Ranger Kathryn's Arches

October 12, 2010

Influenza: not my favorite sickness

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 11:37 am

Yeah. I look bad, and feel worse.

Fever of 102.8, headache, chills, coughing, all-body muscle aches, excessive fatigue, legs rubbery if I try to stand up… not pretty. I’m basically on the couch or in my bed 24/7. I have two very dear girlfriends who this morning brought over food and beverages because they are so concerned. I’m set with Gatorade, chicken soup, jello, and more. On the good side, when I DO feel strong enough to glance out my back picture window, I see autumn splendor at its peak; it gives me hope that in a few days I’ll be ready to go rake a few leaves in my yard…

Time for some acetominophen. I’ll write some new posts when I’m better.

Backyard tree -- among the yellows, golds, oranges, greens


  1. Geography of hope has you feeling better quickly. Enjoy raking the leaves. Can you still burn there, or was that banned shortly after the days of “Puff the Magic Dragon”? I’m on the river into next month.

    Comment by Bill — October 12, 2010 @ 6:07 pm | Reply

  2. Yikes! That’s no good! has the river receded out of the woods yet?

    Comment by john — October 13, 2010 @ 6:12 am | Reply

    • Woods are dry, John. Turtle Creek moves up and down in a hurry.

      Comment by kath56ryn — October 13, 2010 @ 7:33 am | Reply

  3. When you are better Kathryn go get the flu shot. Hubby and I get it every year and as a matter of fact I am getting mine today. Hope you feel better..

    Comment by chris — October 14, 2010 @ 7:25 am | Reply

  4. Is there any coincidence between the timing of the flu and your return home? Could it be a case of your defenses being down? (I’m glad that by the time I read this you were well again.)

    Comment by Mom — October 29, 2010 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

  5. aww thats no fun

    Comment by isiah — January 12, 2011 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

  6. Wow that must have stunk i had flu once and hatted it.

    Comment by Thomas — January 12, 2011 @ 3:43 pm | Reply

  7. i hope u get better soon

    Comment by Ryan — January 12, 2011 @ 3:46 pm | Reply

  8. kasel you had the greatest comment

    Comment by Billy — January 12, 2011 @ 3:48 pm | Reply

  9. wow so how long did that last??

    Comment by alena — January 14, 2011 @ 3:19 pm | Reply

  10. I had influenza once two and i was in bed for days

    Comment by Michael — January 14, 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Reply

    • Good reason to get a flu shot every fall!

      Comment by kath56ryn — January 14, 2011 @ 3:44 pm | Reply

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