I came down with some virus or something last weekend. Felt really good and then bang I was floored. Fever, aches, pains, nausea - the whole lot. I have spent the last week pretty much inside my bedroom aside from getting up to go to the bathroom. What a waste of one of my precious weeks in Western Australia.
I think I've almost kicked the virus into touch. It keeps trying to rear its head and get back in but I'm knocking it back so far. Today will be the first day I am venturing out in a week. It's a case of need really as the cupboards are bare and my housemate here has gone away for a few days so I'm going to have to walk the mile or so to the shops for supplies.
I'm feeling very weak and still a bit wobbly on my feet but at least I'm not feeling the sickly ill that I have been all week and am even starting to feel a bit hungry now. That's not surprising as I have had hardly anything to eat this week. Of course all of this and the paracetamol have totally thrown my INR into chaos and yesterday it was up to 7. Thank goodness for my self-test kit as I am able to keep a close eye on it now.
I'm determined to continue to make the most of my last 6 weeks in Australia but this has been a bit of a reminder not to overdo things when I'm feeling good. I do it every time and should have learnt by now but as soon as I have a couple of good months on the health front I go into a 'thank goodness I'm cured mode' and then start doing all the stuff that puts my immune system under stress like working long days and taking on too much. Need to get it into my head that when I'm feeling great I still have APS and I need to consider that at all times not only when I'm not well.