March 20, 2009
Interrupting this nap for a photo
I’m finally beginning to feel human again. I’m still coughing, but it’s not the deep, hacking cough that I had earlier this week. The aches are gone: I’m no longer noticing my ribs when I breathe. The headache is gone, the fever is gone, and mostly I’m better.
Today I actually felt well enough to get dressed and go to the grocery store. Every time I’d cough – every single time – someone would turn to me, sometimes even from half an aisle away, and say, “THAT doesn’t sound good.”
I kept trying to explain to people that no, this isn’t the bad cough. The bad cough is gone. The virus is gone. This cough is just a harmless remnant from being sick. But people still kept backing away from me as if I'd just announced I have TB.
The best thing is that I am finally able to sleep again. I’m catching up, in fact, on a few weeks worth of missed sleep. When I woke up from a nap yesterday afternoon, my bedroom was filled with afternoon sunlight. I took a photo of the candles on the windowsill. And then went back to sleep.
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