Missed Me?  

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
3484 posts
2/10/2006 5:39 am

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Missed Me?

I've had a cold.

Far be it from me to call it anything else (I can already hear the accusations of man-flu being hurled around). It's just a nasty cold. The fact that a female colleague from work called me a couple of days ago and asked if I'd caught the "flu" that was taking out huge swathes of the staff will not change my opinion that it is nothing more than a bad cold!

Feel free, of course, to tell me I'm wrong and lavish bucketsful of sympathy on me!

I'm pleased to say that I'm on the mend now but it's cost me a week of work at a time when, honestly, I could ill afford it ... and it's been so frustrating!

I pretty much slept through the first 48 hours with occasional phone calls from my personal nurse to keep my spirits up. After that, though, it's just been annoying. I hate this enforced idleness. Choosing to laze around is one thing but being forced to lie around doing nothing is ... is ... well ... annoying!

There's worse, though. I've had no choice but to lie there in a semi-comatose state. I can avoid looking at myself in the mirror lest I see the beaten-up 87 year old looking back at me. I can deal with the fact that everything apart from water tastes disgusting.

What I've found hardest to handle is the fact that my brain has felt as if it's been switched off. Thoughts flit in and out of my mind as if they're birds on the wing and trying to grasp hold of one seems to send it flying off in some unexpected tangent. I tell you, if I could write down the thoughts that have passed through my mind these last few days I'd be hailed as a master of surrealist poetry!

And as for some of my dreams ... best we don't go there!

Stringing together multiple words in a coherent sentence has been all but impossible (how am I doing today?). Making sense of the coherent sentences of others has been pretty challenging too - I am SO far behind at reading blogs so apologies to everyone on that score. And it's particularly annoying as I had lots of things I was intending to write about!

One thing that has amused me, though, is how my mind seems to have burrowed back to the safety of deeply buried childhood memories. I've developed a craving for jelly and ice cream, a little treat I'd be given when I was ill as a child. I also spent three days on the sofa rather than going to bed and the only reason I can come up with for doing that, especially given it's a comfy bed and an uncomfortable, small sofa, is that my Mum used to make up a bed on the sofa at home too when I was a poorly baby

Is this something we all do? Do you find when you're ill that you revert like this? Or am I just weird? *


P.S.: As I was looking for an image to accompany this I came across a guy who has a huge collection of video clips of women sneezing ... for some reason, his camera always seems to be focused on their chests ...

* Yes, I know I'm weird in a general sense but am I weird in this specific sense?

FeistySyn 51F

2/10/2006 10:32 am

Awwww, you are only weird in the absolute cutest sense of the word.. and yes... I think most revert to childhood when ill, I have to have hot lemonaid because that is what my Mum gave me (fortunately, there is hot lemon flavored cold medicine now, works perfect!) get better soon, miss you, k?

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?

hotandhorny107 58F

2/10/2006 10:36 pm

When I am sick all I want to do is plop myself down in my recliner with a blanket and vegetate in front of the TV usually falling asleep.
I want nothing but hot tea, tomato soup and saltines since that is the first thing I would eat when feeling better. And no you are not weird. And sometimes I even want my mommy.....

EE407 41F
3903 posts
2/11/2006 2:39 am

When you get here, I'll lavish and smother you with TLC.. rofl

helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
2/11/2006 4:19 am

Personal nurse, eh? You guys are just so lucky!! I wonder if I can hire a personal (male) nurse for when I get poorly??

Glad to see you're on the road to recovery, and no, there is nothing wrong with reverting to your childhood memories when you're feeling poorly. Guess you're lucky to have those memories to remember!


Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
2/11/2006 11:02 am

Feisty ... Awww thanks ... and, yes, I've been imbibing a fair bit of the hot-lemon stuff I must admit. I happen to like the taste!

Hotandhorny ... mmmm tomatoe soup ... now you've got me craving ... I may need to venture out into that cold and cruel world again now

EEEE ... A tempting offer of course but it'll be a little late by then

Helga ... I'm sure I could borrow a male nurse's uniform from work, m'dear And you're right about how lucky I am to have those comforting memories - the older I get, the more I realise how many people don't

Waggy ... Air turbulence? That's a good point I checked out my blog's syndication, by the way, and it appears I am a lesbian too ... that's given me plenty to think about, I can tell you!

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
2/11/2006 1:55 pm

I like your weirdness in any of its manifestations.

I'm sick too... take care, and try some of my Recipe of the day: Spicy chicken soup for that cold/flu/whatever.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

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