March 20, 2009

Interrupting this nap for a photo

Sill

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.

9 comments:

jill said...

Oh, I know that feeling - I always seem more or less fine when I'm ill and then sound terrible when I'm getting better. Which means I get all the sympathy when I don't need it.

Gald you're feeling better.

Linda said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better!!!!

Rana said...

Good to hear you're on the mend. Just in time for spring! :)


OK, I love the verification "word": whabacar.

Hee.

Songbird said...

And just in time to see me!!!

dp said...

Glad your feeling better, I am in the middle of it right now, but not as sick as what you were. Question about your candles... do you ever have any "disasters" with your cats and your open flamed candles. We had to give up open flamed candles....curious kitties... flames.... not pretty...nothing too serious, but somewhat smelly (burning cat fur, ewwww) Donna

Cloudscome said...

I am glad to hear you are feeling better. That photo is very healing and beautiful.

AmpersandToo said...

so glad for you that you are able to sleep ... and snap a photo. :)

zelda1 said...

It takes forever for those infectious colds to leave. It seems as though they go from sinus to bronchus to lungs and before it ends, they go backwards causing all the discharges that they produced the first time. Glad you are healing and take it slow. Stay warm. If your temperature lowers, you will leave the door open for that silly virus to come right back in.

Lomagirl said...

And it's so annoying to have this on your sabbatical! I was ill over Christmas break and got nothing done. But I hope you will now make up for this brief (ish) interlude with surplus writing energy that expends fluently.