Top of the List

I am not nice when I’m not well, and it’s best to leave me alone to wallow in self pity.
It was bad enough in the house, but at least I could shut myself away and suffer in sniffy silence, occasionally blowing my trumpet and releasing trapped wind under the duvet.
Being ill on a boat is a whole new (a)board game.

bb bed view 2First, it’s a toss up as to who can have the bed for the afternoon. I’ve lost on three out of four counts, but don’t really mind as Hubby has been suffering way worse than me.
After four days, he is still having the hot sweats, hearty blows, and coughing for England. At least I can blame my hot sweats on my menopause in a box.
side-effects-listLast night was the worst though.
I have found it best to sleep sitting up to stop me coughing, however, the little matter of keeping Hubby snug under the duvet raises its head and whilst the top half of me is out of the covers to cool off when I’m having one of my power surges, once it passes, I want to get back in sotospeak. Fat chance. I sleep against the side of the boat by the way.
Even if I do, as soon as I lie down, the nose and mouth have a drip/drooling competition, so after Vic, kitchen roll is my latest sleeping companion.
vicLast night, Maggie decided I needed TLC that only she could provide, and in so doing, she snuggled in so tight, I could not move at all.
Every time Hubby moved, he woke up and started coughing until he got comfy enough to go back to sleep, so once again I have been awake since the early hours, and I’m tired.
With a capital T (and I R E D actually).

Hubby let me sleep on this morning (his exact words I believe were ‘Stay in bed for God’s sake!’) and so he ventured out with Maggie for his first walk since this Flu thing struck.
I managed to doze while he was out, and when he got back, he was exhausted whereas I was starting to feel better. It was short-lived.
Maggie decided to stay with me so I had another hour, finally getting up just after 10am.
dr bug bugs bug off

Apart from this annoying cough which is making my bladder work like a concertina, the velocity of my sneezes that could launch a thousand ships, all water vessels within close proximity being warned of my presence every time I blow my nose, and being extremely short-tempered (read the air is blue), I feel just dandy.

Friend or not, MOH has a lot to answer for, and at the moment he is nowhere near my A list, but top of the one beginning with S!


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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3 Responses to Top of the List

  1. Here’s hoping you feel better soon – being sick is never fun, and close quarters would make it that much worse!

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