[pinterest]It is only January 22nd, maybe I’m a little behind?
My saga began Oct 9th with an inner ear virus, it put me down for over a week, I mean horizontal for over a week, very dizzy, had to hold on to furniture and doorways, dizzy made me queasy, enough said on that, you get the picture. One has to wear out a virus, antibiotics don’t do a thing. Followed up with ENT due to my schedule, he gave me a script for prednisone to help me through a couple commitments, it helped. But when I went off the prednisone, symptoms worsened again, followed by day by day small improvements. Then we (Russ and myself both) dealt with a 48 hour bug that also set back the inner ear virus healing for me. Felt I was finally gaining ground in December, the house was decorated by Dec 22nd, much less decor than normal, but I liked the simple decor for a change. Then Christmas arrived along with bronchitis, another virus, it hit both Russ and I at the same time, we were a pitiful pair coughing and coughing. Another virus to wear out and of course it wears us out. Sleep at night with coughing fits, nap during the day, about three weeks later the coughing was better so that we were sleeping at night and days were much better. It is a slow process to regain stamina after these health issues.
I had a trip to NY to work scheduled this month, decided could manage, worked during the day, eat an early dinner, then get in jammies and robe and crawl in bed to read when there was nothing on TV. Got a lot of rest and good sleep and the work went well!
Now over three months later, I think I’m over most everything with a little lingering lightheadedness from the inner ear virus from time to time, it is weird, but so much better I can deal with it. I think I may try driving the car this week! What a bumpy end to 2012 and beginning to 2013.
This is why I’ve been quiet. After bronchitis hit us, I really didn’t care about blogging or facebook, much less answering email or chatting, was barely able to take care of business, which thankfully is much slower during the Holidays. We survived and are looking forward to a ‘healthy’ 2013!
My Mother’s macular degeneration is still active in her right eye, she has another set of shots to endure. I really hate how it stresses her with all her other health issues. Thankfully my niece has been a huge help. I did not want to get near mother with our health issues, so I haven’t seen her in weeks, but we talk on the phone.
While I was ‘down’ so to speak I had moments I wanted to do something, so I covered some more hexi’s and revised the little red/white feather tree skirt. When I made it for Christmas 2011, I used it at the base of a 12″ feather tree. This year I used it at the base of a 24″ feather tree and it seemed small.
Now I’m frustrated, I can’t load pictures to my Blog this morning, they made improvements and all I upload is a blue question mark. grrrr [[all better now!]]
On the upside — I wish us all a Happy and Healthy New Year!