I promise you...I am never, ever going to take my health for granted again. After being down for the count nearly every day since just before New Year's Eve, I feel like I have a new-found appreciation for wellness and life without medication.
Just before Christmas I spent some time visiting my longtime neighbor of 18 years. She is a retired schoolteacher and has been one of my dearest friends since moving into our La Chaumière de Briarwood back in July of '92. A couple of years ago she developed a serious lung condition and if I understand her illness correctly, it is like having chronic pneumonia and her prognosis for a full recovery is slim. Save for the healing touch of God she will never live life without the aid of added oxygen again. I was shocked when I saw how her health had declined and how very fast how all we know in life can change due to illness.
This morning as I gulped down two very strong antibiotics and swigged the nastiest tasting of all cough medicines, I found renewed thankfulness in seeing an end to the flu-madness that has gripped our home (and bodies).
Thank you again for your notes and prayers. I keep saying we've 'turned the corner' on this horrible bug and that I believe our worst days are now behind us. I pray it is true. I hope to be back on top of my life this week even though I'm taking things slow. Still, given my nature I can't wait to be back in the full-swing of things and return to life as I know and love it.
My hubby did return to work today and somehow, that in and of itself, helps me to feel that all is right and good.
Blessings to you. I've been missing you more than I can say.
Love to you this awesome Monday...