Yes, it’s that time of year again and I’m sick again. It seems no matter how hard I try to stay to myself during the flu season, it always finds a way to get me. This time I was lucky, it was only a severe cold. The bad thing is I was on my way back to Florida from California when it hit me in New Mexico.

So, when I left California I noticed I was feeling more tired than usual. I just thought maybe my three-and-a-half-day trip out from Florida wore me down. When I was going through Arizona I started these long-winded sneezes and I knew, yeap, I’m getting sick. Or I was already sick and here it comes.

I went to bed in Deming New Mexico at the Petro Travel Center and when I woke up, ughhh, I felt like death. To me, one of the worst feelings in the world is when you know you have to work while you are sick on the road. Sure if it is affecting your driving, you do the safe thing and stop. No load is worth risking anyone’s life for. However, I didn’t have a fever so I took some cold medicine and it relieved my symptoms enough I felt alert enough to drive. I’ll tell you though, it is still a miserable ride when you have any type of issues with your body or your health.

Although a normal day for me is 650 – 680 miles a day, I could only squeeze 495 out of my sniffling achy body that day. I swear there are not many things that are as miserable as bouncing down the road in a truck when you feel like you are dying. I fought through the next couple of days resting when I could and made my delivery.

I made it home to Florida and had a chance to recuperate. Feeling better than I did, I know that. Tomorrow I go back to my truck and head back to California. I sure hope this trip goes better than the last one did.

“If you have it, a truck brought it”