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Getting old and admitting your a weenie...

April 17, 2017 01:24PM
As I write this my fever is 101.1. It's horrible. BUT... I can type, I can go the bathroom. I can function... just at a much slower pace. OH, and I complain a lot.

Two hours ago, however, I fell asleep and slept through the time for my aspirins... woke up and my fever was 102.8.

When I was a kid I didn't even know I was sick unless my temp topped 103.5 or so.

Through my 20's, 30's, 40', I went to work with a 102.8 temperature. Didn't like it, felt miserable, but kept working.

I'm 68 now. And two hours ago when it hit 102.8 I was, for all intents and purposes, an invalid. I could moan. That's it. I could moan. I didn't know it was possible to get so ill. The aspirins worked well.... when it dropped below 102 I did what we all do... started desiring ice cream. I don't have any.

Tech to the rescue.... I started a 'timer' on my phone, my iPad, my laptop... all set to count down 3 hours. (I cheat and never wait the recommended 4 hours). No way in hell am I missing my next aspirins. I never used to take aspirins... wellllll, as a Kid I did, my Mom made me. Today... get between me and my aspirins when my timer alarm goes off and I'm taking you out. I won't even warn you.

  Getting old and admitting your a weenie...

JamesJM328April 17, 2017 01:24PM

  I dunno...

sstrams122April 17, 2017 01:32PM

  You're right, of course...

JamesJM128April 17, 2017 05:07PM

  What if........

LesBaker141April 17, 2017 06:22PM

  The suppositories thing..

sstrams130April 18, 2017 03:24AM

  it's what we do........

21Dog142April 18, 2017 05:51AM

  I still do it....

JamesJM122April 18, 2017 07:11AM

  Re: Getting old and admitting your a weenie...

73Ram138April 18, 2017 11:42AM

  Been there done that, haven't we all?

JamesJM116April 18, 2017 12:01PM

  Same here at work..

sstrams125April 18, 2017 12:36PM

  Re: Been there done that, haven't we all?

73Ram120April 18, 2017 01:51PM

  is it just me.......how do really old people open things

ferragamo79108April 19, 2017 05:45PM

  A package like those Chinese Puzzle boxes...

JamesJM129April 20, 2017 01:28PM

  We must take the same BP meds...

sstrams97April 20, 2017 02:17PM

  Brother in arms, sst....

JamesJM143April 20, 2017 02:51PM

  I managed to get it open twice..

sstrams150April 20, 2017 04:38PM