Saturday, March 14, 2009

dreams so real

You may be an undigested bit of Frisco Melt, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of Chili Mac...
- Ebeneezer Goosens, 2009



Last night, after leaving work at 11 PM, I picked up some good eats from Steak n Shake on the way home. Once I arrived back at the domicile, the wife and I chowed down, then spent a couple of hours unwinding, mostly with a TiVo'd Wife Swap that aired earlier that evening. We finally went to bed around 1:30 or 2 AM.

That night, I could swear that I started feeling sick. Not "I ate something too late and it's not agreeing with me" sick at my stomach, more like "damn, I must have caught a cold at work tonight" sick. I remember kinda sorta waking up a few times with my throat hurting. I felt feverish at one point, and I was thinking stuff like "it's gonna suck to be so sick during the BVLL Rookie Draft tomorrow" and "wonder if I'll be well enough to go to work on Sunday?" (I had today - Saturday - off.)

I finally woke up for good today around 9:30 AM and... felt completely fine. And have felt fine all day up to and including right now.

I'm really puzzled by this. Once my throat starts hurting, it doesn't un-hurt in midstream - I always get the full-blown cold. So was I actually feeling sick last night, or did I dream the whole thing?

2 comments:

Flasshe said...

I've had that sort of thing happen a few times. I think it had to do with my acid reflux. It usually happens on nights when I ate a big meal too close to bedtime. But my body reacts with a fever and/or sore throat when it thinks any ol' thing is wrong...

Miles said...

Rog: I still haven't figured it out. Mandy says I should quit thinking about it, but it just puzzles me, y'know? It definitely wasn't reflux, but it definitely was a bigger late night meal than usual. It probably was 50% actual gastrointestinal disturbance, 50% real disturbance getting mixed up with my dreams.