So, Thursday I started having really bad back and neck pain. Also my hands hurt. I had just had a Chiropractor appointment, so I couldn't figure out why my back and neck hurt so bad.
Then Friday at around 10:30AM I was sitting at work (I'm in the office of Fridays) and my hands really started to hurt. And I was getting chills. I was having a real hart time focusing and I couldn't think clearly. It felt like I had taken a really strong decongestant that was making me loopy, only I hadn't taken anything. Or had I? I couldn't seem to remember clearly.
I decided I needed to pack it in and go home before things got worse. I got out to my car and hit the road. Things just got worse. I was freezing, even though it was ~78° and humid. I was starting to worry that I might pass out so half way home I pulled over to lie back in my seat. I was having trouble catching my breath. I don't know how long I was there, but I didn't actually pass out. The dizziness seemed to lessen after a bit and I thought I could drive again. I barely made it home.
Once inside I started shaking, I was so cold. It was 74° inside the house but I felt like it must be closer to 20°. I pulled on a sweatshirt and a blanket and lie on the couch shaking for a couple of hours.
Somewhere around 2PM I decided that I should eat something. I made my comfort food of choice: Sapporo Ichiban Ramen with tofu and chili sauce to kick up the heat. After eating I was no longer cold, I was hot. Really hot. I sweated through my clothes.
Now you might think that with all this my fever must have been through the roof. Nope. Just 100°.
The rest of the day is a bit of a blur. I vegged on the couch watching but not really seeing the TV.
By Saturday after noon I was feeling fine. Not even any back or neck pain. No chills. Nothing.
When I told Justin what happened to me the first thing he said was "You don't have West Nile, do you?" I hadn't thought about it, and just laughed.
Then I mentioned it to Vicki when she got home and she thought it might have been West Nile.
I looked at the CDC's West Nile website and now I think that is exactly what it was.
Just in case I haven't made it clear: West Nile SUCKS. And mosquitoes suck.
I got the CAPTCHAs working.
I upgraded to Movable Type 4 which broke HMPassphrase. HMPassphrase was the only thing keeping spam comments from being a bother, so until I get something else worked out I have disabled all comments.