Worst is over

The worst of my sickness appears to be over.

The recovery may be what kills me. At the moment, I have cramps in my shoulders like I’ve been backpacking in the Himalayas with too much stuff. The cramps in my gut are less intense than during the vomiting episode (from noon until 7:30pm, thank you for asking) yesterday. And the headache is, at least, catholic in the sense that it is universal, hippocampus to cerebellum, medulla to cerebrum, and every gland and nerve fiber in between.

My day has consisted of half-hour bursts of energy, followed by 45 minutes to an hour and a half of lying prone, before my body got antsy and hot under the covers and had to get up and do stuff.

So, foolishly, I dragged myself to dinner. “Look,” I said. “I’m not dead.” Great, was the response. Drive these kids to temple. Ooops, I think, a couple of hours later, that wasn’t a half-hour.

So tomorrow, guess what my duty is? That’s right, I’m one of the chaperones for our weekend trip skiing. A day in the lodge slaving away over a laptop, writing comments and shivering. Woohoo.

6 comments

  1. Thanks for your concern, dearheart. In fact, I’m haning out at Wachusett Mountain, in the ski lodge away from all the windows and doors, where I stay warm and apparently have internet service. It’s nice.

    The bug seems to have ceased affecting me, at least for the moment. My sides ache, and coughing or breathing deeply or laughing hurts a little, but I’m doing much, much better than I was.

    I promise to go to sleep early before I take on a full day of stuff tomorrow and all week.

    Love you you and the boiz,
    -a WM

  2. That’s ridiculous honey! Please tell me that you’re going to tell them at the school that you’ve just been through a major illness and that your body needs rest!

    I so hope that you are feeling better. This bug has morphed from a one day deal of a few hours into multiple days of massive vomiting for some. Please be careful and rest up, okay?

    Love to you and Lady L.,
    -t.

  3. That’s ridiculous honey! Please tell me that you’re going to tell them at the school that you’ve just been through a major illness and that your body needs rest!

    I so hope that you are feeling better. This bug has morphed from a one day deal of a few hours into multiple days of massive vomiting for some. Please be careful and rest up, okay?

    Love to you and Lady L.,
    -t.

    • Thanks for your concern, dearheart. In fact, I’m haning out at Wachusett Mountain, in the ski lodge away from all the windows and doors, where I stay warm and apparently have internet service. It’s nice.

      The bug seems to have ceased affecting me, at least for the moment. My sides ache, and coughing or breathing deeply or laughing hurts a little, but I’m doing much, much better than I was.

      I promise to go to sleep early before I take on a full day of stuff tomorrow and all week.

      Love you you and the boiz,
      -a WM

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