Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ready or Not

Time to return to work after an eleven day illness - am I ready??  A serious respiratory condition takes all the wind out of you (literally), leaving you fatigued and lacking motivation of any kind.  The days drag on, your course of antibiotics is almost finished, and you still feel as if you will never be well again. Then, finally, the day arrives when you are sick of being sick, and there is a glimmer of  hope that you may beat this thing after all.

I will admit, I still don't feel the greatest, but I am exceedingly better than when I started with a nose that wouldn't stop running, and sneezing so constant and violent that I just wanted to crawl under the covers and never come out again.  I become very reclusive when I am sick; I don't want to talk to anyone other than my mother and my husband.  I usually have such great control over my life - when I am sick, I just give up and withdraw into my little sad state of disrepair.  
Thank goodness the will to return to normalcy, and to function again returns (albeit it in its own good time).

Tomorrow will be a better day.

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