I seem to have had little luck missing the latest virus this past season and this winter left its final gift with me only hours after my last post. So I am behind on my blog posts, my blog visits and I fear the paint brush is still a few days away. I’ll get to everyone!
My husband came home ill a couple of weeks ago with what seemed like the aftermath of a less than pleasant meeting with a fast food sandwich and ended up not getting out of bed for a week. In fact, he has just returned to himself in the last few days. And like the gift that keeps on giving….
I thought I was about to pass out of the ‘danger zone’ – but – one day short of what should have put me in the clear, put me instead, in bed. For 8 straight days. It seems I was introduced to Influenza A. Not a friendly character. One that deprived me of sleep for 4 days before dropping me into an 18 hour coma and dragging me through what felt like a meat grinder and leaving several organs hanging on for dear life, lest I might cough just a little harder….
Today, for the first time, I actually can sit up for longer than 15 minutes at a time. I can eat. I can breathe in without coughing and my throat is now only sore in spots. Did I mention I can eat?!?
For a while, I was convinced I was moving to the next life and when it was clear I was not – I wished that I was….
Next year, I am getting the flu shot.