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Feeling Better Very early Monday morning I started having trouble breathing. I have spring allergies so it's not unusual for me to have sinus issues when I'm lying horizontally- but this was severe. Breathing through my mouth didn't help because my throat felt like scrapping needles. I tossed and turned, slept in short spells, and started to wonder what the hell was happening that I was so ill from allergies. By the time I got up for work I knew it wasn't allergies.
I dressed in a daze, went downstairs to walk Buddy, and sat down 'just for a second'. Ten minutes later I looked at the clock and wondered where my head had gone. I called my boss and told her I wouldn't be in, collapsed back in the chair, wrapped a blanket around myself and stayed there for the rest of the day. Then I got up and went to the doctor who took one look at my throat and ordered high dose amoxicillin for my strep throat.
I tried going in to work on Tuesday, which was a mistake, and they sent me home rather quickly. I barely made it through the day on Wednesday. Yesterday was the first day I started to feel like a functioning human again, and the first time I sounded like I didn't have throat cancer. Today I actually feel pretty good, all things considered. And that is so worth celebrating after the week I've had.
It reminds me of how much I take my health, my mobility, the ease with which I move through my life for granted. Makes me think I think I should be damned thankful for my health everyday, not just when I'm reminded of how much illness completely knocks you out. I'm gonna try to make that a point from now on.
And, totally unrelated, but- One more Blog Hop! Annie walls is hostingsign up to share the monster lovin!
And now, as always, please hop along and keep the celebration going!