walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

mumps, probably

Weird. Cheek still hurts a lot, but the swelling is going back down some. I feel like crap; totally exhausted. And yesterday afternoon, my neck started hurting, and I had a fierce headache. I can still touch my chin to my chest, so if it is meningitis, it is not severe (and that comes in ranges, like all the rest of this stuff, including asymptomatic! Yes, you can be walking around with mumps and meningitis and NOT KNOW IT! Yikes.). I'm still avoiding the doctor, on the general premise that if they decide it is meningitis, they might want to make sure it is viral and not bacterial and (ew) stick a big ole needle in there. Thank you, no. And no freaking way am I taking antibiotics pre-emptively. If it was ever obvious I had a virus, now would be the time.

Anyway, mostly I'm just trying to keep my head tilted back or at least level, because bending it down hurts. I'm sleeping more and I've given up on the rosetta stone stuff for now. R. came home early because child care cancelled again and I just don't have it in me to cope today.

And of course there's enough of an inversion that the wood smoke is just _sitting_ in the air making us all feel that much worse. Bleah. Easily one of the most obnoxious things about New England.
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