Monday, November 3, 2008

Finding the Silver Lining

I think I need a new body. One that can't feel pain. I've been inflicted with yet another sinus infection. The doctor thinks that it's the same one I had in September and it never went away. So he put me on a really strong antibiotic. When I say really strong, I mean like uber-strong knocks-you-out antibiotic. At first I thought it wasn't that bad. Even though the pharmacist said not to take it with calcium (yes, I obeyed) that it might make me dizzy, to avoid sunlight, and that I might have some less-than-desired side effects. I took it Friday and felt like I was on top of the world.

Saturday...not so much. I was dizzy and I had some, um, bathroom issues. Saturday night, I woke up with severe stomach cramps and I couldn't get off the couch all day Sunday. So on top of the horrible pounding where my brain is trying to squish my eyes out of their sockets, the post-nasal drip of mucus, and any amount of blinding light, I was now dealing with the whole stomach flu thing.

I couldn't believe one person could live through so much. Seriously. Yet I am still alive. I ate and managed to keep it down. And...then I got heartburn. Come on, body! What else can happen? Why won't you just cooperate? I mean, it was a frozen pizza, not Chinese food. Argh. And ouch.

And today it's back to the brain cancer trying to pound it's way through my skull. Sigh. At least I got a lot of writing done yesterday (3277 words for NaNo). See how I always find the silver lining in every situation? sengihnampakgigi The sparkly, shiny lining behind the heartburn, intestinal problems, mucus, headaches, insomnia, and infections. They're always there. Thank goodness for that.


H. L. Dyer said...

Ugh! Feel better already!

Congratulations on the wordcount, though!

Carolyn Kaufman | @CMKaufman said...

You always kick butt with your wordcounts, Elana! Come hell or near death experiences, you just keep going...and going...and going... ;-)

Megan said...

Good job seeing the silver lining. We had the flu this weekend as well, and all I saw was..well, a whole lot of throw up. I admire your positivity. ;)

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oh, I hope you feel better! There is no way I'd be writing in that condition - so major props to you!

Anonymous said...

Well, when your hubby has made the kids leave you alone so you can *rest*...yeah, I rested, but I snuck (is that a word? it is now. :) ) some writing in. Thanks you guys - I'm feeling so much better today!

jess said...

mooowah. sooo good talking to you yesterday.

feel better soon!

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