Getting Better Now

let your hopes, not your hurts shape your future

one day I will see sights like this again

It’s not the cough that kills you ~ it just feels like it might.

I still have the cough / difficulty breathing , the headache, and the temperature / sweating, but I am so much better than I was a few days ago.  At the beginning of the week I only wanted to be asleep, and my sleep patterns were very disrupted.  It isn’t normal to be awake all night, then sleeping most of the day in front of the TV instead. I had no appetite, forgot to take my cold medication and vitamin pills, and could only drink Lucozade, (an energy drink for the sick), mixed 50-50 with water.

Until yesterday the idea of showering, shaving, washing my hair was just an impossibility.

But yesterday I got myself clean, cooked a hot meal, (tomato soup out of a can), and even ate most of it.  This morning I made coffee, and made some plans for today.

I don’t think I’ve left the garret since I got sick, which I think was on my birthday, March 23rd, so today I’m going out, as far as the store…..

Recovering from this virus needs to be the same as when I was recovering from pneumonia, pleurisy, and the 5 broken ribs that went along with that.;

  • Take it easy
  • Get plenty of rest and sleep
  • Do something to exercise my mind
  • Have a little exercise and get some fresh air
  • Eat properly, drink plenty of fluids, take my vitamins

The number of fatalities here in England is still going up, and our Prime Minister is in hospital with COVID-19.  It looks as though the current lockdown in England is going to continue for a while yet, maybe to the end of April.  So, I have plenty of time to recover properly before I’m tempted to do very much, or go anywhere.

Take it easy everyone, take care, don’t worry, try to be happy.


jack collier

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6 responses

  1. I’m sorry to know you’ve also been ill. I am in week three. I seldom cough now, but when I do, it still burns 😦 The headache was a killer, and came back several times with almost the intensity of the one at onset. I’m so sorry you’re still dealing with the headache. And the sweats! Ugh! My biggest hurdle is fatigue and body ache. That’s never left me. Isn’t it terrible that we can count ourselves as lucky?!? My heart goes out to everyone who’s struggling and grieving and fearful.
    Feel better soon, Jack.

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    1. OH! The fatigue and aches and pains. Uuughhh
      Joey, you get better soon Darling. I will pray for you tonight. ❤ ❤ ❤


  2. I haven’t had your version of sick, but gads, I hate this. I keep feeling I will get better and I am..then, I feel like going back to bed. Except I’m afraid to recline cuz I’ll be dizzy!
    I am so glad you are recovering!!! xo

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    1. I’m getting better every day, but it’s still two steps forward and one step back. It’s having the constant headache and no fucking energy that’s getting to me.
      Kris, I’m thinking of yu and I will pray for you at bedtime tonight. ❤ ❤ ❤


  3. Glad you’re better … let the light shine in. 🌵💗

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    1. Thank you Jan. Your healing thoughts make me feel much better.

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