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Thursday, October 25, 2007

My current state requires patience. I am not feeling well yet, still aware of fluid in my lungs, coughing periodically, mostly depleted of energy, & just not back to my normal cheery self.

Before coming down with this I had not been sick in 8 years. If a cold threatened (which happened maybe 3 times in all those years), I would ward it off with Cold-Eeze--I might go through a mini/"pretend" cold for a couple of days, & it would be over.

So much for my illusion of invincibility. I just want to be well again.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ILYSE721 10/26/2007 5:41PM

    This is just a bad year for getting sick. I know that doesn't make the wait get any shorter but you are getting better. You will probably feel alot better once your husband returns.

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PJBOKC 10/26/2007 12:14AM

    This prolonged respiratory thing has to be so frustrating for you. I truly think it will help when your husband gets home (Monday - right?). The weekend is coming up - hope you have time to rest a lot. Just take the time for yourself this weekend. Hopefully the antibiotic will "kick in" here in a day or so. We want you to be well again too.

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STEPHANIEDIAN 10/25/2007 9:35PM

    I completely agree with Melissa's comment about everyone being more impatient due to the age of technology and getting things on a more "instant" basis. I have patience with some things and not with others. you've been sick for a while now, I know you just want it all to be over already. It will come, just keep resting and listening to your body.

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MBR0830 10/25/2007 7:57PM

  Patience is something that I struggle with a lot. I think society in general has less patience than it used to. Things have become so immediate that no one wants to wait for anything. Miracle diet pills are a good example of this...god if they only worked!

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MARYLOUD 10/25/2007 7:04PM

    I know all about patience. I was a very active child, despite allergies. I'd do anything and everything. Then I got struck down with the porphyria. It zaps your energy, and at times your will to live. It's a fight everyday with it, some days more so than others. I've had to learn I just don't have the energy I did when I was younger, or one would expect a "healthy" 47 year old to have. It's a truly humbling experience being ill. I can't do it all anymore.

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