I’m so cold!

@Fleura (7194)
United Kingdom
October 13, 2015 5:38am CST
Yesterday afternoon, as I was leaving the parents’ evening, I started feeling a bit strange, in a rather non-specific kind of way. We got home and I prepared dinner for myself and the girls (my partner is away with work) but I didn’t feel like eating too much. By the time the girls were asleep I was feeling quite nauseous so I went to bed early. In the wee small hours I woke up again and found I had some sort of stomach bug. Once the worst was over though I did feel better, and managed to get a couple of hours’ more sleep before morning. I took the girls to their various places and did a couple of other errands and now I’m home again trying to get some work done – the assignment I should have done yesterday. I’m feeling ridiculously cold though, I’m wearing 5 layers already and still feeling very chilled. I don’t know what’s causing this, I don’t think it’s anything I ate as I had the same breakfast as the girls (who are fine) and I started feeling odd before dinner so it isn’t that. I just hope it isn’t catching so I’m hoping I don’t get a call from school or nursery saying one of them is sick too! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2015.
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@KnehKnah (3491)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
Oh, it's not good especially with little ones around! I also get sick for no apparent reason. Had a good & restful sleep, ate well, had a happy day, yet woke up feeling unusually ill. Went to the Doc. He smiled & said my body is just warning me that I had too much of everything the past days & just need to slow down. I found him weird but I did as he said. True enough, after another day of "slowing down" (on activities & food intake), I felt a lot better.
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct 15
That does seem unexpected, but glad his advice was effective!
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@KnehKnah (3491)
• Philippines
14 Oct 15
@Fleura Surprisingly, it was! And I was so thankful to him!
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@DianneN (81890)
• United States
14 Oct 15
Hi Fleur! It's me. I hope you are feeling better by now. Being sick is awful!
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct 15
Hello! I am feeling much better today, thanks!
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@DianneN (81890)
• United States
14 Oct 15
@Fleura Glad to hear it!
@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
13 Oct 15
Whatever you've got I hope it doesn't spread to the children. Good luck.
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct 15
Me too! I can't think where I got this from but I'm hoping I don't pass it on.
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@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
13 Oct 15
hot baths or showeres normally work good it might be a stomach virus or a 24 hour bug going around hope you feel better
@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct 15
Apparently some of the children at Big One's school have had a stomach bug, but she hasn't and I hope she doesn't get it. I did have a hot bath and an early night and I feel much better today, thanks!
• United States
13 Oct 15
Hope you aren't getting the flu
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct 15
I did have that nasty feverish hot-and-cold feeling but I feel much better today, thanks.
@Teep11 (7120)
• United States
13 Oct 15
I hope you feel better but if it doesn't improve than perhaps you should see a doctor. I hope your girls don't become ill.
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct 15
Much better today thanks, and so far the girls are fine, let's hope for the best!
@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
13 Oct 15
I prescribe a long hot bath.
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
13 Oct 15
Good idea. I virtually never have a bath but perhaps today I'll go for a bath with some light reading.
@LadyDuck (170336)
• Switzerland
13 Oct 15
Are you sure you are not getting a cold or a flu? Or may be it's only a bit of stress.
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
13 Oct 15
I do feel rather more fluey today. Hope it passes soon.
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Oct 15
I always get sick every year just after school starts. Somehow, the kids never get too sick, sometimes a sniffle or two, but I come down with raging flu. And every year it takes me by surprise. I hope you recover quickly, being sick is no fun, especially when you have a lot of things to do.
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct 15
They have been back at school for a month so I hoped I had escaped that phenomenon!
@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
13 Oct 15
Hope you are better feeling soon. It is incredibly cold here too. Brrr
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