Tuesday, March 21, 2006

I'm Sick *Again*, Dammit

At home in bed, with a low-grade fever and neck glands that feel like bicycle tires. Can't swallow, can't sleep, too tired to use subjects in my sentences, apparently. And my mom and sister are on a plane to New York at this very moment, for shopping and fun I can't join in, and there is so much work to do. . . .

I will take this as an opportunity to be Zen. Lie in bed. Breathe in, breathe out. Rest.



  1. Ow! Try hot water with lemon. Gargling with warm salt water is good for germ killing too.

    Wishing you lots of sleep and comforting novels.

    Sending good thoughts your way,


    "Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourishes you."


  2. I hope you feel better soon! I'm looking forward to meeting you at the Poconos Retreat in two weeks.

  3. This has been an awful year for illness! I hope you get better soon. It's spring afterall. (Or at least it is here on the west coast)

  4. Feel better Cheryl. I was sick twice this winter too (but nothing since then). I think that's the pattern of this winter's illnesses - you get sick twice and then you are fine. So you've filled your quota now. You'll be fine from here on out. :)

  5. Oh dear. It's your body telling your brain to slow down. Impossible, yes. But can you at least fake it until you get better?

    Please say "Hi" to mom and sis for me!

    BTW, the ribs slathered with your BBQ were wonderful!!!

  6. Cheryl,

    Sorry to hear you are feeling ill again. I hate it when that happens, especially the sore throat. Food just isn't the same when it hurts to swallow!

    It only makes things worse that your mom and sis are coming. I hope you get feeling better and are able to join with them in a little bit of fun!

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery,

  7. Lisa's got the right idea. You just need some good, New York City barbeque. Oh, and be sure to drink lots of liquid.

  8. ugh. that's no fun whatsoever.

    I hope you have some good magazines and/or trashy TV to watch. feel better!

  9. Garlic tea works wonders (especially if drunk at the first sign of symptoms) - just press one or two fresh garlic cloves into a mug, stir in a little miso or soy sauce, then add hot water. Sip.

  10. Cheryl--

    Oh man, that stinks. Get well soon. It looks like your body is telling you to relax some. Mine did that a few semesters ago...turned out it was mono. In the future, at the first sign of a cold try taking Cold Eeze. I swear by it and haven't had a cold for longer than a day all year. That's huge...last year I was sick twice a month.