Two Weeks Ago…
Looking back, it seems such a long time ago that my temperature began to rise alarmingly, and I thought the worst. I never once thought it could have anything to do with cystitis that had been plaguing me for years.
I mean, some things you simply must learn to live with, like your mother in law or the resident ghost.
This time, however, it was serious.
Cystitis had progressed from a simple bladder problem to a full-blown kidney infection, possibly both kidneys.
My doctor was in lockdown, so my family telephoned the helpline 111 for help. I was given a week’s course of a strong antibiotic and told to drink as much water as possible.
It was a nightmare of a week.
A week when death seemed preferable to the agony I was going through. I was semi-conscious most of the time and unwilling to eat. The pills were seriously upsetting my stomach and made my body hurt even more, which I did not think was possible.
After what felt like a lifetime of pain, my temperature finally slid slowly back down to normal, but I didn’t feel normal at all. That would happen gradually and I’m not quite there yet!
I have lost 7 lbs somewhere, but don’t feel any different.
As I am writing this, my body still hurts and my head refuses to function properly. I keep trying to think of all the projects I had planned before this happened and wonder how my muse is feeling. I hope it feels better than I do, for we have much work to catch up on, seeing as how I have been reminded of how valuable our time is…
And I have just wasted enough of it already…
©Jaye Marie 2020