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Sickly setbacks sometimes happen

Monday, June 17, 2013

This past week in review is one that is unlike most.

Worked through a sore throat for several days and was tired, but still functioning.

Ate healthy, worked out and slept. That should it, or so I thought.

Then it hit. Achy all over, chills, so tired that I could hardly talk, walk or drink. Speaking of drinking, have you ever had a sore throat where it was difficult to drink, but eating was OK? Well, that's were I was. emoticon

The fever lasted three days and I slept more then I have in years! Hardly left the bed for 4 days and still not back to myself, but on the mend.
My adult children all did their parts to take care of me. emoticon

So I am grateful that this is all it is. A regular illness, with a regular time frame.

Results... I look like the Stay Puff Marshmallow woman. The puffiness in my face, with lines that look like the rows I hoe to plant seeds, in the garden. Seriously have aged 20 years while smushing my face into the pillow and fighting the germs in my body.
Fluids are pooled in weird spots under my skin and the bloodshot eyes add nothing. emoticon

So Monday morning finds me feeling well enough to hammer away on the keyboard. The most activity in days.
Unlike another Sparkfriend that kept up some kind of workout while sick, I did nothing.
Even the beautiful weather could not pry me out of bed, to even sit on the porch.

Feeling a slight sore throat again, but have more energy. Drinking mint water and green tea and hoping that being vertical will help that face issue.

The two pounds gone, are back, but I feel that they are all in my head. A temporary setback.

Ready to slowly get back in gear and put this one behind me.
I already feel like getting back into bed, but will stretch it out a bit and do some much needed stretching.

Thank you all for the well wishes and support, the goodies and kind words. emoticon

We all have things like this and it could be much worse, so with a smile and resolve, I will put one foot in front of the other and start another week.
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    Chris, am so sorry to hear that you have been soooo sick. Bless your heart. I pray that you are feeling by tonight. I haven't been online too much lately, just too busy.

    Hugs and prayers and please take care of yourself.
    1800 days ago
    I'm glad you are starting to feel better, and that your kids took care of you. don't worry about those 2 pounds. I think they are confusion pounds (Yes, I made that up). Your body doesn't quite know what's going on so it is clinging to whatever it can. You'll make that up when you feel better. Now it's most important to rest and continue felling better. Hope it's soon. emoticon
    1800 days ago
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    Take time for you Chris. I am very sorry you are going through this. You are in my thoughts and prayers, girl. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1800 days ago
    Keep healing well! What a blessing to have been cared for the whole way! emoticon
    1800 days ago
    Take your time recovering! Allow your body to dictate your steps to recovery.

    1800 days ago
    Wow - that was rough for you - especially the fever - not good. Glad your children were there to take care of you. Glad you listen to your body and slept.

    Glad you are on your way to recovery. emoticon
    1800 days ago
    Glad you are on the mend it a pain being sick with summer on the way. glad you took it easy think that why its taken me so long to feel better i kept doing little things but only lasted about ten minutes at a time and some days only got 10 to 15 minutes in. take care if your self Spark friend. emoticon emoticon
    1801 days ago
    I'm glad you are staring to feel and getting vertical.

    I hope you feel even better tomorrow. Take it easy so it doesn't come back!

    1801 days ago
    That's the hardest part of any of our journeys. But once you are back to yourself, you can continue walking your path to health! emoticon
    1801 days ago
    That sounds absolutely NASTY! YUCK! So glad you are starting to feel better, but sometimes these things can be hard to beat so don't push yourself too hard emoticon
    1801 days ago
    I'm glad you are on the mend. Slow and steady is how the saying goes, right? Hang in there!

    1801 days ago
    Glad you got through that in just a couple of days. emoticon
    1801 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Chris.

    Sounds like the darn flu crud. Take it easy , do what you can, sending you good mending thoughts. Hope you get back to your bouncy self real soon.
    1801 days ago
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