Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bloody Virus

I have a virus. It started with aches and a tickly cough and then progressed to blocked sinuses and the most horrendous headache, I took some annual leave as I didn't want to go sick and began to feel a little better, then Tuesday exhaustion set in along with a terrible sore throat and aching joints. I have had flu twice in my life, and this feels like flu, but I do get a flu jab as I care for my Dad. I have had to bite the bullet and go sick. I had some sick leave a few weeks ago due to some minor surgery and I feel guilty. With what is going on at work, I shouldn't. There will be no medals for being a hero when they come to outsource me, but I feel guilty because I like my work colleagues and mostly my work falls to them when I am not there. But if I pass this on, it's not fair either.

I also get bored at home, it's fine if I have the energy to do the washing, cooking and cleaning, but I hung some washing out earlier and then went to sleep for half an hour!! I feel like an old crock.

There is my Dad. I love him to bits, but he has got to the stage where he repeats all the same old stories and I feel very ungracious if I finish them for him so I smile and nod in all the right places. There go I in 20 years time and I hope my daughter doesn't get as impatient with me as I sometimes do with my Dad. One day when he is not here I will long to hear his old war evacuation and RAF stories.

To add to my sorry state, the doorbell rang earlier and there standing on the doorstep with a large box was a rather handsome young postman. He recoiled when I opened the door and I took the parcel squeaked 'thank you' and came in. Then I passsed a mirror and there I am pasty faced with all my hair standing on end. (so much for easy style short hair) so that explains the recoil, I don't suppose he often meets the wild woman of Borneo on his rounds.......

So what to do with myself? Daytime T.V? Erm I think I would rather pull my own teeth out (but perhaps not as I have quite a few missing already) I think I will get a book out, I have a new Mo Hayder that I have just started. Yes that should do nicely until I drop off again.............................................

3 comments:

Ayak said...

These viruses are wretched. I had a nasty one which hung on for weeks, before I went to England. Have you seen the doctor? I have problems with my sinuses which became infected and needed antibiotics...my fault for leaving it too long before getting treatment. So perhaps you should see the doctor.

Get well soon x

Carol said...

Feel a lot better now thanks. My doctor is useless so I'd have to be really ill before I went, thankfully I don't appear to have any infections. Ouch to the sinus infection I had one many years ago and it was very unpleasant

Les and Jaqueline Biggs said...

Hope you recover quickly. Best cure is a boating holiday.
LesXX