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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.
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  • ILYSE721
    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.
    3742 days ago
    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.
    3743 days ago
    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.
    3743 days ago
  • MBR0830
    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!
    3743 days ago
    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.
    3743 days ago
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