Friday, June 11, 2010

Cold/Flu

For the 5 days I have been dealing with one of the worst cases of cold or flu I've had in a long long time.   It started with a sore throat Monday morning and continued to escalate with the usual symptoms (runny nose, cough, headache, fever, body aches) till late last night.  Finally on the down swing of things I believe.  I'm hoping that after I recover from this I will feel well for the next little bit.

It's been about 2.5 years since I learned that I had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.  I knew then it wasn't just my imagination that illnesses that were usually no big deal for average healthy people, were way worse for me.  I had known for a long time that unlike some people I could not afford to use "sick" days as personal or fun days, that I needed to save them up because I would always need them because I would always get sick.

Does having this knowledge make spending the week in bed any easier?  No, not really.  But it does give me a little bit of comfort to know that I'm not a wimp, or that I'm not exaggerating when I can't get out of bed because of the common cold.  I just have to take these things as they come, and enjoy my healthy times.

After this past week I am really looking forward to some healthy times.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, just clicked on your blog for the first time since I came home from Miseri...colors jumped right out at me...like them. Hope you are feeling a little better...hugs mom
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Renee said...

HOpe and pray you have a better week with more time on your feet...and less in bed!

Anonymous said...

Hi, just clicked on your blog for the first time since I came home from Miseri...colors jumped right out at me...like them. Hope you are feeling a little better...hugs mom
tried 3 times to comment with my Google info and it won't take it...says my password is incorrect ???