oh no, it’s not you, it’s me

bed flu

I was blaming Augie Dog for the funky smell. but this morning I had to admit I was probably the major source. Three days have passed since I had the strength, or inclination to take a shower. Neglect of personal hygiene has not suddenly become a life style choice – I am down with the flu. Minerva’s flu (that is a revenge plot for another time…)

4 in the morning and Mr FD, who has moved into a spare room to try avoiding adding the flu to his knee replacement issues, was rattling in the kitchen. He had decided to make himself tea. I was informed that there was a cup there for me, but he was unable to manage cups and crutches at the same time, so it necessitated a brief  vacancy of my bed. I will rise from a sick bed for a cup of tea every time.

Problem was the movement of walking and the pressure on my lungs from the few words I uttered to Mr FD sent me into a lung rattling, gut spewing coughing fit that hit without warning as I claimed my mug and so a sizeable amount of that life saving tea went across the kitchen bench.

Augie stayed bedside, where he has spent most of his time since I took to my bed Wednesday night. Yet, the fruity aroma followed me. Even in a flu haze I realised it was moi. The ricocheting fevers and chills had done their worst.   Ripe.

So after dosing on every medication I could lay my hands on, I did indeed shower, and change into fresh pjs. It didn’t make me physically feel any better, but at least no one will need a gas mask to enter the bedroom now. And if I do pass, the morgue attendants won’t assume that I went into decomposition days ago!



8 thoughts on “oh no, it’s not you, it’s me

  1. It is horrible for both adults in the household to be invalids! Who will cook and clean for the both of you? I wish you a swift recovery, but in the meantime, a hot bath is wonderful for easing the congestion and aches of a flu. Not to mention ridding oneself of that overripe odor that comes from spending three days immobile in bed. 🙂

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  2. Oh! It sounds so alike with nose rhinitis that I used to have every morning yet different with it. Hope you get well soon! I know how sorrowful is the feeling of having flu. It’s so terrible that makes me wanna try to cut off the nose from my face.


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