Fingers Crossed

Each day I’m gradually becoming more functional. I feel like one of those toys that grow in water. Better than how I’ve been feeling like the unfortunate soul in the room with all the hanging air fresheners in the movie Seven.

I awakened in the morning today yet remained horizontal in the dark most of the time and had several naps. I bathed again, my face felt malleable like silly putty as I washed the film away. Too exhausted and weak to put the lotion on its skin. I’ve stopped sweating so much, yay. I’ve lost 5 pounds since Friday. I didn’t really barf all that much, it must be from not eating, drinking, and sweating so much. I changed the top sheet on my bed, was too weak to change anything else, but it helped. I wanted to change the pillowcases, but I’d have to launder them and put them back on, so that’ll have to wait. Note to self, purchase some extra pillowcases. I spritzed the linens with Beach perfume. I was afraid it would make me sick to my stomach, but it was refreshing. Sweet odors make me nauseated, that’s why I wanted mint lip balm.

I was able to eat again today and made myself drink the rest of the orange-flavored Hydralyte. Next is the strawberry-lemonade flavor. I have a pile of discarded bottles on the floor next to my bed, I’ll pick them up and recycle them when I’m feeling better. Drue went to the grocery store today so I had some instant grits to eat for supper, it was so comforting. I used my electric kettle to heat up the water for them. I love that thing.

I tuned into YouTube to watch election results this evening. It’s so close, it’s gut-wrenching.

I haven’t checked in on social media or anything, I need to tell everyone thank you for all their lovely birthday wishes, maybe tomorrow. I’m still so zombified. I’m thankful to be out of pain though except for a few aches. I’ve been sneezing a whole bunch since yesterday and that’s concerning. Oh well as long as it stays just sneezes and I continue to grow back into a functional human, I’m good and thankful.

Gonna get back in bed and see how the election’s going. Finger’s crossed.

Michelle Miyagi
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