Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Under a Fog

I have not been myself today.

I don't know if it's the lack of sleep, the bronchitis, the antibiotics, or the lack of working out for the past 4 days (that makes me cringe) - all of which are related to one another - but I am just not myself.

I couldn't take the choking cough anymore so I ended up going to the hospital last night. I understand that doctor appointments sometimes take longer than planned so patients have to wait, but that's why I scheduled my appointment to be the first of the day. No waiting, right? Wrong! The doctor arrived to work 40 minutes after my appointment was due to start. I was fuming. I knew exactly what I had, my annual bout of bronchitis, but no doctor wants to hear that the patient knows her diagnosis so I refrained from sharing. Two hours, two x-rays, a spirometry test, and antibiotics + antihistamines later, I was home.

I hate taking meds, so I know that is contributing to both my funk and my lack of sleep.

No cardio/strenuous workouts for me for a week. That in itself feels like torture.

This morning I sat down to plan my week's menu. My mind went blank. I couldn't decide what to cook at all. Nothing. No ideas. Even old recipes were uninspiring. So I gave up.

I went to the bank to take care of some work where I was tortured by the most incompetent bank employee who didn't know that the currency of England was the British Pound and that it was part of the United Kingdom. I'm not sure how I managed to leave the bank without strangling her, but I resisted. I don't like using the word stupid, but she was indeed STUPID.

I headed to the grocery store with no menu in mind and no list in hand. I never do that. WTF? My mind was just in a fog.

Nothing else to do but stock up on protein - meat and chicken for D, shrimps and fish for me, plus lots of veggies and some Greek yogurt. No brainer really. No junk food in the house means there's no junk food to eat.

I really wanted to go to the gym, even if it was just to walk, but seeing how winded I felt just carrying all the groceries up the stairs, I though I best listen to the doctor for now. I don't want a setback before I've even really started to recovery.

So I was restless at home for the rest of the day. I decided to de-clutter which always makes me feel better, though until the task is complete I do feel a bit anxious. Slowly but surely I'm making my way through the mounds and mounds of all the papers collected over the past 4.5 years of my PhD research.

I'm hoping that tomorrow the fog will have lifted and I'll be more like myself.


  1. oh my goodness, you poor thing.

    It sucks when you have to miss out on workouts. But you are legit sick, so don't be too hard on yourself. You know you will be right back in there as soon as you feel better. No burpee is worth death :)

    Sounds like you did a good job at the grocery store. Hey, sometimes meat & veggies is all ya need.

    Hope you feel better asap!

    1. Thanks Jenn. Am feeling so restless! Just want to get back to the Box!

  2. I hope you feel better soon.

  3. Continue to take care of yourself and recover. Hope you get well quickly. :)

    1. Me too Caron!! Thanks :)

  4. Sorry to hear you're so ill! There's not much worse than being sick and feeling generally funky and lousy. Hope the meds kick in soon and you get back to feeling good again!

    1. Thanks Kris. I'm just trying to be patient!

  5. I'm so behind in my reading, and I hope that you're already feeling better. I've had bronchitis too many times to count, so I know your pain. Take it easy and rest.


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