Thursday, August 11, 2011

On the road to recovery

Today is the first time I've been out of bed, or off the lounge, since Monday lunch time. So basically I have spent the last two and a half days in my pyjamas and sleeping. I don't think I've ever been so sick in my life or felt so disgusting.

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.

Cheers, Fi


  1. that's the flu for you. you should perk up by tomorrow, but the soreness felt for the last few days will stay a little while longer.

    pity is has spread to the rest of the family...

    congrats on the smoke. my last flu didn't do it for me. still smoking. it was pathetic, coughing my head off and still lighting one up.

    but coffee??? i need it!! no matter what.... as for food, just eat bland simple food, just to get the stomach enzymes going and find your strenght back. it's not like you can taste it yet anyway.

    get well soon!!!

  2. Yes -- smoke free and on the mend!

    Hope you're up and about, without the cough, soon.


  3. Glad you're getting better, though it is typical of a woman's lot that you're well just in time to mind the others (and I'm a man saying that).

    Good about the cigarettes, too. Buy Allan Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking, then keep it until you feel you're absolutely ready and read it. That's how I gave them up (from 40 a day).


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