Monday, January 31, 2011
EEWW! ICKKK! After a very full weekend, I woke up Saturday night with an unexpected visitor - the stomach flu! Isn't is strange how you have absolutely no warning that this plague is going to strike?! We had a houseful of friends over that evening to watch a basketball game and movie, happily chatted and snacked the night away...and BOOM! Suddenly I'm on the quick-weight-loss diet!
After spending the entire day Sunday on the sofa (with rapid trips to the bathroom) I'm finally on the road to recovery. The aches are subsiding, I've nibbled at a few saltines, and life is good. And, I hope to catch up on reading for my monthly book club.
What can I learn from 48 hours with the flu? I've been thinking about this (when you're too achy to sleep, you have time to think!). I have more empathy with my favorite aunt who is bravely fighting colo-rectal cancer and is recovering from aggressive chemo/radiation therapy. She is an amazing lady, but I know she feels terrible! I have just a glimpse of understanding how my friends feel who suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome. And the list goes on and on...
So, here's to making lemons out of lemonade and hoping to feel more like my normal self tomorrow! And...thanks in advance to my friend Saundra who is bringing chicken and noodles tomorrow. I vow to have an appetite...and regain any weight I lost in tis experience!
Posted by Linda Ebright at 4:48 PM