For over a week now I’ve been laid low by a sneaky virus.
Persistent dull headache; aching joints and muscles; alternating chills and fever; supersonic sneezing fits; runny nose; prickly eyes; nausea, fatigue and dizziness. I’m sure you get the very unattractive picture. Most frustrating of all is my complete inability to think straight – or think at all, now I come to think of it. I’ve barely been able to cobble together a blog post, other than to publish a Lao Tzu quote on Thursday, for ‘Occupy Blogosphere’ (see previous post.)
As ever, there’s a hidden blessing, in my tale of woe. Even minimal movement left me weak and being forced to rest gave me the opportunity to read and post comments on my favourite blogs – from my sick bed, or wrapped in a fluffy blanket on the recliner in our studio (thank Jobs for iPad!) Then I followed up links to other blogs, by writers in New Zealand, India, Canada, Germany, the United States…. A sot of virtual ‘gap year’, crammed into a few days off work. Excellent!
So, I was
delirious very happy to wake up this morning feeling better – not totally restored to robust health just yet – but there is a distinct improvement. This gives me hope that normal brain function will shortly be resumed. (Well, normal for me, anyway.)
Writing this (even on my touch-pad keyboard) has made my the insides of my elbows ache. So I’m going to publish it, pile on thermal layers and venture out into the sunshine in my Secret Courtyard.