Whenever I’m hit with a fever it always lasts for 36 to 48 hours. Yesterday was the worst of it. I had no energy at all. Standing up and walking was a challenge. Picking up the remote and changing a channel was a challenge. I slept the whole day except it wasn’t sleep. You can’t really sink to the bottom of the pond because there’s an alien virus in your system and your muscles are aching so badly. You’re floating on the surface, bobbing in and out.

I’m coming out of it now. You know you’re home free when the damp sweaty stage kicks in. Right now I’d say I have about 1/2 of my normal energy and strength, but that’s a big improvement over yesterday when I had about 1/16th.