Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Betty succumbs

I did everything imagineable to ward it off. I took 1000 mg of vitamin C every hour. I sucked down liquid echinachea. I bought and ingested zinc capsules. I even took megadoses of vitamin A, not knowing for sure what effect that might have on my liver. I washed my hands hundreds of times per day while singing Happy Birthday. I slept 8 hours each night, and chanted "IWON'TgetsickIWON'TgetsickIWON'Tgetsick" during the waking hours.

I got sick. This is the virus which my child hosted last week, which features every symptom known to man. After 3 days of being totally incapacitated, I have dragged myself, dizzy and delirious with fever, to the computer to let you all know that I have not given up blogging.

5 comments:

garnet david said...

You are a trooper. We know you and your sidekick mexican football will be back soon, feisty as ever!

ME Strauss said...

I am so sorry that you are sick. That is really stinky.

Betty said...

Get this, Garnet and Liz- it got worse. My child started vomiting at around 1 am, so I've been up since then....no bedrest for Betty.

Ananke said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. I've used the I-won't-get-sick mantra many times. Never worked for me either. ;-)

jmbs said...

A surefire cure for the bug you've contracted is to wrap a warm Chihuahua (surely you can find one somewhere) around your neck and go to bed. You will be bright eyed and bushy tailed by morning---guaranteed!!!!
Sorry you're sick. I hope you feel better very soon.