There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before…
Henry David Thoreau
I think I can safely say the fog of beastliness has finally been lifted and the mending is well and truly on its way. That said, there is still a residual strangeness afoot— no doubt owing to a few nights spent bolt-upright for fear of drowning from the nose down. The head is clearer, so much so I can picture phrases in their entirety and have them committed without the worry they’ll escape as they did yesterday; which wasn’t so much a case of forgetting what I was trying to copy, as it was a series of chases I wasn’t properly conditioned for. That’s the worst thing about feeling under the weather: as climates go, they aren’t particularly chivalrous.
I remember one particular malady which left me so indisposed, I not only considered it malfeasant, so unnecessary were the symptoms; but also the closest I’ve ever been to becoming a vegetable. I was so delirious at one point, I actually considered making clippings of myself to send to friends so they could grow their own me.
Since then I’ve used the man/pot-plant spectrum as a rough rule of slide to gauge the gruesomeness of whatever it is that ails me: one being quite normal and ten: Salix babylonica or Weeping willow— a pleasant enough looking thing, but with all the characteristics of a state you should never be: ornamentally droopy and narrow, deciduous and named after a place which arouses images of exile and immorality.
While I hadn’t quite reached the shady heights of a ten, I was nevertheless pendulous enough to remain tucked up, clinging onto my duvet— along with the sixes and sevens in-case they ran off in search of the words that’d absconded earlier in the day. It’s just one of those ghastly things we pick up over time, along with the odd bug or two, that once things start getting away from us, there’s really no stopping them.
Fortunately the emancipation ceased and I didn’t get too much worse as the day dragged on— the drugs plugged the symptoms to the point I could at least breathe without making gargling sounds, which in turn allowed me to sleep a little. Unfortunately, I haven’t the stamina to delve into anything remotely grumpy today, at least not with the gusto it truly deserves. The beastliness may have evaporated, but there is still the small matter of about 50IQ points to make back up. So with any luck, after a few cups of tea and one good rest I’ll be ready for whatever the weathermen may throw at me; and with any hope be smarter than the cat again.
Without civilisation, we would not turn into animals, but vegetables…
8 thoughts on “I have to admit it’s getting better…”
Glad you are feeling better, but now I have a cold. lol
Oh no! Actifed Actifed! You have my sympathies, do get well, but make notes of any unusual symtoms to share with us 😀
it is always a good goal to outdo the cat
Oh I know… it’s ridiculous, but then again, I’ve been eating all my meals out of bowls the last few days too :p
Glad you are on the mend!!
Oh so am I… I feel pretty good today; my sleep schedule is a bit upside down and I’m a bit drowsy from the medicine, but I feel much much better. Thank you Miss Nalls 🙂
Eucalyptus and honey .. the perfect remedy 🙂 Oh and Vicks vapour rub
Mmmmmm – I love the Vicks. I feel pretty lively today. Unfortunately my sleep schedule is a little messed up. I missed out on a trip this morning through a lack of rest. Ho-hum. At least I can smell again 😀