Every little thing requires effort. None of which I have. It's amazing how even walking up and down a few flights of steps takes everything out of you.
I've been taking my medication (cefdinir, for those curious) and for the first time since this past weekend am starting to feel somewhat alive. The past few days, though, have been super challenging. Yesterday I even felt worse. I couldn't take the dogs out, I couldn't make food, I had a small appetite with no sense of taste but knew I needed to get some solid nutrition into my body. On top of that, I would feel really 'energized' for an hour and then would literally just about collapse.
I'm doing my best to take things hour by hour. I'm fortunate to have an amazing work team that is understanding of my current capacity; working from home also really helps at times like this. Because to be honest, work is sort of the distraction I need when I can't sleep. I can sit in bed, stay up to date on emails, manage to keep some things moving along. Plus, I get really stressed out when I'm not working because I'm thinking about everything I'm missing. Sounds silly, but keeping up with some work right now - as I can - is probably helping my health.
I'm really not good at being sick. I hate sitting still. I don't like to watch TV. But this pneumonia has me scared enough that I am taking it super easy and listening to my body. The beautiful weather is helping, too. Having the windows open and letting fresh air in the house is keeping me sane. Not to mention, Coaly loves it.
Then Shaun made us a wonderful (or so I'm told, because I could barely taste it) dinner. A mixed greens salad with cucumber, celery, carrots, red onion, tomatoes, chicken straight off the grill and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. It was the first real meal I've eaten in days and I managed not to throw it up. Jackpot!
And the winner of the non-existent 'let's cheer Julie up' contest for the day goes to Tyler, who tweeted the below picture of our time in Cape Cod last August. Damn right I caught that fish and damn right we cooked it for dinner. It was delicious. Aren't my shades pretty sweet, too? Black & yellow all the way, baby.
Summer, please get here soon! I promise to be healthy for you!