I was getting a tingle in my throat the last few days that I wrote off as a cold or some throat irritation from trying to resurrect a campfire from small burning embers. However last night, I woke up choking because my throat was swollen and irritated! Ack. I spent the rest of the night sitting bolt upright trying to sleep because any other position was making it hard to breathe and swallow.
Today, I went to the doctor (very slowly by bicycle, of course) and he told me that I had the flu, that it was going around, and I just had to suck it up for the next week. Ugh. This is the second time, I've been sick in the last month, something that never happens. I'm usually pretty resilient, which I like to think comes from all the cycling, but I think the stress of other commitments is really taking its toll.
At least for now, I'm able to sit and type but my mind wanders and I want to sleep mostly. What a bummer.