Microblog Mondays 12: On Being Sick.


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We have a running family joke: I am the person in our family that gets mancolds. Whereas whenever Jeff gets sick, he stoically martyrs continues on as if nothing is wrong, I get all weepy and complainy and tired and try to take to my bed.

I don’t get sick very much, thankfully.

But I am now. I am so, so, so sick. Achy and coughy and low-grade fevery and short of breath and tired and it feels like someone shoved a hot poker down my throat into my lungs. I can’t take a breath and when I do it really hurts and I just want to feel better.

And of course, it’s the worst week to BE sick. I took last week off, so there’s a ton of work to do, and O has two 3 hour early release days because of parent-teacher conferences.

Being sick really is a humbling reminder that we’re human, isn’t it?

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4 Responses to Microblog Mondays 12: On Being Sick.

  1. That sounds awful. Hope you’re on the mend soon! In the meantime, you deserve all the rest (and whining) you can work in!

  2. Mel says:

    That does sound awful. I hope you’re able to get some rest and get better soon.

  3. Ellen K. says:

    I hope you feel better soon/already!

    You may be the only woman I know who gets “mancolds” in the melodramatic sense. I get very tired and quiet. D. is unbearable when he’s sick. My dad is the worst.

    I’m sorry I haven’t been commenting lately. Bloglovin doesn’t seem to like to process my comments. : (

  4. Justine says:

    šŸ™ Hope you’re feeling better soon. I get those, too …

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