Although not as bad as in October (exactly 2 months ago to the day) I fell ill on Sunday evening. I was in Big Bazaar on Sunday afternoon shopping for groceries and stuff and getting maida, atta and other stuff in the powder and spices racks always makes me start to sneeze. There must have been a torn packet or two in the aisles and I was getting dust particles from everywhere. Now, being asthmatic and allergic, I catch on to those quickly.
After I paid for all my stuff then I went to get a quick lunch at Subway and in hind sight maybe I should not have gotten that cold Pepsi. Anyways I came back home and watched some tv shows and in the evening I started sneezing so badly. I drank two cups of strong, black coffee and ate a little snack and then that was it for me. I was conked out, tired and needed to rest. I watched a movie – Don’t Breathe – and slept off.
The next morning I woke up with a slight fever and cold and cough so I rested as much as I could. Did some inhalation and took medicine. I went to work by 6pm, reached there by 7pm and managed to do a 5 hour work stint with a 30 minute break for dinner. I went upstairs, took my bag went to the locker where I keep my phone and checked to see if a colleague, one of my trainees, who was also feeling ill wanted to leave early and wanted a ride home in my Uber. She had already left at 9:30 pm and had sent me texts letting me know that she was at home now and about to sleep. So I wished her a speedy recovery, booked my Uber and came back home. I watch a TBBT and then slept for 7 hours and feel better today.