A Dull Sunday Story

A Dull Sunday Story

Thank you to those who noticed I didn’t send out a Sunday story last week. I slept the entire day and night, waking up only to eat and then going right back to sleep.

I wasn’t being a slug, I promise.

After a fabulous trip in July, I came home with COVID-19, which took me out for ten days. I started feeling better and thought I had turned a corner. Not. Then came sinusitis and bronchitis. That did me in, so I slept all day last Sunday.

Except for my foggy COVID brain, little energy, and a slight cough, I feel much better, so here I am with you today.

But I have no idea what to write about. Usually, I hear something, see something, or do something I think might be of interest. Not this week. All my energy went to fulfilling my commitments and giving myself the time and space needed to recover, but that’s not easy.

My mind tells me to suck it up and get moving. My ever-expanding to-do list calls out to me constantly. I believe I should be full of energy and inspiration by now, but I haven’t had a creative thought in weeks. I think, so many people have it far worse than this, so get over yourself.

So, here we are—me writing a dull Sunday story, and you reading it, maybe.

How do you take care of yourself when you’re sick? What do you do to surrender and accept what is? What’s one thing you do to feel better?

I could use your healing energy today.

Until next time, happy writing, everyone.

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Kitty Mendoza
Kitty Mendoza
10 months ago

So sorry to hear of your illness and love how you shared the experience of lack of inspiration. I appreciate how you still wrote about it. When I am ill, I take it as a message that I need to stop doing and just be present with what is. Namaste.

marian gardner
marian gardner
10 months ago

Patricia – it has been a long time since I have participated in your writing events – life has been busy – but tonight you showed up on my Facebook page and I think for a reason – sorry you had Covid – my husband John was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease (CIDP) in 2019 – 109 days in either hospital or rehab that year – back on the golf course by May 2020 – even shot an 83 a few days before his 86th birthday in November 2021. But a friend died of Covid and he had never had… Read more »

Linda Peterson
10 months ago

Best wishes for you to feel better soon.

Orah Zamir
10 months ago

I don’t get sick anymore since I stopped eating sugar, flour and most starches. I take 1000 mg of vitamin C every day and 50 mg of zinc. Like Etzy says, I listen to my body. Do you have a program for self-care? Especially as someone who gives so much of yourself, self-care is very important. I am sure everyone here wants you to be healthy and be here and, so wants you to take good care of yourself.

JOHN ROCHE
10 months ago

Are those your feet in the picture? If they are you have more things to worry about than being sick…YOU NEED A PEDICURE. Get up off your ass and get to the salon.

David Godin
10 months ago

My wife and I are such opposites. When she is sick she powers through it, refusing to slow down even when she should, like the bloodied hero battling the forces of evil, serously wounded and exhausted, not oly refusing to surrender,but attacking. I curl up in a fetal position and sleep, wrapping myelf in a blanket as if it were a cocoon, and I a sick caterpillar waiting for the disease to pass so I can emerge as a a happy and healthy butterfly(moth?). My wife has little sympathy, complaining men are babies, getting “man colds” and feigning death where… Read more »

Kit Dwyer
10 months ago
Reply to  David Godin

I see you’ve completed the mini course on metaphor and simile, David. Bravo!

David Godin
10 months ago
Reply to  Kit Dwyer

What gave me away?

Etya Krichmar
10 months ago

Patricia, in cases like yours, I listen to my body. It tells me when to become a couch potato or move around. Take as much as you to recover. You will catch up later. People understand. I am sending you hugs, love and healing energy. Hope you will feel better.

Maureen Heakin
Maureen Heakin
10 months ago

When I get sick, the ONLY thing that works for me is SLEEP. I have COPD, and have had several bouts of illness this year – starting with Covid in January and continuing with respiratory infections following two trips this Spring and Summer. Just sleep and drink fluids – it truly is the best. When you are sleeping, you are healing. Do not jump up to your normal level before your body is ready. As someone else said, this invites secondary infection which just knocks you down for a longer time. Take a breather; everyone understands that we all occasionally… Read more »

Kit Dwyer
10 months ago

Great reality post – thank you for sharing both mental and physical vulnerabilities with your tribe. I’m guessing most of us have been there, relating on more than one level of what your describe. . . Some things I do to heal inner self and get back on track: Get more sleep. Listen to favorite music or podcast. Watch a clean comedy short to get me laughing. Pet the dog. Do one small kind thing for someone else (You’ve posted this story!). Indulge in fav bath/shower). Light a candle while you envision good energy. Sit quietly, recite/read silently your favorite… Read more »

Kit Dwyer
10 months ago
Reply to  Kit Dwyer

dang… I just tested positive for COVID19 also. Guess the beast is not slayed yet.

DIANE GOSHEFF
DIANE GOSHEFF
10 months ago

Your body knows what is needed to heal and regain your energy. It knocks you down without hope of getting “up” until it’s time to burst forth with renewed energy and wellness. Resting body, mind, and guilt are the best goals for you right now. Attempting to return to normal life way too early will cause a relapse and more time spent down and out. You will slowly awake and be aware of the right time to rise again. For that you can thank your body. Obviously you, the energizer bunny in human form, needed a good rest. Sending you… Read more »

jas newman
jas newman
10 months ago

We’re just glad to hear that you’re feeling better. Rest, relax, and rehydrate.

Nancy Archibald
10 months ago

Thanks for sharing this story about experiencing the lack of energy that is so typical with COVID-19. Take care of yourself and take one day at a time. My thoughts are with you.

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