I swear I’m getting sicker and sicker. Now I think I might have the flu or a similar bug.
When I got up yesterday I noticed that the right side of my neck hurt. I thought that maybe I’d just slept in a funny position.
Usually if something like that happens the sore area feels better once you get up and start moving around. Unfortunately the painful area grew and grew. Soon my right shoulder was hurting and I had pain going down my back. After an hour or two the crampy sore muscle pain even went into my right leg and around my right rib cage.
So effectively my whole right side was hurting from the top of my neck to just below my knee.
I was puzzled. I even asked my husband who’s home on holiday if I was sleeping in a weird position or thrashing around. Did I fall out of bed?
On top of all this muscle pain I had a fever. Fevers are pretty common for me but I can usually control them with Tylenol. Yesterday my fever only went down for an hour even though I had 3 extra strength Tylenol spaced out over 12 hours.
So on top of a steadily worsening Crohn’s flare I now seem to be fighting the flu. Or something.
I finally fell asleep on the couch last night at about 2:30 am but I woke up around 4:30 am and I’ve been up ever since. It’s just after 10 am now. I can’t even get a decent sleep anymore. Forget sleeping for eight or even six hours, four in a row would be nice. With this lack of sleep and constant pain it’s no wonder I seem to have picked up a summer bug.