Friday, February 17, 2012


Yesterday morning I was fine. I went to a clearance sale with my sister at Fabulous Furs, which sells all faux fur items. I bought three scarves, only $5.00 each. Then I had lunch with my sister and one of my nieces, who got out of school early for an orthodontist appointment.

After I got home I was chilled. I couldn't get my hands warm. I lit the fire and sat by the fireplace. Then I started shaking. I was so cold that I got into bed with all my clothes on and pulled two quilts over me. After I warmed up I started sweating. My face was red and hot. I took my temperature and found out I had a fever of 102. I took ibuprofen and went to bed early. When I woke up this morning my fever was down to 100.3. But a few hours later it was back up, to 103. I had a sore throat and all my joints hurt.

I have had this happen before. I went to the doctor then, and they gave me a massive dose of antibiotics by injection in my hip. I am going to the doctor this afternoon, and they will probably do the same thing again.

What is causing me to spike these fevers? I suspect it might have something to do with Sjogren's Syndrome. It always begins with being chilled. One more reason, I think, to move to Hawaii!


Jenn Jilks said...

Poor woman! You take care.
We're a bit cold and damp here. Sort of frozen snowy hail today.
That's OK. Soon it will be spring. I've been redecorating.
I have a head cold. Not happy, either.
Take care!

judy in ky said...

Thanks Jenn. It seems that February is a gloomy month; good thing it's the shortest.

Kathrin said...

Judy, I wish you, that you get over this quickly!

rachel said...

That sounds extremely unpleasant. Yes, Hawaii is clearly the best place for you (but what about your little feral cats companions????)

judy in ky said...

Rachel, I worry about them. But I think my next door neighbor would take over and put the shelters behind her house. She and her daughter are both cat lovers, too.