after complaining about parents drugging up their children on panadol and sending them into kinder i took some ibuprofin friday nite (although mostly for cramps i knew it would take away the achy flu-y feeling starting to come on) and went out with friends. although it was a semi-early nite and only a couple drinks i think it made the whole illness worse. i woke up in the middle of the nite with gastro. when i tried to get out of bed saturday morning my muscles ached sooooo much i could barely walk to the bathroom. i spent my entire weekend moving between sleeping on the couch in front of the tv and in bed. i tried not to take too much cold medication because i figured i'd probably get better faster if i let the fever kill it off. the congestion and aches were too much for me though. i took today off work. tomorrow i'll go in and hopefully make it thru the day (its pretty much just tiredness and grogginess from the cold meds that are my main issues now) then my r.d.o. is on wednesday so i can sleep thru wednesday if i'm still feeling horrible.
i never used to get sick like this (and when i was sick it was only usually a day that i was out of commission)