Saturday, January 24, 2015

I'M SICK AND TIRED


I’ve been sick, on and off... for the better part of the last ten days. This malady has no name. It started with my left ear hurting. After a few days it cleared. Then extreme nausea and dizziness set in. I literally was hugging the toilet. I thought if I could just vomit I would feel better. I couldn’t, so I crawled into bed trying to keep the room from spinning, instead. Eventually it did and I fell asleep. Next morning I felt better but had developed a fever. Alternating between feeling too hot or too cold, I stayed cuddled under a comforter, eating soup. What’s that old adage, “Starve a cold, feed a fever.” So I did. Then unfortunately the diarrhea came. Which had me take up residence in the bathroom again. This time for the next day and a half. Not a pretty picture at all. But I survived. The fever broke. My bowels tightened up. I thought I was healed. But a sore throat then sidelined me. It was horrible. I was convinced it was strep. But it too went away in twenty-four hours. Just when I thought it was all clear…. the fever once again reared it’s ugly head. And I began sneezing. Then the sneezing stopped. So far... no nasal congestion or coughing. But now I have swollen glands. This is getting ridiculous. I’m ready for some feel good time after the antibiotics kick in.  

20 comments:

Hollie said...

Bless your heart!! I know you are tired of this!! Praying you feel better soon!!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hope you do soon feel better. There has been a lot of sickness this year. Sounds like you definitely had some kind of virus coupled with a bad cold. I've been trying to get extra vitamin C in my system and so far have warded off being sick. Take good care and drink plenty of fluids. Good old hot tea with lemon and honey helps too.

Paula said...

Awww so sorry to read this. Hope you feel better soon.

Angela said...
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Angela said...

Hope you are on the mend quick. I have been fighting my own bug, but nothing like what you have been going through. Take care.

jack69 said...

Okay, I predict you have had it all, now you MUST get better. Sometimes when up is the only way, youtake it.
Hope things settle down and you soon are more better!!!!

betty said...

I have to agree with what Jack said, seems like you got it all, stomach flu, other flu, etc., etc. I'm glad you are on antibiotics; I hope they do the trick and have you feeling better so very soon!!!

betty

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Taryterre, I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. These virus' sometimes last for such a long time, and just when you think they're over, something else comes around. Please take care of yourself and rest. I am feeling under the weather too the last couple of days - maybe it's the cold month of January. Get some rest, and know that I am thinking of you.

love, ~Sheri

Mevely317 said...

Oh dang, it sounds like you 'won' the awful Flu trifecta. Sending scads of 'get well soon' wishes and virtual bowl of chicken noodle soup in your direction!

Jean said...

I hope you feel better soon. A lot of this mess has been going around it visited my house right after Christmas leaving most all the family sick. Well after a few weeks we're doing better. It's a long lingering thing. Get well soon!

Barb said...

That sounds like it started in your inner ear - a vertigo, but the progression through your body must be terrible to endure. I hope you feel cleansed through and through when you're finally better!

Lori said...

I'm glad you got some antibiotics, and I hope they have kicked in by now. I think what you had is called "Oh-Lord,-when-is-this-crud-going-to-go-away?" virus!

Jon said...

Wow, you were bombarded with everything! Sounds like a very weird and nasty case of the flu. I'm glad you have antibiotics and I hope they help. Keep snuggling and eating hot soup. I hope you'll feel better soon - but it usually takes long to recover.

I've had a stomach virus the past few days - but no other symptoms (so far).

Ellen in Oregon said...

It sounds like you got every kind of bug one after another. You have my sympathies. It sure isn't fun being sick that for sure. Hope you are feeling better very soon. Until then, get plenty of rest. Hope you have a good book to read or some DVDs to distract from your epic illness.

Carol Z said...

So sorry to hear this. Hope you feel better and stronger every day.

Red Rose Alley said...

My husband already hung the picture in our bedroom, Taryterre. I liked the fact that it was already framed too. I love his paintings. A lot of them are of cottages and the town.

Hope you're feeling better.

~Sheri

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

You poor dear! I've had some bug holding on but symptoms (luckily) don't really develop past the tired and sore throat stage. I'm taking care with extra sleep and Vit C. I'm hoping you'll be up and around very soon.

Terri B said...

I hope you feel better soon. I've also been ill the last few days..headache, dizzy, nausea..then feel ok for a few hours, then the headache is back. I told my husband that this is the weirdest "whatever" bug I have ever had.

Hugh Mounsey said...
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Hugh Mounsey said...

I feel sorry seeing you in that state. I know how infuriating it is to have sick. Well, I hope you feel better now and I hope that you laready have a stronger immunity system. In any way, thanks for sharing this! Stay strong and healthy!

Hugh Mounsey @ US Health Works - Bellevue