Third day in bed. Sweating and shivering in equal part. BBC News 24 online as my entertainment and companion.

Christmas presents unfinished. Shopping incomplete. Cards unwritten. House undecorated. Feelings of guilt and impending IOUs for presents mean that tears often fall. Crying increases temperature, brings on coughing which hurts. previously conquered depression hovers nearby during illness, harder to fight when so tired.

Sore hands, sore arms, sore nose, sore throat, no voice, no strength, sore jaw, sore back, sore legs, sore eyes, feels endless.

15 minutes sitting up is my new limit before waves of exhaustion force me back.

Guilt because husband having to wait on me. worry because he’s supposed to be working tomorrow.

so tired.

So so feeling guilty for everything left undone.

Time to sleep. This has taken an hour and a half to type.


4 Responses

  1. Jennie, stop to feel guilty. If you have to stay three days in bed, you are really ill. And it’s not your fault.

    It’s a real pity, but try to become better and than you will see, maybe it’s not perfect as in the other years, but it will be a nice Christmas, too.

    Best regards,

  2. So sorry to hear you’re poorly. Your health is more important than anything else. Just rest up and get better. Worst case scenario – just re-schedule Christmas to suit YOU. x

  3. Sweetie, if you’re ill, you’re ill. Everyone who loves you is giving you a metaphorical kick up the wotsit and telling you not to be so daft.

    Get better soon, but until you are, just relax, lie back and dream of David Tennant. Erm, I mean, dream of your loving husband.


  4. Oh no, feel better soon! And don’t worry about any of it! You’re sick!!! What’s most important is to rest, drink lots of fluids and reserve your strength. Everything else is not as important and in the end it will all fall into place, I’m sure.

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