Loving the unlovely

Well, I don’t know what this bug is that Hubby has kindly bestowed on me, but it sucks.
cold symptomsI should be getting better, but judging by last night’s discomfort, that is obviously not the case and it’s going to take a while.

blocked nose
I look a sight, the skin around my nose has flaked to the nth degree, and I feel like someone has smacked me in the mouth (how can people think botox and the trout pout is attractive?) .
trout poutDespite dosing myself up with Venos, I’m coughing almost nonstop, blowing my nose in between splutters which isn’t helping the flaking much and generally feeling sorry for myself.
I am the first to admit that I am not very nice when I don’t feel well, especially after a sleepless night, and it is usually best to leave me alone. Unfortunately, I can’t shut myself away in another room as the boat is ‘open plan’, but if I wanted, I could retire to the other end and snuggle under the duvet with my trusty toilet roll and vapour rub.
vicHubby has gone off for a blood test, and bless him, to do the shopping. Maggie has legged it with him.

flu shotRemember this from a previous post?
I said that they had forgotten the ‘s’ on your as they were probably firing blanks at our ‘then’ surgery.
Well, as it happens, it has been announced officially that the Flu jabs of last year were all USELESS and totally ineffective against any flu virus.
Terrific. Thanks for that, it has really made me feel better (not).

Add to that I am still having problems with my feet, my left foot in particular, and the pain in my heel is almost unbearable. I thought I had a verruca, so Hubby has been dressing that for me, but after a week of over the counter treatment, it has not improved.
Hubby mentioned it to the receptionist at the surgery this morning, and I was placed on their triage phone call system.
I had a very nice chat with the practice nurse an hour or so ago, and have an appointment with the GP at 11.40. Seems they don’t fob you off and diabetics and foot infections are checked out immediately.
So that’s both ends………….. please let the middle of me be OK!

Hubby has just got back with supplies.
Soup for lunch (easy to swallow), greek yoghurt for dessert (smooth on the throat), chocolate (melts in the mouth).
Ah, he loves me (sigh).



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Loving the unlovely

  1. colinandray says:

    Bugs have no resistance to alcohol and, in fact, I strongly believe that alcohol is fatal to them. Take a good dose of alcohol with each meal and again before bedtime. You’ll be fine in 3 days. 🙂

  2. polarflares says:

    Hope you are feeling better with the soup and chocolate. I am home sick in the stomach so i will be skipping those cures and staying close to the loo.

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