Wednesday, 23 January 2008

day ten

It just struck me, this is the tenth day that I have been ill. I'm now developing a headache and my temples are sore, probably due to the pressure from coughing and the lack of sleep. I think the end might be in sight now, in a good way, I seem to be coughing up less and not so much of a jelly consistency (sorry, maybe I should have warned you).

It all started when I woke up on Monday morning last week. I immediately knew something was wrong, the back of my nose and throat were swollen. At first I thought I had caught something on the plane back from Paris the night before, but that would have been too soon, so I must have picked it up either in Paris or on the flight there.

Later that day I had an appointment with an ear, nose and throat specialist for something else, but he of course had a general look around and confirmed the swelling and redness and felt the lymphe nodes in my neck, which I had forgotton to check myself.

On Tuesday I started sneezing. And sneezing. And sneezing. You get the idea. Plus my nose was runny. Wednesday I still sneezed, but my throat was starting to give me more trouble. I coughed a little on Thursday but on Friday it seemed to be getting better. I also needed the company, so I went out with K and Sunshine. I don't think I coughed all night.

But maybe I paid a price for that. I've been seriously coughing since Saturday and it's tiring me out. The thing is I hadn't really felt all that sick before then, just a little uncomfortable. Only the last couple of days did I start to feel it slowly wear me down. But I've been getting up, going about my business, it's not like I couldn't get out of bed. And now my appetite is getting better, I'm craving sweet stuff, probably for the energy, so I'm taking that as a good sign. Now if I can only get a good night's sleep...

Fingers crossed.

8 comments:

The A-Team said...

oh, poor mj! i'm sorry you don't feel good! beterschap, dear one! (and stay away from me! i need to keep my energy up for the "home delivery"... that's right, baby still isn't here yet! grrr!)

love you!, a

SubtleKnife said...

Thank you.

And what a silly Spruitje, making you wait like that when this was THE opportunity to make a grand entrance into the world!

Don't worry, there is no chance I'm going to get in a car or on a train for three hours to cough my bugs at you. I'm practically holed up in my living room!

sageweb said...

Wow, I swore I left a comment here yesterday. Blogger is wierd today. I go to my favorites blogs and it comes up with a blog from last week wierd. I hit reload and bam...back to today's date. Anyways I have asthma flare ups right now which is a bummer. I hate being sick and I hate when other people are sick....feel you pain. Get Better!

sageweb said...

Ha, I spelled weird wrong twice...I am on a roll.

kusala ~ joe said...

I hope you're finally feeling a bit better. Seems the "bugs" are really sweeping the world this winter. I'm hoping my brush with illness is over for the season. Take care!

SteveSchalchlin said...

I went through it, too. Totally sucks. Just ride it out, babe.

SubtleKnife said...

Thank you for your good wishes. I think I'm - slowly - getting better. I coughed a lot when I got up this morning, but after that I was okay. Until I went shopping and a combination of the excercise (although it's only a 5-minute walk) and a whiff of somebody's cigarette smoke set me off again.

Apparently my downstairs neighbours can hear me coughing, I ran into the woman and she asked about my cold.

more cowbell said...

Isn't it a bitch? I'm on day 8 over here, and it really knocked me on my ass. I'm finally climbing out of it, but man, that was a long haul. Hope you're all better by now.