Monday, September 14, 2009

On Falling Sick

Woke up last Tuesday to some excruciating neck pain. Even light touching causes pain. Mainly localized on the angle between the jaw and the neck on the left side of my neck. First thought that came in mind was my posture in my sleep the night before.

But I was wrong to find there's a node on the right side of my neck. Just one. Most probably a lymph node. Commonly seen in those who has sore throats if mild, but could also be something more serious like that of cancer, which would be quite unlikely.

Throughout the morning, I was screaming silently in the neck pain. I was still able to move them alright. It wasn't stiffness to the maximum, but twisting them too much makes me yearn for a good long sleep instead of standing up and walking around.

And before I knew it, the sore throat kicks in. Great. Just when I was about to have an outing plans all this comes in. The Almighty's warning for me to stay indoor and stop all my outings so that I'll study instead?

That afternoon, I got back to my dorm to get a good rest. After shower, the fever kicked in. Double great! I had to wrapped myself up in 2 layers of blanket and switched off the fan totally and still shivering. I was barely able to move out of bed as it seemed as if my entire body was torn apart. I dozed off easily alright, waking up in between all drowsy and dozed off again.

By the time I woke up, it was 6 in the evening. Sis told me earlier she would drop by to pass me packed dinner. Despite the study table was just less than 1m away from my bed, I had to exert on full effort to get my legs out of the bed. I fell from the instability and heavy headache, but I didn't injure myself thanks to the low-legged bed. And after I got hold of my phone, I went back to sleep again.

I was awoken by my sis's call. You have no idea how torturing it was for me to get out of the bed and drag myself out to greet her. Every step I took felt like a thunder inside my head. My steps were so small it took me about 5 minutes to walk from my room to the lobby despite the lobby's just right outside of my block.

I managed to finish my meal alright. After cleaning up, I dizzily headed back to bed again. It was merely 10p.m.. The next I know, it was already the morning the following day. My neck was still sore. Lump was still there. Throat still hurting. Head still aching. But fever subsided, thank God. However, there was lower pain, dull boring pain. Shite... Do all these have to come at the same time?! I just put on my clothes and headed to the ward without shower. Smelly me. But I couldn't bear the icy cold water...

~ lower back picture removed ~

I came back at noon and lie on the ground. The lower back ache was such a pain in the ass, literally, that not sitting down or standing up or lying on the bed helps. So I just lie on the concrete floor for the whole 3 hours until 3p.m. when the next class comenses. It felt better alright. I swallowed one Uphamol tablet to relieve the headache, and headed to the ward again, un-showered.

Somehow, all these body aching persisted. Fever was gone alright. Sore throat wasn't there anymore. The lower back ache comes on and off. But headache wasn't relieved with paracetamol. And the neck soreness... Gosh I would really kill to get it off me.

As much as I had wanted to get sick when I'm healthy, falling sick for real slapped my face hard.

Somehow, I didn't know how it all went away...

13 Jujus:

Gratitude said...

Huh, and where wuz the soulmate?

foongpc said...

I hate getting sick! And all those symptoms you described really irritate the hell out of me! So I always do my best to stay healthy, cos getting sick is no fun!

Hope you are better now! : )

[SK] said...

i was also down with a cold over the weekend.. you take good care dude~~

A Common Singaporean said...

I am extremely sympathetic Medie, having just gone through a back pain. But yours sure sounds hell lots worst than mine cld bear. Back to yr feet now I suppose. Take care if that body of yrs mate, study hard but also relax whenever u can.

TZ said...

hmmm... why no lower back piccie removed? :p

Medie007 said...

gratitude, the soulmate was busy with his stuff i suppose... i was too sleepy to let him know even.

foongpc, same here same here. haha. yea i feel much better now...

sk, down with cold as well? hope u got well by nw. ;)

Medie007 said...

ACS, aww. thanks. hope urs got well too. ;) i'm better nw alright. definitely wishing a healthier body now that i'm freshly out of a sickness. :)

TZ, explicit mar... :P

fufu said...

i am just recovered from throat infection though... seems everyone is getting sick these days

Little Dove said...

Kesian you. Sorry to hear about you falling ill. Hope you are fully well now. I think you missed describing the site, consistency and margin of the swelling. Kidding! ;p

manglish said...

haizzz so chaam....take care ya...i hate getting sore throat because mine always progress to full blown cough and flu

Jerry said...

Ah, one after another... Bong, u need to masturbate ... Negative negative positive!!! HAHA

Medie007 said...

Fufu, the trend ma. hahaha

Little dove, the picture too small lar, can't fit into the picture lar. :P

manglish, mine tooo! but i sweat it out before it worsen my sore throat. :P

Jerry, negative negative positive? apa law??

Danny said...

poor thing.. get well soon la..