>Sick upon sick

>For the past three days I have been sick with an intestinal virus. I promise not to go into details, but I will say it’s been a long time since I actually had a fever. I spent a day in that in and out half awake half dream state that happens when I do have one. I think I may have had some deep spiritual revelations, but I’m not sure. I guess if I did they’re stored in my subconscious somewhere. One conscious revelation I’ve had is that after months of feeling sick from treatment, the old “things could be worse” platitude suddenly applies. As I’m starting to feel better, I feel good. I can actually get out of bed, I can eat (a little) I cleaned my room a little. The trick now is to not get all manic and try to catch up on an entire weeks worth of “stuff left undone”. Goodness knows I’ve learned what can and can’t be put off, done in small bits or (heaven forbid) delegated to someone else.
I also realized how truly important it is to take care of ourselves while on treatment. Our bodies are working so hard to fight off this virus that when another one hits it hits hard. I don’t know if there’s anything I could’ve done to prevent it; plenty of people around here have the same bug. But I do know one thing, I’m going to be much more compliant about taking my vitamins and eating fresh fruits and veggies…and drinking all that tons of water every day!
Here’s to your Health as I raise my glass of water in salute to all who are battling this crappy disease!

© 2010 Jennifer Hazard


About nanakoosa

Me...I am a trained Advocate and Counselor with 20 years experience working with Youth and Families. My most recent employment brought me to the field of Domestic and Sexual Violence Counseling and support. I myself am a Survivor of violence and have been on both side of the service desk, which provides for a unique, often conflicting, theoretical orientation. I am a regular blogger, journal keeper and story teller. My current focus is to give voice to the experiences of survivors, to shine some light in the dark corners of family life where all the spiders and creepy things hide. I also enjoy writing about my unconventional childhood in the tumultuous 60's and am dabbling in memoir writing. I have three wonderful children, two fabulous granddaughters and an assortment of pets. View all posts by nanakoosa

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