Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Feeling better!

I’d stopped treating the cough, because I could either eat cough drops all day or take codeine and sleep. I took the cough syrup last night, slept lots, and woke up much more rested. Still tired/fatiguey (and coughing), but not sick to my stomach anymore. I’m creeping back to normal.

[Easter word], all around. Also got grace for a late paper, and found a sub to preach Friday. I love preaching and wanted to do it—I’d asked for that slot, when I was well—but had to let something go. My catch-up workload now is much more manageable. I can do two reflection papers, one sermon (for class next Tues.), and a Blackboard posting or two, over the next week. Not more.

It feels so good to be human. I’m interested in the world again, and other people. I’d forgotten that before I got the flu, I was more or less on top of most things, and felt possible. I’ll get that back again.

I'm planning to go to chapel at school this morning, for the first time in two weeks. I haven't been to church, either, in that time. I miss the Eucharist, and I'm finally well enough to be fed.
(I could have asked for it to be brought to me, from church, but I live in a secure building. There are three key-locks and a combination between me and outside. I'd have to have felt well enough to let somebody in.)

I miss the community too, and just being social. It's good to be closer to well.

A lot of my better-ness is because the worst of the pressure is off. I think I'm supposed to learn something about self-care in all of this. Hmm. I won't stop procrastinating entirely; I've done that since forever. But maybe I can balance things a bit better, from here.

7 comments:

Padre Mickey said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better.
The ladies at San Cristóbal would tell you to "drink some bush tea" which is some kinda local herbal thang.

Kirstin said...

Thanks!

I like herbal thangs.

Episcopollyanna said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! I still have a fever after 10 days or so (augh) but lo and behold, there's improvement. I'm heading out tomorrow for an appointment in the AM and for Evening Prayer later. It will be nice to get out of here, to put it mildly!! So sorry you got this too.

Continue to feel better, my friend!

Jane R said...

Yay!

FranIAm said...

Great to read this - heal on good woman!

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

Glad that you are feeling better! I don't get the flu often, but oh, my, when you do get it, it's like you run a marathon just walking instead of crawling to the john.

eileen said...

((((K)))) Glad you are rejoining the world...that flu is a nasty one!