Sunday afternoon I started to feel it. A slight irritation in the back of my throat, down on the right. It bloomed overnight and by morning my throat ached with each swallow. I loaded up on Vitamin C and Olive Leaf Extract and didn’t begrudge myself a little extra sleep. That afternoon the throat was feeling lots better and I cheerfully thought I was in the clear.
Then, last night a sudden front of foggy congestion rolled in and I was forced to call out the big guns. Liquid Nyquil (store brand, actually). I’ve spent most of the day in this fog. I got up this morning around 9 am, but by 10:30 I was drifting. I fell asleep on the couch and slept for nearly 3 hours. It was that deep sleep that’s like being underwater. Everything is muted and finding the surface that will lead back consciousness is almost impossible.
I actually think my roommate might have come into the apartment while I was unconscious on the couch, but it was impossible for me to wake up enough to determine if I was hallucinating or not. I remember saying to myself, over and over again, “Marisa, wake up. Just enough to get to your bed. You can do it!” Sadly, my inner voice was mistaken, as I was unable to wake up enough to walk down the hallway to my bed. On the couch I stayed.
Hopefully I’ll be a little less foggy tomorrow.