It's amazing what a little bug can do. I mean, a little virus. At least that's what they think I have. An infection that has caused swelling in just a small part of my body (my inner ear) has caused things to happen in me that have left me nothing short of miserable! I began feeling slightly dizzy on Saturday afternoon, but by the time I opened my eyes on Sunday morning, the whole room was spinning around, and if I kept my eyes open for more than one second I felt very, very nauseous! Aggh! But I think today I'm finally beginning to get over it. Not completely, but I'm getting there. I can at least look at my computer screen without it beginning to spin around! And if I'd only known earlier that a little pill that people take for traveling sickness would have helped out tremendously, I'd have saved myself at least a little bit of agony. Well, at least I know for the future!
You understand and appreciate the value of time and people when you're down and out for a few days. Things you normally take for granted are gone and there's nothing you can do about it! "Don't know what you got till it's gone." I don't know how many times I've learned that lesson in life. But I've also come to a place in which I've learned to be more content in these situations. In the past, I would not only have been longing to feel better, but longing to be able to go and "do" all the things I love doing on a daily basis. And if I would feel even slightly better, I would forsake getting all the rest I needed to get better and I'd go and try to do some of the things I wanted to do. Which only prolonged the illness.
This time, I pretty much just stayed on the couch and slept most of the day and all night! I didn't touch my computer for two days... which is a miracle for me! Well, a record anyway. Today I'm able to get caught up on a few things, but yet I'm sensing that I need to still rest and drink plenty of fluids and all that good stuff. My kids are off school today, but fortunately they're at ages in which they can pretty much play by themselves and they don't "need" me so much while my wife is at work. I'll think I'll go get them some lunch and then it's off again to la la land for a while this afternoon!