March 18, 2009
Almost three weeks
This photo was taken almost three weeks ago. THREE WEEKS AGO. The reason that's significant is because the photo represents the last time I was completely healthy and free of cold germs.
I haven't been this sick in a long time. I'm beginning to think I end up catching several viruses at once. I seem to have all the symptoms that everyone else on the planet has been having, plus a few extra symptoms of my own. The deadly, hacking incessant cough has been the worst of it.
I'm finally beginning to feel a bit better; I think I hit some kind of turning point. I'm starting to get some sleep -- just a few hours at a time, but that's a huge improvement. The cough is weakening, losing its grip. I think I've managed to avoid pneumonia.
It's possible that at some point in the near future I will once again become the kind of human being who puts on real clothes, who combs her hair, who speaks in whole sentences, and who writes something other than how miserable she feels.
Posted by jo(e)