|The view from my bed the last two days|
Folks, I'll won't beat around the bush here. The past two days I felt like dying. That's how bad my flu was. So much for my annual flu shot. Every year I get a flu shot at the VA and every year, except last year, I get the flu. And I get it BAD. The past two days was no exception.
And to have a bad case of the flu hobbling around on this injured leg of mine. I didn't even put on my pants the past two days and that's not like me. All I wanted to do is go to sleep and not wake up. That's how miserable I was.
|Laid up and out of commission - at least I have my pants on today - I'm not a bathrobe kind of guy|
I could only eat chicken soup. I didn't even want to drink that much. My Nestle's bottled water didn't even taste good. My day consisted of:
- getting up and going to the bathroom
- hobbling out in the pitching and preparing something to eat (chicken soup only)
- getting back into bed
The first day I was all slept out so I watched TV. The only times I watch TV are when I watch one of my Netflix movie rentals on the weekend. The other times I have the TV on is for wallpaper; either while I'm eating or doing something in the kitchen or working on my computer. I never just SIT and watch the TV like a couch potato. However, that's what I did yesterday because I was all slept out. It worked. I binged watch "Millionaire Matchmaker" for hours, even to the extent of watching Patti trying to match up the odious Perez Hilton (God, who would want a date with THAT?)
The past two days I've been coughing up green and yellow phlegm (sorry) and just feeling blah, the way you feel when you have the flu. I must have had an infection in my bladder because that was even hurting (not now though). Usually when I have a bad case of the flu my bladder hurts, like I have to go but I can't.
This morning when I woke up I actually felt human again. Still exhausted, still hobbling around (not much pain from my leg thank goodness) and still have the remnants of this flu but I feel it going away. You know how you know when you're over the worst of it?
I wish I could sit longer at this computer typing but as you know, my left left still has to be straight, not bent and it is very uncomfortable typing. But I did want to bring everyone who is interested up to snuff on how I'm doing. I actually think I'll survive this latest health crises. I keep thinking back to how easily I could have avoided my slip and fall that put me into this position but I guess I should be thankful I wasn't more seriously hurt or left to lie outside in that alley all night, unable to move. Thank God I took the three steps into the hotel lobby before I collapsed and thank God I had my iPhone with me. Who needs Life Alert whiny have your iPhone? Not me, that's for sure.
|Standing on my own two feet this morning|
Thank you again Steve Jobs for saving my life, again.