The State of Me

When you’re in relatively good health, it’s easy to take things for granted. Now that I’m half-sedated with meds and buried in a mountain of tissue, I’m trying to fight back the compulsiveness to overdo things. There’ll be plenty of time for that when my body’s prepared to take the punishment. 🙂

Hindsight, twenty-twenty, etc…I should have seen a week (or two) like this coming where I’m simply unproductive. I’ve tried to work on my story, but I don’t care what anyone tells you–hacking up phlegm every thirty seconds in a Benadryl-induced haze does not make for good writing.

I’ll see you guys soon, I promise, and with an avalanche of stories to boot.

-Phillip

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14 thoughts on “The State of Me”

  1. Dude, what a drag! Hope this doesn’t last too much longer …

    I don’t know … a story called “The Benadryl Diaries” could go somewhere. 😉

    1. Haha, the Benadryl Diaries would either be a breakthrough hit or the biggest contributor to a local book burning party.

    1. Thanks, Carrie. And you nailed in the last sentence…always the tricky part. But the poor little guy is sick now too, so we’re all miserable. 🙁 Hoping it all passes quickly.

    1. It showed up! I have the problem sometimes too, where it looks like the comment never went through. Oh WordPress….

  2. I always find when ill, my body craves foods that will make it worse and that I suddenly forget all knowledge of what it was like to be well. Even just after 2 or 3 days, the very concept of being able to breathe through ones nose seems unbelievable – like it never truly happened.

    1. YES! Like, I know I should not be consuming any dairy because it does not help with phlegm, but I couldn’t resist the Ben and Jerry’s on day three… And breathing through my nose–I don’t have much in my wallet at the moment, but I’d gladly empty it for the ability to just breathe normally again.

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