Ugh :-(


My sore throat and cough has developed into a cold, fever, aches and pains, and even upset stomach. I am “bummed” as they say in America. It has been a day where ordinarily I would have been at home in bed upon feeling like this, but I’ve forced myself out to all the talks. I didn’t come all this way just to miss them all.

I am particularly concerned about giving my own talk tomorrow and I can only hope the fever will have passed.

I have been taking some pretty powerful sudafed stuff which helps with the cold and cough symptoms. But I fear it may be responsible for the dodgy stomach, so I’m back to plain paracetamol. I’ve managed to eat though so it can’t be that bad.

Other than that, what a relief it is to have my own room at last. I didn’t really realise how much I’d missed that.

Last night when we arrived I got talking with some people over dinner about work. The nice thing about being at a small, specialised meeting is that you don’t have to work too hard to understand each other. Today I have barely spoken to anyone since I am feeling so rotten. Talking to people was one of my main objectives in coming here so I am pretty gutted about it.


4 responses »

  1. You can do this in your sleep Sarah. And in many ways, as nuts as it sounds, perhaps your lingering fever will make it so yo are less nervous. I think you need an early bedtime and lots of medicine. I love you and rest well.

    Rooting for you to do well~!

  2. You’re right – I didn’t have the energy to get worked up with nerves. Fortunately the fever was gone today and the talk was fine. Thanks for your support.

  3. Yes, it’s great to relax. I’m still too sick to go on the field trip today so I’m happily spending the day around the conference centre.

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