I had to lie on my back which is the one position I can't sleep in. After lots of dozing in and out of sleep, and having bizarre nightmares about being asked to play the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 and not having practised, I finally woke up properly at 10.40 and no longer felt sick. I'm now left with the headache, the achingness, the shivering and a total aversion to food.
However, I have to say this has happened with very good timing. It's Monday in a quiet work week, so I have 5 days to get better before the weekend, and I'm not due to be doing anything on week nights this week. The only problem is that I'll probably have to miss the WO concert tonight - sorry everyone, I really wanted to be there! I've taken some ibuprofen which might help but it's looking likely that I won't be leaving the house today.
Being ill sucks.