Normal

Yes, I’m back to feeling, what is for me, pretty much normal again. I’ve been out of “quarrantine” since Friday and have gotten out of the house a few times now. It is good to be able to get out and about. Having been confined for much longer periods of time that this episode, I am very thankful for when I’m not confined for what ever reason.

The Lord saw fit to let me fulfill my obligation as the Sunday School sub. I’m thankful for that as well as the opportunity to serve Him and the church in that capacity. Though I do have to admit I feel I probably profit much more from it than the church does. I plan to write about the lesson this coming week. I figure in hindsight I’ll be able to present it better than I did this morning.

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Through the Tunnel

I have “officially” made it beyond the requisite 24-hour period of being symptom free. I survived! LOL Yes, I’m still a bit draggy-tired but otherwise feel pretty well.

I have been studying today for Sunday’s lesson. I’m leaning heavily upon the Lord to help me with it. I’ve not been able to do any productive study before today. And I have nearly an hour to cover the subject matter, by far the longest lesson I’ll have taught to date; the “goal” is around 30 minutes for Wednesday night service.

It is a Tunnel!

I’m certain I see the tunnel now. And I know there is a light at its end.

I woke today feeling like you feel after you’ve had the flu: worn out. It is actually a good feeling though. So far, today has been free of body aches, headaches and no fever symptoms either. It will be tomorrow morning, to make sure I’m 24+ hours fever-free, before I know I’m actually over it.

I am forgoing any couch syrup or other cold meds so I can get an accurate feel for well-or-not. That was the doctor’s instruction.

God willing, I’ll actually be able to leave the house some tomorrow! And if I’m well I’ll not have to ‘beg out’ on my Sunday School obligation this week, like I had to for last night’s service.

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Maybe I Spoke Too Soon

The tunnel...

Yesterday I thought I was about over this nastiness.  Last night my streak of two nights sleeping well was broken by bouts of burning up and chilling.  These bouts continue today.  I hope I didn’t see my “tunnel” prematurely.  But tomorrow was the soonest the doctor said I could expect to be over this so perhaps it’ll be better the next 12-24 hours.  I certainly hope so at least.

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Is That A Tunnel I See?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 15:  Toddler's Dime...

Yes, I feel like there actually may be a tunnel out there, coming into view, that may have a light at its end. Perhaps I’m about to round the proverbial corner on beating this flu? I think may be!

The last two nights I have actually slept pretty well. My headache is intermittent now, only flaring after reading, watching the TV or looking at the computer screen for what my body decides is “too long”. The pesky cough and chills still reside though. I am glad to report the cough is much less intense and more sporadic now.

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The Results are In….

…kind of.

I officially have the flu. But what flu I don’t know and probably won’t.

It sees that as of Monday the state of WV is overwhelmed with tests for the H1N1 virus. While a “rapid result” test is available for the regular flu strain, the H1N1, or “swine flu”, takes a minimum of 3 days to do and get results. Since the treatment for both strains are the same, WV, as I understand it, will not test anymore cases and just treat them all the same way.

My treatment is 5 days of Tamiflu and some cough syrup from the pharmacy. And to plan on being down at least another week, perhaps more.

The first dose of Tamiflu is in me now. I’m waiting for the cough syrup to be filled now, probably another 2 hours.

So far the worse things are missing out on a long planned family reunion this weekend, missing time with my grandson and my church family. Oh yeag, and somehow this dea
l has my neuropathy all fired up. And that is pretty miserable, too.