Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The non-desirous virus

Never mind the 'Beast from the East' (the name given to a recent cold snap in the UK). I have been, and still am, suffering from the 'non-desirous virus' or you could call it the 'flu that just grew' or to put it another way an evil attack of flu virus that has confined me to quarters for three weeks. This is week four and I'm still struggling with a cough and a great reduction in my usual energy levels. I haven't been for a swim for over four weeks and I really miss it!

So there is no new news to tell. I can talk about the comparative merits or otherwise of paracetamol as opposed to Lemsip. I can talk about the problems of wanting a hot water bottle to stop the shivers but at the same time breaking out into clammy fever-fuelled sweats... but I won't (whoops, I just did!)

Thank goodness for Messenger. My family have kept me company with chats and photos. Daughter has recently adopted ferrets. She now has three. I don't know much about ferrets but they seem to be good company and excellent entertainment. My Messenger page is full of ferret photos and videos of them tumbling over each other.

Beyond that, life has faded into pale. It's frightening how quickly I seem to have lost touch with events outside these four walls. I keep thinking of the last few years of Mum's life when she couldn't get out on her own and she kept saying that life outside was fading. I didn't understand. I hope I was suitably sympathetic.

So now I shall muster up some energy and start painting in the colours to bring my world back to life again...if only I can stay awake long enough.

5 comments:

  1. Oh Ros ... I do hope the worst is over and as Spring really does come around you'll feel easier - take care and get completely better ... but ferrets - well I'm glad I'm here ... mind you I've had more than my fair share of unwanted critters here - tales to tell in the years to come. Cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary, yes, Spring's approach is greatly anticipated. Can't wait to stroll down the garden unencumbered by hats, scarves and gloves. Hope all is well with you.

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  2. wow - don't push too hard. Keep resting to get your strength back. You want to be back on all cylinders before your plunge into a pool. No relapses. Sorry for the struggle, but I'm sure you'll be in fine fettle for spring. Take care. Glad you posted. We've all been wondering how you are doing. Now we know. Don't talk...save the throat!

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    1. Hi Joanne, thank you so much for wondering where I was and as you say, now you know. I was on the settee. I will take care, yes, and hope all is well over your side of the ocean.

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  3. It’s a vicious virus, Ros - you and thousands of others are longing for spring. Forget lemsip and paracetamol - you need sunshine!

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