Friday, February 24, 2006

I've been taken over... sickness. Day 3. Yesterday I called in sick for the first time in 15 years (since high school). And let me mention that I NEVER get sick. I am a firm believer in mind-over-matter and I've gotten pretty good at using my brain power to overcome any impending illnesses...but this time I got my ass kicked. Now that my headaches finally gone, I just want to lay on the couch and read books that have nothing to do with school. However, I am starting to panic. I am falling further and further behind... and there's nothing I can do about it because right now I am spending the majority of my energy on things like breathing.

On the flip side--I have had some worthwhile fever-induced epiphanies. But let's face it: being sick sucks.

My life involves too much stress.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh I am SO sorry-- being sick is miserable-- but please do not beat yourself up-- read whatever feels good you MUST heal-- and reading for school will not heal you. Hope you can get a lot of rest this weekend--- and fluids (sound like my grandmother the nurse, non?!

*offering cold compress for the forehead*


P.S. I'm glad you like my dogs-- they are a riot.

7:29 PM  
Blogger megg said...

Sorry you're sick. Make sure you let yourself BE sick so you can fully get better. Your body is telling you something! Get lots of rest.

(P.S. Did you see? I posted my journal cover!!)

4:13 AM  
Blogger Cate said...

I hope you feel better soon!

P.S. Brilliant line: "I am spending the majority of my energy on things like breathing."

7:25 AM  
Blogger GreenishLady said...

Just want to echo the others. Rest, give yourself time to be sick, don't go rushing back into life before you are well, please. Rest, rest, rest. Blessings to you.

7:36 AM  
Blogger Joy Eliz said...

Sending you happy healing thoughts!

You're the Best!!! Thanks for the comment on my purple journal - it means alot coming from the 'visual journal guru' (that's you)

about SPT...I keep thinking I don't want to participate - I feel like 'oh, look at me!' and I don't like that. But on the other hand I feel so liberated in posting pictures of myself when I think I look bad. It's like 'here's what I look like most of the time - will you still like me?' and people say yes via comments.

8:02 AM  
Blogger melba said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. I have been having all these aliments lately and I keep wondering why. What message is in it. I sometimes go overboard looking for the meaning.
Slow down and breathe; I know it is easier said then done...

12:47 PM  
Blogger tess said...

Hello, Blue Dog--

I am sorry to hear you are sick! I think it's great you have been able to use mind-over-matter in the past. I've had a lot of illness in my life, and that has helped me through so much.
However, sometimes it does just happen. Don't know if this is true for you--but sometimes I think my body gets sick because that's the only time I let myself really "stop". In any case, let yourself rest. Just take it easy.

You have had quite an influence on my life through some of your posts, and I am just now getting around to responding. The jealousy thing was so powerful in its honesty and helped me to see so jealousy points that I didn't even think were there for me. (I am surprised at how my little ego can be affected by comments or the lack thereof. Seems a little silly from a distance. Also, your journal request got me thinking about journals and taking pictures of them and stuff in my studio. Please stop by my blog and click on my new flickr badge to see my stuff. Take care and get well soon!

2:40 PM  

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