Hello again, Readers,
Writing today from my bed on this, day eight of riding one incredibly hellish wave of influenza.
Yyyyyup, I managed to come down with the mofo flu and it has been one very challenging and horrible week+ of manic coughing, nausea, vomiting, fevers, near-faintings, full on whimpers and some unbelievable weakness the likes of which I have never endured.
We're talking granny shuffling of only a meter or two and then comes the major aching in the ole thighs, the gasping for breath and the having to sit/lie down to do the next couple meters.
I won't even touch on the stairs situation and how bad that got at one point.
I've lost a staggering 4 kilos in these mean eight days and man alive, I am ready for this thing to HIT THE ROAD ALREADY.
Only yesterday did the intense eyeball pain cease but this cough, NELLY and her whole FAMILY--it's still going mega-strong. At least it has been kind enough to let me sleep through the nights.
And yes, I've been in contact with my doc and even had to have a house call from another one and am on penicillin just to ensure this thing doesn't get more outta control than it already is.
And poor P had the flu too. Thankfully, his came before mine and is wrapping up now, allowing him to fully man the kitchen. He has been nourishing me closer to health for some days already, bless his sweet heart.
So boom, there it is. And plop, here I am, in all my noodley, shrivelled lack of glory.
All that said though, I'm rather impressed that this hasn't landed my butt back in the hospital. I couldn't imagine having to go through all this alone and in that dreaded place and yay body, for carrying me through this without completely shutting down.
Now, as I hear P down in the kitchen again preparing some luncheon delights, I shall gather my gumption to bum my way down the stairs again, (which are ohhhh so stylish without any hand rails), to enjoy it with him proper and upright and at the table.
It's wonderful to be enjoying food again!
Be well out there, ya'll and for cryin' out loud, if you're older, fragile or suffering from any chronic illness like me, please DO get your flu shots as I wouldn't wish this hell on anybody.
+++vibes and continued periodic waaahhh's,