Thursday, January 31, 2008

Nose Back To The Grindstone...

Back to work after my 6 day furlough...why does it NEVER seem like enough time off? I have only been back at the "grind" for two days and already I feel exhausted. Of course, it doesn't help that I have been having some moderate shoulder pain since last Friday and now today, I am quite certain someone ELSE'S cold has caught up with me! Oh the horror of other people's germs...I've developed a stuffy nose and a somewhat sore throat over the past two days (but of course, I DO have to remember I was breathing toxic paint fumes all weekend...sigh...).

I don't know about the rest of you's MS peeps, but when I begin to "catch" some nasty bug flying around in my face (that someone else obviously breathed upon me), I really don't feel well systemically...it doesn't matter if it is a cold virus, stomach flu, or syphilis (just trying to grab your attention here with dramatics!), the result is the same. I feel overly tired, drained, fatigued, irritable, achy, and just plain ill at ease. I can only imagine "normal" people feel some degree of this dysfunction as well. But it seems like for those of us with compromised nervous systems (and particularly immune systems), the effects of "germination" (aka, that time frame in between the "catch" of something to its full-blown culmination of disease symptoms...I made that definition up...hehe) is especially difficult...it becomes just about all I can do to drag my sorry arse out of bed let alone "pretend" wellness. And I notice this getting harder and harder with AGE as well.

So, I'm not going to pretend wellness here any longer and I'm just going to bed...I need to feel that ever-so-comfortable mattress cradling me for a few hours...hopefully I will sleep through the night without my shoulder waking me in pain as it has done for the past 5 nights. I don't "think" this new pain is MS as I imagine it is just old-age arthritis acting up...at least that's my story right now and I'm sticking to it. It's really a beauch to get old...and even worse to get old with MS!...

14 comments:

Sara said...

hope you're feeling better soon!

Michelle said...

I seem to be catching that same something nasty. My hubby brought it home from work and he's pretty miserable. I am trying to fight it! Hope we all manage to eradicate it quick.
Stay inspired!
Michelle
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Sara said...

hey cheesewiz, my boss is going to seattle next week, any chance you can put in a good word with the weather god(desses) out there so he doesn't think it's cold & rainy all the time?

cheers my dear, off for sushi now, xx

Miss Chris said...

I can sure sympathize with you right now. I feel like my sore throat and runny nose will never get better. Now it's migrating down into my lungs too. Great. I hope you get over this quickly!

Charles-A. Rovira said...

Hope you're up and about soon.

I used to take a glass of Gin and some honey before going to bed.

It may not have a thing for whatever was ailing me, but I felt better anyway. ;-)

Shauna said...

Charles has the right idea....add to that a magic bag or a heating pad and you're all set. Feel better soon.
S.

Steve said...

If you come down to train with us, I promise I'll take it easy on you! :)

BRAINCHEESE said...

SARA:

Thanks, Sara...and when you discover the cure for the common cold in your lab, remember the "little people" when you're famous...like me, for instance!

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

MICHELLE:

Nice website you have! Oh, and as far as staying inspired? I'm just trying to stay alive! Screw inspiration at this point in my cold/flu...LOL

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

SARA:

Oh, no! The British are coming, the British are coming!!!!!! (Searching for my remaining tea bags to dump in the Sound...LOL)

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

MISS CHRIS:

Oh, you poor thing! You have had the nasty for quite some time now, haven't you? Be *weller* quick...

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

CHARLES:

LMAO...ain't THAT the truth?!?

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

SHAUNA:

At this point, I'm researching general anesthesia possibilities as I would prefer just to SLEEP THROUGH the course of this bug!

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

STEVE:

Hmmm...I'd have to promise not to BREATHE on any of you...lest you also contract the PLAGUE!

LD