so the migraine ended overnight saturday into sunday. i felt ok yesterday until about 17:00, and then i felt generally achy and kinda run down, but didn't think anything about it until around 21:00 when my body temp started fluttering all over the map.
i'd be hotter than hell, so i'd take off one shirt (leaving just a t-shirt; i always wear t-shirts under whatever else i'm wearing) and then i'd flash into freezing, so i'd put my top shirt back on and flash instantly back to overheated.
lather, rinse, repeat.
i slept like shit, and when my alarm went off it scared the hell out of me, more so than the usual daily oh-shit feeling i get. i was clammy and even more achy than last night, and i was hotter than hell but damn i was freezing and i thought how soothing a warm shower would be.
i got in the shower about 07:10. i have one of those pole-mounted shower caddies, sits in the corner of my tub/shower and has several shelves to hold shampoo bottle and my bar of soap. about 20 seconds into the shower i noticed i was maintaining a death grip on the caddy, and if i relaxed the death grip i was in serious danger of dropping straight to the tub floor like i did years ago when i had my wisdom teeth out and was still drugged up the next morning but decided a shower would be a good thing.
so my shower consisted of me clinging to a pole at the south end of the tub while the shower sprayed the north end of the tub. i finally got the strength to rush north and realign the spray further to the south so i could continue using the shower caddy as a crutch while i washed.
when i got out of the shower, i had to lean against the wall to dry off, and then i had to sit on the toilet to dry my hair. no way i was going to shave, since my hands were shaking already. today's a scruffy day.
i got dressed using the bed as a combination valet/support system and wandered slowly out to my car. it froze overnight, and i have no ice scraper, so i climbed into the car and started it, and let it sit idling for 10 minutes to heat up the interiour and melt the ice so i could see where i was going.
then i was at my desk at work. i don't remember making the drive to work, only getting to my desk and punching in and lighting up my computer and checking my email, and actually replying to some email messages usefully, and then i had to leave. it felt like only a few minutes, but it was 09:30 when i left.
mercifully i do remember driving home, mainly because i had to stop at the store for some meds.
i curled up on my sofa and immediately got a case of chills, so i fired up the heat (blower's right next to the couch) and instantly i was hotter than hell. had some chicken noodle soup which had absolutely no flavour and then dozed a couple hours, alternating between frozen and hotter than hell, and now that i feel like i'm awake for the rest of the evening, my muscles are crying out in that general achy feeling that happens at the start of a bout of flu.