Thursday, August 11, 2011
On the road to recovery
Youngest MM succumbed and woke up Tuesday morning with the dreaded bug, so he who can't survive a day without the x-box, is now into his third day of laying on a mattress on the lounge room floor. He has not made one move towards the computer or the x-box. All he's done is sleep.
Hubby came home last night and fell in a heap on the other lounge, so he's in bed today. I have never known a flu to be so bad or spread so rapidly. I'm going to have to fumigate the whole house and wash mountains of bedding once everyone is healthy again.
This week the walls could have fallen in or the house could of blown away and I wouldn't have been able to do a thing, no energy, zip, nada, nothing. Two good things did come from being sick (always a positive side to everything) that's alright I'll slap myself so you don't feel the need to, because this week was far from being about positive thinking. The truth is I just felt too crap to do anything.
Anyway they were good things - because today is my third day without a cigarette - yes my dirty little habit that I've been talking about giving up for ages (and for which I even have nicotine patches in the cupboard for when I decide I'm ready) is done and dusted. I haven't felt like a cigarette and having got through the first few days well that's the hardest part. Yeah me! Yes mum I know you'll be happy.
My other out of control habit is caffeine, yet this week I've probably had two cups all week. Me who normally has about 10 cups a day. Appetite is totally gone, so I'm working on restoring that and getting rid of the rib busting cough that I have. I could tell you exactly how many muscles there are in my back, sides and ribs because everyone of them screams when I cough.
I'm not a good patient and I hate being sick (not that I think anyone really likes being sick). The thing is usually when I'm sick I can still usually half function and do some stuff around the house. Not this time. Well this post has just about depleted my energy levels, so I think its time for a nap.
Posted by Fiona Biedermann