Well, what I thought was a 12-hour viral infection is going on its third day now. I will cycle through feeling not too bad and then almost all of a sudden, I have no energy, am dizzy and feel like I am going to collapse. I have all the symptoms of a flu, but I really don't want to go into the doctor so that I can pay him to tell me what I already know and that there is nothing to treat it. I realize that I just have to let it run its course. Yesterday I went home from work a couple of hours early because I was really starting to feel sick. I went right to bed and slept for about 3 hours. When Sherrie arrived at home she wanted to go to Walmart. We did need to pick up some things at the store so I went with her. Walking around the store for a few minutes just about did me in. I didn't know if I was going to make it back out to the car. When we got back home, I laid on the couch for a couple of hours watching So You Think You Can Dance waiting for the Ibuprofen to kick in. About 10:00pm I was feeling much better. I had energy and was sweating rather than freezing. I went to bed and slept the whole night. I awoke feeling better. But after sitting at work for about 3 hours, I am really starting to feel sick again. I must have the fever back, because I am feeling chilled and it is almost 80 degrees in my office (the air conditioning in my hallway doesn't work so we swelter all summer long). I can feel that my body is telling me to go to bed and sleep. I guess I will see if I can make it to lunch time. I probably should have just stayed home today, but I always feel guilty when I stay home sick. I would rather at least try to go into work (and infect everyone else in the process) than call in sick. Well, I hope that it isn't the swine flu and I hope that I am feeling better tomorrow.
I am the father of 4 great children and two incredible daughters-in-law. I have been married to the same amazingwoman for over 26 years. I enjoy life especially when I am outdoors. I am employed as the Environmental Manager for a mining company.
I think that the Disney character that I'm most like would have to be
Aladdin. I'm not sure if this is because it was my favorite Disney movie as
a child ...
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Elder Jared Gibby
Jared preparing to leave on his mission to Birmingham, Alabama
My sister Kimberly is 10 years my junior. She is among the most adventuresome and accomplished of my siblings. She is married to Sione Fifita and they have one son Viliami who just turned two. She has been a professor of English in Hawaii and currently works for a scrapbooking supply company (Stampin Up). She has actually changed jobs more often than I have! She is writing a novel (has been for years) which I am eagerly anticipating. She has always been a great sister and in some sense is the glue that keeps all six of us bonded together. It has been nice to have her family back on the mainland and to live closer to them.