Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sick Sucks

I have been sick for a week and a half. It started after church on the Second Sunday after Epiphany (Jan. 20). I just couldn't keep warm so I wore my coat through the soup lunch that our Evangelical Lutheran Women served and through the annual congregational meeting that followed. After the meeting I went home and fell asleep on the couch under a blanket. I woke a couple of hours later and went up to bed. That evening I had a fever of 103 ("hot blooded, check it and see").

That week our local ministerial was having services for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and I was scheduled to preach on the Tuesday (Jan. 22). I dragged myself out of bed to preach there and then got back in bed for the rest of the week. I started feeling better by the weekend but didn't have time to write a sermon so I downloaded one from textweek.com that I thought was pretty good. I wasn't as impressed on Sunday when I read it from the pulpit. Sunday morning I was having sweats again so I didn't shake hands with anyone and asked someone else to distribute Holy Communion in my place.

This week I'm a bit better but somehow not 100%. I don't know what I had or have. It's not really a cold, not really flu either. It was a fever that came and went, I'd alternate between chills and sweats, I'd have a headachy, light-headed feeling at times that I'd take Tylenol for. This week I wake up feeling fine but as the day progresses I feel more and more crappy.

Now I'm trying to catch up on things I didn't do last week. I started a 7 week Bible Study series on Monday night. I have a council meeting tonight. I have a funeral tomorrow. I'm driving 3 kids to the Seminary Youth Day two hours away on Saturday. And next week Lent starts which isn't really a reduced workload. I hope I get some of my energy back by then.

2 comments:

Detail Boi said...

I feel your pain. I have been on and off sick since last Friday. Also not full blown sick, but as the day progresses, I feel worse and worse. Hopefully it's gone by the end of this week!

JilliMan said...

I did as Kevin (I'm sorry, but I don't know how to put that line under his name. If anyone wants to help me, I'd be most appreciative.) suggested and it happened that the closest book was my Junior English-Korean Dictionary. I cannot follow the fifth part of the instructions, 'cuz I don't know how to tag; and since I'm so wet behind the ears here, I don't even know five people to tag if I knew how to tag. But in any case, here it is:

He lives in the suburbs of Mexico City.

그는 멕시코시의 교외에서 살고 있다

He has a right to claim a share.