Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sneezy, Sniffly, Stuffy

September 12, 2012

I really hate this!  I am sneezing, sniffly, nose stuffy and generally achy and yucky!!!!   I know…’s that time of the year.  Doesn’t make one feel any better though!

I was hoping to get a few things done this week.  So far I have blown my nose a couple of thousand times and sneezed almost that many.  Soup is about the only thing that tastes halfway decent and I just want to lie around and do nothing.  Not that I don’t love soup…….it is one of my favorite things.  I guess it is like most things, if you have to do something it is not half as much fun as if you want to do it.

I was talking with a couple of my MS friends and they are having a rough time with sinus infections and colds also. One of the problems with those types of illnesses is that we are already burdened with a bad case of fatigue and this does not help the situation.

I am still thrilled with the cooler weather, though.  It is wonderful to get up in the morning and feel the crisp air.  It seemed like it was going to stay hot and humid forever. 

The trees are also trying to start showing off their pretty autumn colors.  Some of them are really beginning to look nice and colorful.  Like snow, the world in your own backyard takes on a new look and doesn’t seem like the same place. 

I am sitting here wondering where this autumn and winter will take us on our life’s journey.  I am getting more and more unable to walk very far and cannot walk at all without help.  We are, as all are, getting older.  My mother is getting more and more to the point where we don’t feel comfortable leaving her to care for Buffy and Hadji.  I hope we will not get to the place where we will be stuck at home all the time and become stifled in our lives.  I can pretty much entertain myself, but my husband and I do enjoy short trips, going out to eat and visiting friends and family.

Life is so full of ups and downs.  When our nephew, Jamie, had quadruple bypass surgery Monday, it almost seemed surreal.  He has always been such a lively, happy person who made everyone around him feel welcomed and loved.  Although I thank God for Jamie’s surgery going well, I wonder how he will be from this point on.  I hope it does not change him into a fearful, sad person.

I remember when I fell and broke my leg six years ago.  Although it mended nicely, I have been extra cautious about getting up out of my seat and starting to move forward.  I guess all happenings in our lives change us in one way or the other.

In talking with one of my MS friends today, she told me that there is another twist and turn in the neurology department in our county.  I have mentioned that there has been quite the turnover in that department and I have been under the care of three different doctors there in the past seven years.  Annie informed me that her neuro is now leaving that practice.  What is with these people?  Do they not realize that just up and leaving their patients to fend for themselves is not right?  No notice, no reference to another doctor, just leave!  She is now in the same boat I am in seeking another neuro.  Wish us luck!!

I hope all of you are well.  I am going to warm some chicken noodle soup and see about getting ready to go upstairs and take it easy for the rest of the day…….after I blow my nose………and spray my nose……and sneeze……and cough……



Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Sorry you are not feeling well. I just got over a cold myself. No fun. I hope you feel better soon.

Janie said...

Thanks Judy.....I know it will get better I just wish it would hurry up!! :)

Muffie said...

Janie, that stinks that you caught a cold! It won't be long until my allergies start up, then I'll be Blowy, Sneezey, Coughy, Snuffly, Wheezy, Droopy, and Grumpy -- the new seven dwarfs! Get well!

Janie said...

Thanks far it is just hanging in there and making me miserable.....has to run its course I guess.