Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Is It The Flu or a Crash?

I'm pretty much laid out flat on my back today feeling horrible. Doing anything feels like an effort. When I feel this badly I want to figure out what it is so I can do something about it. I find myself wondering did I pick up another virus, is it because I restarted Valcyte, a crash, or what?

I'm also feeling a bit weepy because I feel so lousy.

I had a brain fog moment that I haven't had since starting to get this illness. In the Fall of 07 I was having such terrible problems with brain fog that I had to post signs all over the place reminding me to turn off the stove, water, etc....

Today I put water on the stove to make tea. Then I put on my ipod earphones on and started doing dishes. I was feeling wobbly, achey, all the flulike stuff but I wanted to get the dishes done. I'm listening to a song when suddenly I start hearing a whistle in the background. I thought to myself "that's strange, I never realized this song had that strange whistle in the background. How odd." I continued on with the dishes until the next song came on and what do you know that same whistle was in the next song too! I thought something was wrong with my ipod so I turned it off only to discover it was the tea kettle trying to alert me. :0

Sigh. I hope this virus leaves soon. I feel like I'm about five years old-if that.

6 comments:

  1. Sending you hugs and love, sweetie.

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  2. Oops... I responded to you on my blog saying I was glad to hear you were doing better... before I read this! :( Sorry you are not doing well. Sending you lots of good, healing wishes. Hope you bounce back soon!

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  3. Laurel-

    lol- Overall I am doing better by maybe 10% (which doesn't sound like much but I'm very grateful for it-being able to sit for longer periods of time is a gift!). I think I caught some sort of virus which has set me back.

    Thanks for the healing wishes....

    Terri

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  4. Sending gentle hugs, Terri and prayers that this passes quickly. Sorry about the bad brain fog, I know it is scary at times and frustrating.
    This too will pass!

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  5. Thanks Renee! Thanks too for the reminder that this too shall pass. I always get a little worried that I'm getting worse when this happens.

    Gentle Hugs back to you-

    Terri

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  6. Oh darn - after such a great week, too!! Hopefully this will pass quickly and you'll be feeling less foggy soon. Love you!

    Cathy

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