Thursday, 4 May 2017

Old age blues.

Since getting home at the weekend I have experienced real old age. Nothing works!
The cough gave way to a streaming cold...I spent yesterday sneezing. This produced unwanted side effects which I don't need to go into here....
I have slept a lot. Wrapping myself in a duvet I have moved around the house...just getting from A to B has been a challenge!
I have actually been using the stair lift uttering grateful thanks as I go....
I have no appetite for food and have started forcing small amounts of soup down occasionally.
My first day home last weekend before this dam bug struck I had started my car and taken it for a run so I think it should start.
Which is good news because I do want to go out and vote this morning.
Using my vote has always been important to me and I know both of the young men who are standing...
There are no party affiliations down here....just slightly different points of view!
Since getting home I have only once got to the end of my garden...I am now very weak...but I am going to give it a go!
But first I need a shower.
Pathetic! My first real taste of being an old woman has worried me but there seems little I can do about it....apart from trying to carry on regardless!
I am praying that this is a momentary lapse....and that normal service will be resumed soon....
Today will be a test.



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3 comments:

  1. Hurray! I've never been so jubilant over getting to a polling both...but I did it....I'm reluctant to assume too much but there is now light at the far end of my tunnel...mixed metaphors not withstanding!

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  2. Hopefully the Light of Jesus Christ, holding you in his loving arms and comforting you.

    While I am not as aged as you, I too struggle, particicularly if I have a cold or infection. As I am diabetic, it now seems to effect me much more than in the past.

    My diabetes is controlled by medication and diet, but it still leaves you a little more susceptible to any infection going around. Us soft southerners seem too be liable to whimpering, not like you hardy northerners.

    I do hope that your recovery is swift and you are restored to be that healthy, mature woman that we love and admire.

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  3. Hi Jean,
    One of my readers pointed me in your direction. I too have returned from Boudicca having been taken ill the last few days on board. Normally a healthy 87 year old the last few days on board were quite frightening - I was confined to my cabin and feared I would be taken off by helicopter dumped in a foreign hospital to die alone. It was my eighth cruise - seven with Fred Olsen and I will never cruise again as I fear it would kill me eventually. I still don't feel myself and am trying to get some medical info and receipts from ROL and Fred Olsen. I hope you will feel quite well again soon. Good luck with the phone call.
    Pat Mackay
    http://patspastimperfect.blogspot.com/

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