Friday, 20 May 2016

Pass the Bucket – I think I’m Going to be Sick!

 

Oh boy, what a week!  I have spent the past four days in bed, grounded by a virus that has rendered me incapable of doing anything but sleep.

Apart from my stomach feeling like it has been clamped inside an 19th century corset, and having intermittent headaches and nausea, my symptoms haven’t been too horrendous. I haven’t had a temperature and neither have I been sick, physically.

What’s floored me is the feeling of total exhaustion. I just needed to sleep! We know we should listen to our bodies in such circumstances: snuggle down under the covers, switch off the CPU and shut down the system until recovered.

But life rarely affords such luxury. There’s a home to run; kids and a husband to deal with. I retract that last point. Hubby has been a trouper. He’s taken over the running of the house and dealt with the kids, all whilst keeping down a stressful job. But what he hasn’t been able to do is write my blog. Oh goodness, THE BLOG!!

And this got me thinking. What do other bloggers do when they’re ill? I haven’t posted as scheduled this week. I have barely been on social media. I have written very little. On a more specific blogging level, I haven’t trained at the gym and my skincare regime has gone kaput. This has all really bothered me. 

It is perhaps only at times of illness that we fully appreciate how finely tuned our bodies are and how quickly the rug can be pulled from underneath us. Without good health, life stands still. This week has made me realise just how important it is to look after my body, and perhaps listen to it more often than I do.  Are you guilty of that too?
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  1. I've just completed a 10 day detox so am feeling the total opposite at the mo, but it's horrible to feel so ill, sometimes we just need to listen to our bodies and rest up. Hope your feeling better very soon xx

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    1. Thanks Sharon. I think I'll need a detox after this! ;). Tx

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  2. So sorry to hear this. I hope you're feeling better by now... Hugs!

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  3. awwh hope you feel better soon! I took 2 weeks off last summer. Didn't explain just didn't post and came back to it refreshed and raring to go (was still tweeting mind) x

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    1. Yep a break can inject some renewed vigour inside of you. I'll view it like that! Thanks Sandra. Comforting words. Tx

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  4. I hope you feel better soon! It's rubbish being ill especially when you have kids to look after and a blog to run....

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    1. Thanks Kim. Life was certainly easier pre-kids! ;) Tx

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  5. It is so hard as a full time blogger when we feel ill. Nothing stops for me, I sleep when I can, still do the school run, and basically carry on until I drop.

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  6. Aw Hun, hope you feel better soon. I know the feeling only too well living with Arthritis, Fibro & CFS, it sucks. I don't work due to all the pain, migraines, poor sleep & it can affect my blog plus running the home/family. Good idea to take time out when you need it, just do what you can. I've just moved house & its hit me hard so only managed a couple of posts this week..you learn to do what you can. Health comes first!
    Heidi x

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    1. Thank you Heidi. Very comforting words. I too suffer from chronic migraines (well they would be if I wasn't so dosed up all of the time). Knowing you're not alone helps to get you through diffcult periods. Tx

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