Wednesday, October 12, 2011
It is very odd, about the burnt feeling in the mouth. It seems to be going away, and I think it is from being sick and breathing through my mouth, you know how your tongue dries out.
I still cannot speak at all, but at least I slept last night after taking cough medicine with codeine. Oh, I woke up coughing several times, and wet my pajamas each time, had to change. Getting old is not fun. Not fun at all.
Well, I am getting my Spark quota of water, thats for sure!!! Herbal tea with honey, hot lemon water with honey, and lemon water are good for illness.
I did talk to the advice nurse at Kaiser and if it is a virus, there is really nothing they can do. So, I am waiting a few more days. If I don't get better, I will go in for an appointment.
It is all very depressing. My mother is having withdrawal symptoms. She keeps calling me even though she knows I cannot answer the phone. She is making me feel sicker, actually, but she does not realize it. Of course, she is terrified that something will happen to me and she will really be out in the cold.
Both the fall I had two weeks ago, and now this illness makes me realize I have to set things up so she is not so dependent on me. I don't see why the caregivers cannot buy the food and the medicine and bring it with them. One is there 5 days, and one 2 days, so they would need to plan for a week ahead, instead of calling me the last minute to run around getting this stuff.I think both the fall and this illness are a result of the terrible strain caregiving my mother is putting me under.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Am having a hard time, coughing all night, can't talk at all, my mother calling me frantically every day. Spark is on the back burner. Just doing comfort eating, but not much of that.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Not only do I have laryngitis, but my mouth feels as if i had burnt it. It is painful to eat. So, I looked it up on the internet and it is a bona fide syndrome. Take a guess which group of people is most affected: middle aged women. How about that? Anyone else ever have it? I had it once before, and it makes eating a very bad experience. I would rather be fat than not be able to eat. Horrible.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Could not do much Spark, was on a trip to Apple Hill, a lovely region near Placerville, California. Full of farms with pumpkins and apples, beautiful roads through Normal Rockwell painting type countryside.
I was getting sick before the trip, but I just ignored it, now I am really sick. Lost my voice, food tastes awful, and I am coughing all night. Well, I probably would have gotten sick anyway if I had babied myself.
I just decided I was going to ignore being sick, and see how that worked. I told everyone I was fine and continued to do things that had already been planned. People don't really notice, you know, it is interesting. My mother is such a complainer, I wanted to try a new approach. Just ignore not feeling well. OH well.................
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Lately, I keep forgetting things, and doing stupid things. Like I was at Costco, and wildly bought a bunch of stuff I should not have. Then, I had to wait in long lines to return a huge frying pan that would never have fit on my stove, and two jackets I did not need at all. I also bought some calcium gummy bears because according to Spark I am not getting enough calcium and vitamin D. So, this morning, I was entering the nutritional info into the place "enter a food not listed" where you put the calories, vitamins, etc. I discovered that they are intended for 2-4 year olds!!! So, the percentage of calcium has to be very different than what would be needed for someone like me. I really feel like I am losing my mind, what there is of it!!!
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