Monday, October 17, 2011
I wanna' live! And other thoughts on the flu
I'll post something normal once I'm better enough that checking e-mail isn't disorienting.
Just moments ago I looked at the list of messages in my inbox. And stared.
"Uh...how do I do this? Which one do I read first? The bold ones, right? And why are they wiggling?"
Eating 2 meals in 3 days is NOT good for your IQ. Or your eyesight, apparently.
FYI, if you find yourself in your undies, curled up in the fetal position on bathroom tile at 3 a.m., and then ask (between moans and "ow"s) for a pillow and a blanket, you are not well.
This is the first time the flu has ever scared me. I can see how it's killed so many people.
So teetering around the house today, trying to get re-oriented to my life. Not exaggerating.
Had to ask Bear yesterday "When was I really sick, was it last night?" "No, the night before." "Oh." I really had no idea. That's a new symptom.
I feel like I must have fried some brain cells, 'cause I keep not knowing what to do.
"What do I usually do when I'm getting over the flu?"
(p.s. imagine long pauses between each thought, with NOTHING in between. Just dead air = bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)
"Should I nap?"
"Do the dishes?"
Annnd she stares out the window. For a while. Then gets a glass of water. Hooray!
The one thing I do know I should not do is work. This brain is not in any state to edit other conscious people's text. If they had eaten within 24 hours of writing their papers they're way ahead of me.
p.s. Case in point, 1st draft of last sentence above I wrote "paper's"!!! I committed the ever-more-popular writing tic of adding apostrophes everywhere possible and completely unnecessary (as in your basic plural). My #1 pet peeve, of late. Not well.
p.p.s. And "dead air" took me 5 minutes to come up with.
"Blank air?" bzzzz "Flat air?" bzzzzzzzzzzzz
"Blank air?" bzzzzzzzzz "Flat air??" bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz