Sunday morning, I woke up with a stiff neck. I assumed I slept wrong, although this rarely happens as I have some really comfortable pillows. Monday morning my neck was worse, and the pain spread down to my shoulders and back. I had a terrible time concentrating, and I felt achy all over. Tuesday, I had a terrible headache with the stiff neck, and considered not going to work. I was also having shortness of breath. Wednesday, the shortness of breath turned into a feeling of my lungs burning. I took my temperature, but I didn’t have a fever; it was 97.4 degrees. My headache was gone, but my back and shoulders ached even more, and the pain was all the way down my spine. I felt like I had been beaten with a baseball bat.
I made an appointment with the doctor for Thursday morning, but when I woke up the burning in my lungs was gone, (although I still had shortness of breath) so I canceled it and went to work, because I had to check some changes into our company’s intranet, and I didn’t want to put that off on anyone else.
This morning the pain in my back and whole body is still there. I still have the shortness of breath. I just took my temperature, and it’s 100 degrees. I still can’t concentrate, and all of my lymph nodes are swollen. I give up — I’ll go to the doctor.