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Sunday, 13 January 2013

And the answer (both times) is NO

I have had a cold since before Christmas.  Not really a cold.  I have had a malevolent, persistent, achey, stuffy, oh-you-think-you-got-rid-of-me? cold.  For a couple of weeks, I just had some good days, when I could do stuff like a crazy person for about 4 hours in the day and some bad days, when I sat down with a book at 2 and woke up, grizzled and nasty around 7.

Since the end of December, I have been in bed almost every day, all day and all night.  It makes me think back to when my kids were small and I used to hope I could get some mysterious disease that didn't hurt, didn't have any long-term effects and would let me stay in bed for two weeks.  It was a pipe-dream back then, for which I carried a lot of guilt.  It's a disaster now, and strangely, the guilt is still there.  At least this time, there's a good reason.

Dave has been so good, so thoughtful and generous that I'm going to have to live on into my 90s to pay him back.

I've been doing nothing---I read my emails and am relieved when there's nothing that needs an immediate answer, I sit through movies, the names of which I can't remember, (except for the Bette Davis ones), even though the washer and dryer are right beside my bedroom, I take all day to do something I usually breeze through, sort to fold, in about 2 hours.  I don't remember when I washed my hair last, although the way it's sticking up makes me think 4 or 5 days, and I haven't spoken on the phone for weeks, except frantically by accident when I'm sleeping.

All that leads me to two questions:

Did we used to have sneaky crappy health like this in the good old days?

Does a gorgeous dragon and unicorn card have anything to do with this cold?


  1. You poor thing! i've just had the scratchy whose voice is that thing. and what are you talking about - Moms are not allowed to be sick; i remember yearning for pre kid days when you could go to bed with a magazine. :)

  2. Hey! Anything to sit and watch Bette Davis movies!! :)
    I can't remember my health in the good old days. Heck! I can hardly remember the good old days!!
    All I can say is don't overdo it, when you finally do feel better!!
    Take good care and enjoy those movies!!

  3. Sounds like a doctor visit should be in your near future....

  4. Yes, you should definitely live till your 90's. We'd miss you, if you left us too early :)

    Get well soon *Hugs!!

  5. Dear Lorna. Please get well, be well, soon. I too have been going thru a down period. Take care and we'll get together soon. Eve

  6. Well, I am not nearly as badly off as you, but I do understand this hanging around bit. Sigh.

  7. Sorry to hear, Lorna. Hope you are feeling better soon. Cherie

  8. I hope that you are feeling better soon. Being sick all the time sucks. Not having any energy to get the simple little everyday things done sucks.

  9. Yes to one and no to two. I am sorry to hear you have been feeling so unwell, but since this post was from Jan. 13, I hope you are feeling much better now. I think you need a rest in Redondo Beach, A? (The A is for Dave)