The Long Road

Well, I’m starting on the seemingly long road to recovery from the illness I’ve been dealing with since Saturday. The flu I had is gone, but as usual, it has turned into a sinus infection. I’m now taking antibiotics to rid myself of it as best I can before it turns into something like bronchitis, which is no fun. Everyday I seem to get a little better, but things still aren’t moving as fast as I would like. I still have a nasty headache that I can’t shake and the penicillin causes my stomach to be constantly upset. That general nausea and lack of hunger keep me in a weakened state where I just can’t feel like I have any energy. Also, I haven’t been sleeping well at all. Bedtime has become a clammy, futile exercise that only rests my eyes, not my brain.

Despite all this, all I want to do it get out and do stuff, see people. I want to hang out with my friends, watch movies, go places. I want to begin my job search. I want to have the energy to feel active again. Instead, I’m stuck here, wiped out. Chatting with friends on the phone brings me my only respite. I guess until I get a little better and get some of my strength back, I’ll just have to deal with the situation as it presents itself. I’ll just continue driving down this long road and keep my eyes peeled for an exit ramp to a better place.

“A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison.” – Francis Bacon

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