back to normal!

I would say that in general I’m healthy and well – I guess I’m thinking about this because a dear friend is proper poorly at the moment. She has one of those annoying things which can’t be pinned down as anything in particular, so she can’t say ‘I’ve got a cold’ or ‘I’ve got a tummy upset’, or ‘I’m feeling a bit flu-ey’. Hopefully she is on the mend and will be fighting foit again very soon.

Eighteen months ago I had the dreaded covid, I only knew I had because the testing-thing (technical term) said I had. Husband had a similar result. So being ill, what should we do? We felt ok, but decided that maybe we should stay in bed, expecting the symptoms many poor people experienced, to strike us. Well, how fortunate we were that in fact our symptoms were negligible and by lunch time we got up and although we stayed away from anyone else until our tests were clear, we had no ill-effects. Fortunate indeed.

Last year I developed an eye infection, or so I thought. In fact is was shingles. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection of a nerve and the skin around it. It’s caused by the varicella-zoster virus. From having a sore eye to being in bed with a fever and horrible painful blisters on my forehead and scalp took a couple of days. What was worse, I felt really, really ill – ill like I felt ill when I was a child. Obviously my mum is no longer with us, but my husband was an admirable stand-in, ever attentive, but not fussing, bringing regular drinks most of which I didn’t drink, and being in general at my beck and call. Once I began to feel better I was still muddle-headed (more than usual) tired, lacking concentration and initiative, and in general pretty useless. Once I recovered, the fuzzy head and lack of concentration continued for several months – and to be honest, I’m not absolutely sure normal service has been resumed!

I guess I’m thinking about this now because my friend is ill, and I just hope she soon recovers, and is soon back on form, back to normal!


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