Saturday, October 8th 2011
Exception-ally Awful.

I’m never sick. EVER. If I have flu or cold like symptoms, I just ignore them and do not even consciously acknowledge them long enough to take anything, to say anything to anyone,  or see a doctor. But that hardly happens anyway.

This – like, right NOW – being the exception.

I’ve been flattened by something in the Nasty Respiratory Category, and I won’t say any more because I love y’all. I mean ‘flattened’ literally.  I was creeping my way down the hall last night, slowly due to the whole WHEN DID MY FEET GET SO HEAVY sensation when I got dizzy and ended up on the floor and had to admit defeat. All day I’d blown off Mike’s attention, offers of help and medication (I don’t DO that, i’d said all self righteously) and was ready to simply deny, deny, deny, because when life screws you over with snot and physical weakness that is an excellent approach that almost always works if you can just keep it up long enough and not end up flat on your back in the hall, wondering if there are any spiders  in the carpet around you.

I thought of medical alert necklaces in a newly appreciative way.

OKAY. MIKE? ARE YOU THERE? FINE. I NEED HELP NOW. I NEED TO BE HELPED UP, AND I’LL TAKE WHATEVER DRUGS YOU WERE PUSHING ON ME EARLIER.

He came and picked me up, and if he was smirking, I didn’t see it.  He gave me an Alka Seltzer equivalent to Nyquil. But NOT Nyquil, as Nyquil makes my arms go completely numb and it knocks me out at almost the same time and then I have to flail frantically so that I can see my arms go flying across my line of vision just so I can be assured that they are still, in fact, THERE, since I can’t feel them, but at the same time I’m panicking about the disappearance of my arms, I’m also falling asleep and that’s a REAL STRESSED OUT, PANICKY way to fall asleep. Mike witnessed this once, and had to pin my arms down long enough for me to stop thrashing and go to sleep. So he knows. No Nyquil for this one.

With Mike’s travel schedule, I have one day to get better, or else I may need a medical alert necklace. I at least need to progress past the flat on the hallway floor phase.

I can do it. I have a time frame. A goal. And I might be sliding against the hallway walls in ways they probably find distasteful and scandalous, but I haven’t fallen lately and I am SO on the mend.

 

 

~hm

6 Comments on “Exception-ally Awful.”

1
Geekwif
October 9th, 2011
7:35 am

Colds/flu/respiratory nastiness sucks. It’s amazing how something so seemingly harmless can knock your feet out from under you. And Nyquil, that’s some nasty stuff that seriously messes with your brain. Good idea staying away from that.

I hope you feel better very soon!
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2
Sara
October 10th, 2011
12:46 am

I hope you’ll feel better soon!

3
Sarah
October 10th, 2011
11:36 am

It is now two days since you’ve posted this. A little concerned that you are lying face down in your hallway, unable to push the help button on your fancy necklace.

Should I send help??
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4
LaLa
October 10th, 2011
1:29 pm

What Sarah said – you okay? Send telepathic alerts if needed.

5
Kelsey
October 10th, 2011
5:13 pm

sorry y’all.

i was barely conscious. i forgot this was hanging around without an update. better. but not great. eh.

6
Jennifer Sullivan
October 10th, 2011
11:01 pm

Glad you are better. Great is right around the corner. : )
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