IT’S EASIER TO STAY WELL THAN IT IS TO GET WELL
I read this on Monday morning. It was pinned to a notice board in the doctor’s surgery. ‘Tell me about it!’ I wanted to shout. Instead I screamed inside my head and sat in silence along with the other patients waiting for our names to appear on the screen, summoning us to learn our fate.
When I posted my last chapter (Friday 6th) I was feeling as well as I had been for six weeks. Twenty four hours later, with daughter Kim settled in for the weekend, I had just finished a chicken curry, which I had washed down with a glass or two of white wine. As the evening wore on I felt a few aches & pains. I spent a troubled night and in the morning things had moved on to a totally different level. I won’t go into details, but it was clear by early Monday morning that the meal was fine; this was an infection that had some nasty side effects and I was heading for the doctor’s waiting room yet again!
I’m halfway through the course of antibiotics I was prescribed & there are definitely signs of improvement. Not dramatic as yet; but at least I’m in discomfort now, rather than in bloody agony, so I’m thankful and hopeful in equal measure! I’m also not allowed alcohol which has been the norm over the past two months. I am not a BIG drinker; but I don’t like a day to go by without at least one. (Drink not bottle!)
My ‘Unfinished Business’ tour has faltered a few times this week; clearly I have taken my eye off the ball but I had an excuse!. It was difficult to concentrate on trawling through emails, Twitter, Facebook etcetera while in a prone position & feeling like death!
For their part Orangeberry have been pre-occupied too & a few stops along the way got mixed up or mislabelled. Fingers crossed their site details will have all the ducks in a row for this coming week!
You can check for yourself here:
As I write this at 21.00 on Friday 13th June, these are the next batch of sites I’m featured on but as you can see the dates are jumbled around & don’t make a lot of sense. Keep checking back; they have promised to get things sorted out as soon as possible.
I’ve missed a whole week of exams thanks to my poor health! I was gutted! I really enjoy the work and hate letting the school and those pupils down. If I keep taking the tablets I should be back to work on Tuesday morning!
Time to get some supper I guess & wait for Lynne to get home from an evening out with the girls! It’s been so long since I was well enough for a night out I’ve almost forgotten what it feels like! Perhaps I’ll wait up and ask her all about it; or maybe I’ll try to get comfortable & sleep until I hear her trying not to make any noise as she makes her way up to our bedroom.
Look after yourselves! Read the chapter heading again before you go and remind yourself why we say things like that to one another! With a change in luck I’ll be back next week, fully fit and raring to go. Stranger things have happened. Hey ho!