Saturday, January 6, 2018

Relapse

Lying on my back, on the bed
My chest heaves as though I had just run a marathon
Rather than slowly make my way to the sink
to cough up a large yellow ball of slime

The past two weeks have been grand.
Eric home, parties and gifts
Family, friends: no time for the laptop
Bloggers on my mind but tucked in a desk drawer

He is on the road again
My plans included dinner with the girls
Catching up on mail; both postal and internet
A weekend of productivity with work looming ahead

There is a jack hammer in my chest
It sounds with every breath and keeps me awake
I stay perfectly still, try not to rupture the volcanic cough
that sends me into the bathroom again

Like a cat with a hairball
I wheeze
Face melting under the strain of mucus
Eyes dry but watery, how can that be?

The relapse has come in full force
Strong and powerful
Condemning any chance I have

At peace.

22 comments:

  1. Amy,
    Hope you are under a Dr's care and with an antibiotic in hand. That is what was very necessary for me to get well. Thinking about you.......... get strong, be strong!
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith. If I sound like this tomorrow, I'll make my way to the clinic for sure.
      Amy

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  2. Oh Yuck!! I also hope you are on prescribed meds....get better!
    hugs abby

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    1. Trying to do it "naturally". Not working. Sigh.
      Amy

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  3. Oh Amy you poor girl, you sound dreadful. As the others said hope you are under a doctors care. You obviously need something and a miracle cure to work fast.
    Sending positive healing vibes your way. Take care.
    Hugs Lindy xx

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    1. Thank you Lindy. Thinking of you everyday. Sending good luck vibes your way.
      Amy

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  4. Time to rest and take care of yourself, do what’s needed to shake this thing. May it be short lived so that you’re on your feet in no time. Get better soon.

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    1. Appreciate it Laurel. I felt better for thirty seconds today so I cleaned a sink with bleach and then found myself back in bed.
      Amy

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  5. Hi Amy, I am so sorry you are still so poorly. Hope you have been to the Doctor's. Get better soon.
    love Jan, xx

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    1. Hi Jan, Why I fight going to a doctor, I have no idea. Amy

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  6. How awful, Amy. I think it was Shakespeare that said,

    "Get thee to a doctor!"

    Can't believe you had enough energy to write a poem. Get well soon, lady.

    Sending Healthy Wishes,
    Ella

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    1. LOL, that's about all I did yesterday.
      Amy

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  7. You poor thing, sending prayers your way...
    --Baker

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    1. Not sharing with you this time - stay away from me! ;)
      Amy

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  8. Sending prayers and healing energy your way...please don't try to tough it out, Amy...get thee to a doctor asap!

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. It's Monday - I'll make the call. Yes ma'am!
      Amy

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  9. oh it sounds like a horrid virus. i prefer holistic healing too but sometimes chemicals work better. hope you get to a doctor soon!

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    1. I don't think I've been this miserable...ever! Waiting on a call back from the doctor.
      Amy

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  10. Amy, so sorry you’ve got the dreaded lurgy back. Hope you’ve heard from the doc and have the medicine you need. Get well soon!
    Rosie xx

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    1. Saw the doc, Rosie. Meds started today. Hope this helps.
      Amy

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  11. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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