going viral…

…in the traditional sense.

Yes, I’ve been struck down by the lurgy this week, variety unknown, bar the fact it makes me feel pretty awful.  I feel like I’m being chewed up by some horrible creature.  Yes, I have the tendency to anthropomorphise (it comes from the same part of my imagination which has a habit of finding an analogy in everything).

In some ways it’s been a relief to discover that there’s a specific reason for the exhaustion I’ve been feeling – those who have experience of CFS/ME will know that dramatically worsening fatigue is always worrying – but none the less it is not pleasant.

Still, hopefully it won’t attack me for too long.  I hate not knowing what to do with myself…I want to distract myself from feeling ill, but feel too ill to do much.  I suppose I just have to put up with it.

What’s your favourite pastime when you’re ill?


7 thoughts on “going viral…

  1. I curl up on the sofa under a quilt – dividing my time between dozing, reading, and watching weird daytime TV [those odd freeview channels with women making greetings cards and guys restoring boats] – and every so often drinking a cup of tea or six!

    hope you feel better soon.

  2. I’m (almost) ashamed to say that I’m rarely ill, so can’t offer any practical suggestions. However you might smile at my recollection of illness when a boy. Once the worst had passed, and I had to stay in bed – probably until my temperature had fallen – I would busy myself with reading books, comics and anything that came to hand, then call my long-suffering mother upstairs with one thing after another to play with. By the time I was allowed downstairs again, it seemed that half the living room had migrated, and had to be brought down with me!

  3. Depends on the severity of the ME/CFS symptoms. When it’s just a normal ‘feel tired, lack energy and concentration’ kind of day then I like to read, browse/shop on line, speak to a friend/family member, rest, relax, chill out, eat chocolate, drink tea, eat more chocolate etc. If it’s a serious bout of sickness then I delight in the attention of my attentive, personal slave (aka my husband) as I recline in a darkened room and try to pretend it’s not the middle of the day (and it’s really OK to still be in bed even if it is), with a good book, grapes, tea etc at hand. It can feel deliciously decadent to be waited on for a time!

    Hope you soon feel better.

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