Wednesday, March 26, 2014

That which does not...

...kill us, makes us sure feel half way there.  : (

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.
Next year, I will most definitely be getting me a flu shot as I don't even wanna know what this has all done to my already struggling kidneys and immune system.  Gonna find out soon enough though, when the monthly blood and urine work up happens soon-ish.

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, 

; J


Jude said...

You poor girl, you need a break dammit! I hope this nasty bug is on its way out for you, and thank God for your dear hubby taking care of you.

My hubby said the same thing a couple of weeks ago, "time for me to start getting an annual flu shot". I guess it isn't for everybody but a lot of us fair better with one than without.

Feel better soon Miss J., big ol' Canadian hugs to you! xoxox

Rocky said...

Sorry to hear how bad it's been for you. Good that you're on the mend, however. Keep getting well. Give my best to Pascal. (((Hugs)))

Fullmoondolphin said...

Sorry to hear you're so ill - those flu bugs get nastier every year. I'm glad it's starting to let up a bit though, and hopefully in a few days it will be a distant memory. As for the flu shot - I know some people who swear by it, but for me, I end up being sicker than a dog all year long when I get one. The odd times I haven't gotten the flu shot, I didn't catch as many bugs. I decided to opt out again this season, and I've managed to avoid all the worst of the flus - even with all the staff coming in with them. So for me, I will not go near a flu shot again, but for those who find they work, I'm all for them. If you try it next year, I hope you find it helpful. Now kick that bug out and get to feeling better, doll - Dr. Pam's orders! ;)

Juanita Grande said...

Thanks so much, Lovelies... :)

It is now the day after I wrote this last blog post and I just finished breaky in bed, courtesy of dear P. Never had breakfast in bed before and I rather likey. ;)

Gonna let that prednisone kick in FULLY before I do any messing with those stairs for any reason as damn every freaky/collapsey moment thus far has always been in the mornings, before meds.

Aaaanywho, on with the day.

Hope you all have a sweet one too and thanks again so much for the support.

: J