I have a cold. I'm pretty sure I caught it at a party on Sunday afternoon. It took a couple of days to really hit me, but hit me it has. Then I remembered reading something about how my medication, methotrexate, has some complications when you're sick with something else. So I called the nurse who works with my doctor, and she called back and said, "Go off methotrexate until you are well again." (And she gave other advice about high-powered anti-inflammatories and their poor relationship with over the counter cold medications containing aspirin.)
Okay, I know this was just an answering machine message, but it feels like there must be more subtlety than just stopping and starting, besides which, I take the methotrexate once a week, on Tuesdays, so I already took it, which may be why I now have such a bad cold.
The chair of Trustees saw me at church today and said, "You look like someone who needs to go home now."
So I did.
But I have to go back, or at least I am scheduled to go back.
On the other hand, have you heard it's almost Christmas? I have a few things to do in the next week. It would be very helpful to be well.
I have a little more time before I have to make the decision. Maybe I'll lie down and then see how I feel later.
Yours with tissues,