Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Not Being Well Enough to Blog About Not Being Well
After almost a week in bed sweating, coughing and only getting up to make drinks and other essentials I feel someone somewhere should be made aware of my suffering.
Never one to suffer in silence I feel it is only fair to spread my misery as far as possible (though, not my virus, even I am not that bad).
As I became more and more poorly I informed all those who had to know and took to my bed.
Usually two days in bed is sufficient to see off the worst part of a cold or flu attack, this beast however is something else.
On Sunday night the pain in my upper back was so severe that I broke my golden rule, gave in and took two Paracetamol Extra tablets and within ten minutes the pain was gone and I was asleep.
Waking 3 hours later I was saturated from neck to ankle, nightie, bedlinen and all and so hot I was glad to get out of bed and walk around. Looking out of the window I found I had double vision, very strange to see my neighbours' houses with two frames around their doors and windows.
As I had been giddy for a day or two I wasn't really sure how much was the virus and how much due to the tablets.
I may have said before that I never take tablets or medication for anything unless I am forced to do so, with the result that when I do give in (about once in two years) and take what other people routinely take for every headache, I have quite spectacular results.
Late this evening as my aching back was still causing a problem I took another two, they worked on the backache but unfortunately didn't send me to sleep, so here i am, soaked again with sweat but pain free and joyfully sharing my woes with anyone silly enough to read them.
Posted by Ray Barnes at 12:35:00 am