Stefano had been complaining about not feeling well more or less since Wednesday…and I kept telling him to take his temperature but, no, he didn’t think he had a fever. Men. On Friday morning he woke up feeling simply awful, but he told me that he had to go to work. He didn’t last long. After swinging by our doctor’s office, he was home by lunchtime. By then he had a temperature of 38.2° Celsius (=100.76° Fahrenheit). Eh.
On Saturday morning, it was my turn…not surprisingly, given my itsy bitsy teeny tiny immune system (a feisty little one, though!). Well, to make a long story short, Stefano and I spent the weekend in bed, lovingly nursed by all five cats. Yesterday evening my temperature went up to 39.1° (=102.38° F.). Wowsie. But this morning it is back down to 37.7° (=99.86° F.). And Stefano’s temperature is normal. The worst appears to be over.
I actually feel quite well, even though my body still aches a bit, and my brain is rather foggy …Oh, and I do have an occasional racking/annoying cough that I began treating with an antibiotic on Saturday. My lungs are most certainly my weak point, so I have to be super careful…
But let’s get to the point of this post. You may remember a post I wrote about fevers perhaps causing spontaneous remissions (if not, click here: http://margaret.healthblogs.org/2010/10/05/bring-on-the-fever/). Well, being the incredibly stubborn gal that I am, I decided not to take anything to bring down my fever…unless it went too high, of course. Keep in mind that this was the first time in my entire life that I haven’t taken any Tylenol to bring down a fever…especially a high fever. Seriously. So, yes, it was an experiment. A silly one, perhaps…probably…but boy oh boy, I really got caught up on my sleep! 😉
So how am I going to be able to tell if some of my myeloma cells were overheated to death, annihilated by my high fever? Eh. Good question, to which I don’t have a good answer…
The only thing I can do is have tests done early next week…as soon as possible…
To be really honest, I doubt much will have changed (skeptical, as always)…but I secretly hope to be surprised…
Now that’s living on the edge – when mine went to 39.2 it scared me poopless!
Hey you could start a new extreme sport – Riding the High Fever – it could become all the rage and end up on the news as one of these general interest end of the show things – ‘Most people when they have a high fever take a paracetemol based product however that isn’t the case in our next article…’ ;D
Paula, I adorrrrrre you! You are such a hoot. 🙂
I would really love to meet you in the flesh some day…
Hmmm, except we might die laughing (I can just picture the two of us rolling on the floor in agony), and that would definitely be no fun… 😉
Hope you killed off a slew of MM cells, in addition to whatever bugs were ailing you. Get well soon, Margaret and Stefano!
I hope they all have been overheated!
Wouldn’t it be great to really kill off all those MM cells with a high fever!
Kitties must have loved all the sleeping & bedtime with you! Get well.
Riguardati, mi raccomando 😉 Margaret, sei veramente una grande! riesci in ogni occasione a vedere il lato positivo ed a reagire con ironia. Un esempio per tutti noi 🙂 un abbraccio
I haven’t taken anything (chemical) to reduce my fever (IF I got one at all – very rarely unfortunately) since I started the homeopathic treatment and that’s about three years ago. In my knowledge most homeopathic doctors discourage such an act for it breaks down the natural response Mother Nature gave us. But I agree with Paula – it IS scary, not to mention all the pain when it comes to it (headache, joint- and muscle aches…). And you just have to wait ’till it pases and drink a lot of water, homeopathic remedy …
Get well soon Margaret!!