getting back to normal

I swear that is the last time I am getting sick. I’m still not 100% over it but I’m getting there. Being sick has made me realize some things that I need in my life.

1. Husband
(for chicken soup making/orange juice providing purposes)
2. Snuggie
(so I can play with my phone and stay warm)
3. Dog walker/entertainer
(because it only takes one look at Harlow to see she’s bored silly)
4. TV in my room
(because I haven’t left it in a week)

Okay, so these are all things I’d probably only want on a temporary basis (well, besides the husband) but I really needed them this last week. I’ve never been very good at being sick. I’m pretty much a baby. I came across this journal entry from when I was living in England and was feeling pretty miserable. It sort of makes me laugh:

I must be really and truly ill because I walked into the chemists to buy medicine today and burst into tears. Who DOES that? I have been sick for the past month – first it was a sinus infection, then inflamed tonsils, then stomach flu, and now whatever I have. My throat is on fire and I can’t swallow but I’m not coughing. And then I was standing in front of a shelf full of medicine for things I’ve never heard of. I mean honestly…what is “catarrh”??? None of this means anything except I’m tired of being sick. I want to feel like a normal person again.

Okay so I looked up this catarrh business and this is what I get:

What is catarrh?
Catarrh can be a frustrating condition, since it has no real definition. It seems to cover a whole spectrum of conditions, from rhinitis and nose allergy, to snoring, bad breath and tonsil problems… Other symptoms associated with catarrh include: snoring, sleep apnoea, bad breath, tonsilloliths, sore throats, tonsillitis, dry cough, choking attacks, blocked nose, thick nose secretions, sneezing, allergy, rhinitis, headache, facial pain, loss of smell, nausea and lethargy.

helpful… very helpful…

If you ever want to see my cry just come up to me while I’m sick and say “catarrh”. You’ll get your wish.

I promise to appreciate how good normal feels if I can just get back there. And maybe Harlow will stop looking for a new family to live with.

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