Sunday, 4 October 2009

On being unwell

Have lost the ability to write with any coherence, and feel like someone has stamped all over me. I ache and ache and ache, and can't even bring myself to drink tea and eat biscuits. Am home alone today (apart from whatever bug it is that is making me feel so sick), which isn't as bad as it might be. I can crawl into bed, and stay there with eiderdown over me, apart from occasional outings downstairs for water and nurofen.
This is a very dull post, I know. But didn't want the weekend to pass in complete silence. If anyone out there is suffering, I feel for you...

19 comments:

Keren David said...

hope you feel better soon

Lazywell said...
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jaywalker said...

Don't want to scare you as there is no need in an otherwise fit person but it could be swine flu. I had a dose accompanied by runny nose, vomiting, chills and a rash and diarrrhoea. (Myalgia is muscle aches.) See below.
Mine passed after 3 days without medical treatment.

Although uncomplicated influenza-like illness (fever, cough or sore throat) has been reported in many cases, mild respiratory illness (nasal congestion, rhinorrhea) without fever and occasional severe disease also has been reported. Other symptoms reported with swine influenza A virus infection include vomiting, diarrhea, myalgia, headache, chills, fatigue, and dyspnea.

kairu said...

Hope you feel better soon! (Ooh...rambunctious dinner party?).

I am abroad currently, in Taiwan, where even in the slightly calmer north we are being pounded with wind and rain, so I am spending any time not eating in restaurants at my parents' home, in my pajamas, reading from my mother's collection of cookbooks. Although I did bring several new books to read this time, Beryl Markham's West By the Night, some cozy Alexander McCall Smith mysteries, and the enchantingly titled The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (which I have read before but wanted to revisit, more deeply and lingeringly this time).

I hope you can pull the eiderdown cozily around you and seek solace in a book, or nap away until you feel better.

Gondal-girl said...

wishing you a speedy recovery Justine, hope the bed rest works its wonders

enid said...

Please please look after yourself - we all need you . Get better quickly.

Cornflower said...

How miserable for you. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Justine Picardie said...

Thank you everyone. Have been feeling piggishly sick in the last 24 hours, but propped up with my computer this morning, wrestling with Chanel...

Knitting Out Loud said...

From Maine: Hot water, lemon juice and honey, PG Wodehouse and a hot water bottle.
Hope you feel better soon!

Karen, Surrey said...

We have suffered with this last week. Poor you. Get well soon.

oxford-reader said...

I hope you feel better soon! I feel my own bout of sickness is upon me - Oxford Freshers arrive tomorrow (Tuesday) and will all no doubt be sneezing and hacking by Friday. I may have to ban them from the office!

JaneGS said...

Hope you get through this flu quickly--never fun to be ill and all the press around H1N1 doesn't help ease the anxiety. I don't comment often but I do get so much out of your posts, visiting your site is always an interesting time.

Justine Picardie said...

Thanks for your kind thoughts, though I don't feel at all interesting today, just feak and weeble, as my grandmother used to say.

kairu said...

"Feak and weeble"? That is hilarious. Time for more napping, tea and toast, and cozy books.

Sue said...

hope you feel a little better each day, but don't try too much too soon - it never works! Takes much longer to get properly better.
look forward to seeing more cheerful postings from you soon, take care, keep warm
(God, beginning to sound like my grandmother, swore I wouldn't ...)

oxford-reader said...

My father says feak and weeble too - I think it's a wonderful phrase!
Hope you're less so today!

Karen said...

Just seeing if this works - havent done this before

Karen said...

Hope you are fully better now, Justine. It is odd how reading your books, particularly everything i have read aobut Ruth, has let me feel such fondness for you. You are amzingly brave and honest, as she was too.Have much mor eto say but this feels odd to me still, being a blog virgin up to now.

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