Underneath my yellow skin

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

It’s been two-and-a-half weeks since I got sick, and goddamn it, it’s tiring. By now, I know mostly how’s it’s going to play out. Flu-like symptoms for a few days, cold symptoms for a day, perhaps a cough or a sniffle. Last year, I had sinus issues as well. This year, I had something new happen. TMI for effluvia. Fair warning if you have a delicate stomach, then skip the next part. Last Friday night, I was sitting on the couch when my stomach started cramping up in a painful way. I staggered to the bathroom, only to find I was constipated. I strained and strained, and when I finally could, go, it was diarrhea. Then, more stomach cramping, and I could tell I wasn’t done yet. I was on that toilet for nearly half an hour, which puzzled an delighted my cat (he loves being petted as I sit on the deity. Probably because I can’t leave).

I was better the next morning, but still shaky. I have digestive issues, anyway, and I think I ate something that didn’t agree with my stomach. My flu-like symptoms were gone, though, which made me happy. I went to taiji yesterday for the first time since I got sick, and it was good, but now I’m pretty tired. In addition, there is construction in the parking lot of the studio, and parking on the street is difficult to find because of other construction, so I ended up having to park about a half mile away from the studio. Well, there’s a parking lot that we can use, but I didn’t know exactly where it was. Walking is a bugaboo for me. I used to walk four miles a day, and I still hated it. Walking is not fun for me to do, probably because I have lung issues, so having to walk half a mile to class and another half back to my car afterwards while I was still recovering from being sick was not a good thing.

Today, most of the flu-like symptoms are gone, but I have a slight cough. It’s not great, but I’ll take the trade-off.

Here is a video of a tiny hamsters as tiny zombies. It’s fucking adorable.

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