Have you ever been so sick that you wished you could die but actually were afraid you might? Well, I have been stricken with the worst flu/cold in about 5 years and when I look in the mirror, I see death personified! I hurt all over - my head, my back, my shoulders, my chest - and I feel like a feeble centenarian when I hobble to the bathroom. And when I cough, it feels like fire and razor blades are vying for postion in my chest.
After getting up early this morning and finding that the 102F temperature had finally abated to the mid-99s, I crawled back into bed for a bit more sleep. It was so early, even the birds weren't up yet. Feeling more aware of my surroundings than I have been for the past two plus days, I noticed the silence. Suddenly, there was the faint sound of something - something - sounding like a creaking. Remaining still, I listened carefully. And then I realized what it was - my sinuses were creaking!
The way I'm feeling today, I think I'm going to be out of commission for another week. And yes, I did get my flu shots - the regular one and the swine one! I can't imagine how sick I'd be if I hadn't. And for a bit of humour amongst all this torment...
- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.