Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Only Two Things To Worry About!

Hullo and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

We got back from Ireland Thursday night. We were there 12 days and it didn't rain once! This is a first for me!!

I can't process the photo's at the moment as I'm feeling pretty awful!

The cough that K has had since November and which came and went and came again throughout our holiday, has now become a full-blown cold, with dizziness and weakness, shivering, temperature, sneezing, the works.

Yesterday I was still ok, so went into town and bought up lots of chicken and vegetables. I made a chicken, onion and sweet potato soup with fennel, ginger and mace. It was yummy and very warming. I was pleased for it as much as K was, as the cold was reaching for me. By this morning it had caught me. Now I am as bad as he.

We're hoping this isn't the same bug as some of his nephews have had. When we last popped in on them to say goodbye before coming home, two of them were suffering a new dose of it. K's niece had already been through it. Apparently, it really floors you, and lasts for weeks! WAAH! (Oh well. It will kick-start my New Year diet plan, won't it?!)

My throat is like sandpaper, my chest aches already from coughing and my eyes (and nose!) are watering.

I hope it doesn't settle on my chest, as my asthma doesn't go well with chesty colds. To try to prevent this happening I am taking to sleeping upright on the sofa, propped up with cushions. It isn't the most comfortable. But this, along with drinking tons of water and taking paracetamol, has proved to shorten colds in the past.

But I shan't be worrying too much.
Here is a bit of wisdom I picked up in Ireland:

There are only 2 things to worry about: either you are well or you are sick. If you are well there is nothing to worry about: but if you are sick there are 2 things to worry about: either you will get well or you will die. If you get well, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you die then there are 2 things to worry about: either you will go up or you will do down. If you go up there is nothing to worry about. But if you go down you will be so busy shaking hands with old friends that you won't have time to worry.
So there you are :)

Ahhh.... K has just offered to get me some soup! Oh good. I do feel I need a little nursing today!


Julie said...

Aaaaack! Poor you! I'm so sorry you've succumbed. I have been wondering whether you were allright in Ireland so it's good to hear you had a good time - and it didn't rain! Must be a record!

I hope you soon get rid of the cold and that it doesn't set your asthma off. Take care of yourself and get well soon. xx

Roz said...

Get well soon Helena... though mine lasted 5 weeks, and don't remind me about that throat... ouch!

Love Roz

Dragonstar said...

You poor thing! I do hope you feel better soon - a cold's no joke when you have asthma. Take care, and I hope the New Year is good to you.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Oh No! That' a horrible virus that is! Just won't go away!
The soup sounds like a good plan though, delicious too! Best of luck.

Els G. said...

Hope you'll both get better soon. The soup sounds delicious (even when not sick).
I wish you all the best for 2009, and especially a quick recovery!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Hope you are all doing OK. Bum start to 2009! d'oh!

Stardust said...

I hate cold, awful. Take care, and get well soon!

i beati said...

Get well. I was down 10 days over the holidays and miserable .sandy

Helena said...

I feel like my nose- all my sinuses, really- is full of pepper! My eyes sting and are watery and yuck. I keep running to the loo and I'm going all hot and cold. WAAHHHHH!!!

Oh well at least I don't have to worry about catching it now. LOL!