helen-louise (baratron) wrote,

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stupid snot disease

Haven't been writing much here lately. Been feeling quite blah for over a week now. Richard came back from Spain with a sore throat which he passed on to me, and which then developed into a snotty cold. Spent Monday to Wednesday of last week mostly in bed. Dosed myself up on Thursday and taught my students. Went to college on Friday. Collapsed in a heap on Saturday so didn't make it to the London bi coffee event, but did see Ludy briefly in the evening. Delivered some LibDem leaflets on Sunday and went out for dinner. Totally collapsed in a heap yesterday and only got up shortly before Tim & Peter came round.

You notice how all these days have involved one, or at most two, things happening. Yes, that's how low my spoon levels are.

Today I was supposed to be going into college to make up for yesterday being a Bank Holiday (I normally go in Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays), but that didn't happen. Got woken up at 12 by someone coming to read the gas & electricity meters, was so tired and cold that I needed to go straight back to sleep - but it took me almost 2 hours to fall asleep again because of too much fluid in my lungs. Horrible rattly coughing, wheezing, feeling too cold, just miserable and ill. Not sure if this is a relapse of the cold or a secondary infection caused by pushing myself too hard at the end of last week. Gah.

Why do stupid minor viral infections make me so damned ill? Richard can have exactly the same illness as me and yet be able to do pretty much everything as normal; whereas my body collapses completely so I need 15 to 18 hours of sleep for a few days. And then my sleep patterns get screwed so I can't fall asleep before stupid o'clock, and can't get up in the morning.

I have work that I can do at home and that I probably should be doing right now instead of sitting in bed typing nonsense into the laptop - but I feel too depressed to be able to concentrate. The work I want to do is at college, and the work that's here is stuff I don't feel like doing.

Whine whine whine.
Tags: moaning, my weird medical stuff

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