A Portrait of the Blogger as a Sick Puppy

With profuse apologies to James Joyce.

When you sweat the bed first it is warm and then it gets cold. Claaammy, Claaaaamy, Clammy’s in love. Kick them off! Kick them off! Ah, air. No no too cold. Covers. Covers and hot water bottle. Hug hot water bottle. Mmmmm warm… Why do my ribs hurt? I think I smell weird. Yeah, I definitely smell weird. Sweat. Gross. Fluids, fluids, fluids, bed rest. The water’s too cold. The tea is too hot. Oh god not sweat again. I ALREADY SMELL WEIRD.

Warm nourishing broth. I would like it to stay inside this time please. Ohh that’s why my ribs hurt. Sleep, sleep, fitful sleep. Sit up. Turn to side. The other side. Stomach? Nope nope nope nope definitely not stomach. Curled up in fetal. With trusty hot water bottle.

Through swimming eyes, 50 comments. Kind, thoughtful, funny. sweet. Warmer than a hot water bottle. I am suffused with gratitude.

41 thoughts on “A Portrait of the Blogger as a Sick Puppy

  1. I am seconding Patrea…you have now become the best blogger ever with this post, it is clear we will all still be here when you recover. You are missed.

  2. My friend, you have the flu. When you get the pain, kyou know you have the flu. Usually when one things one has the flu one has some kind of a stomach ailment. The pain can be severe is a symptom of the genuine article. You might have to suffer thru this for a few days, or even a week, can be more.

    Did you get the flu shot? I have only had the genuine flu one time and that year I got the shot. I still get them tho. As you now understand, being expert on this illness, the flu can be a big deal. Good luck old buddy! Get some light reading and hunker down.

  3. Take care for a speedy recovery you are my morning read on the train to work and there is nothing I could enjoy more on that soulless trip

  4. Well, gosh, Liv, that sucks. No advise from me: you know what you need. I think I had that earlier this season; somehow I seem to have transmitted it somehow to a friend in Gloustershire via the internet. Leastwise, he got sick a few days after I did. Long distance commiseration. Things work differently these days. I’m looking forward to having you back creating your delighteous blog. No more than you are, I’m sure.

  5. I have just recently come across your blog.

    I very much enjoy what I both read and see on here. And I look forward to seeing what else you will be posting about.

    In the meantime, please take care of yourself. And if things get worse (Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that they won’t), please go and see a doctor.

    I am thinking of you. And I hope that you are soon feeling better. :).
    Olga

  6. I WAS COMPLETELY CONDUNDERED LAST YESTERDAY! I WAS UNABLE TO COMMENT BECAUSE OF SOME STUPID INTERNETER ERROR TRYING TO VIEW THIS PAGE. I COULDN’T TELL YOU ABOUT IT BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT YOU TO WORRY WHILE YOU WERE BEING SICK.

    Ahem.

    Please continue getting more better and less sicker.

    :boogie: :chicken:

  7. Just catching up on blogs and saw this. Sorry you were sick, but very glad you’re better now! If nothing else, we got a great look at your personality, which valiantly shone through all the yuck in this post.

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