How a High Fever and the Flu Made Me Pause My Week

Just one week ago, my husband Richard started feeling under the weather, and little did we know that it would lead to a tumultuous week of fever, flu, and unexpected challenges. In this blog post, I want to share our experience and how we managed to navigate through the storm, one day at a time.

It all began when Richard came down with a nasty flu. It hit him like a ton of bricks on a Thursday. As a caring spouse, I assumed the role of a nurse, tending to his needs while he was bedridden. However, it wasn't long before I succumbed to the virus.

Over-the-counter medication became our best friend as we battled our respective fevers and symptoms. While it provided some relief, it was evident that our energies were drained, and the illness had taken a toll on our bodies.

As someone passionate about fitness, this situation was especially frustrating for me. The flu made it challenging to keep up with my workouts. The high fever weakened my body, and my energy levels were at an all-time low. The Sag-Aftra strike news that had been circulating only aggravated my emotional state, leaving me feeling somewhat helpless in the face of these challenges.

Our two dogs, Amigo and Roxie, became our steadfast companions during our trials. It was as if they sensed our weakness and wouldn't let us out of their sight. Their unwavering loyalty and comforting presence brought us immense solace during this trying time.

We weren't entirely idle and could not continue our usual professional commitments. We decided to use this downtime to work on some projects behind the scenes, making the most of our confinement.

Not being able to record music was a significant setback. The flu had left my voice sounding nasal, and performing for the camera was not the best idea in my current condition. It was a reminder of how our health can impact our ability to pursue our passions.

Three days ago, no matter how I felt, I pushed myself for a 4-mile run. The following day, I picked up the weights and powered through a challenging leg workout this morning. These small steps signify the gradual rebuilding of our physical and emotional well-being.

Taking things one day at a time is important in times of illness and adversity. Our experience with a high fever and the flu reminded us that life can be unpredictable, but we can overcome the hurdles it throws our way with patience and resilience. As we continue to heal and regain our strength, we look forward to the day when we can fully embrace our passions and pursue our goals again. Until then, it's all about taking each day as it comes, rebuilding, and appreciating the little joys that come our way.


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