I’m coming down with the flu. A lotta folks on the job have been outta the office with the flu or bad colds the past number of weeks. I’ve been fortunate up to this point not to have any symptoms. However, now my ears are ringing, my throat is scratchy, my body aches like a crazy and I’m having chills. I’ve got the heat in my crib on like 85 degrees and I’m sweating something awful. But my body feels like I’m outside in the snow cuz I’m up in here shivering. This is terrible cuz I hate being sick. I can’t sleep comfortably or even lay in the bed without aching. I’ve been drinking herbal tea & OJ since yesterday mornin’ tryna fight this crud. Although I take an assortment of vitamins daily, I really have OD’d on Vitamin C the past 48 hrs. Last night I drank almost half a bottle of Nyquil in an effort to get to sleep. Popped a Percocet and 2 Tylenol, followed by 2 Benadryl tablets. Yeah, I really did take all of that stuff. I think I was able to get to sleep around 1 o’clock or so. Obviously my remedy didn’t work too well cuz I’ve been wide awake since 6:30 this morning. Every couple of minutes or so I get this shrill piercing noise in my ears. Oh my God, this hurts like hell!!!! The only thing I’ve been able to eat the past 24 hours is a can of chicken soup. I have no appetite whatsoever, but I guess I need to try and eat something else. I’mma get back in this bed and try to go to sleep again. I dunno it I’mma be able to, but I sure as hell am gonna try.