I often see and hear jokes about ‘man flu,’ where men are deemed to be weak and pathetic at the slightest hint of a cold. I actually find the term quite demeaning – in my household, it’s totally the opposite – The Bloke will get up as normal and soldier on, whereas I will retreat to my bed, sniffling and feeling sorry for myself for several days until the worst of it has passed.
I haven’t been ill in a long time – I certainly can’t remember the last point where I had a severe cold, so when my sister arrived to stay last Monday night and quickly announced ‘I think I’m coming down with something,’ I didn’t really think anything of it. However, I was a bit worried on Wednesday when I started to feel a little off. I carried on, hoping it would go away, until Friday night when I ached all over, was full of a cold and had developed a nasty cough. Unfortunately, it hit at the worst possible time – I’m supposed to be running a half-marathon in a week’s time and I’ve got plenty of exciting things planned, and I didn’t want it to be spoiled.
It has pretty much ruined the last half-week of blogging, as every time I have attempted to write I have ended up with a huge headache. I’ve spent the majority of the time wrapped up in several fluffy blankets, dosing myself up with paracetamol and cough medicine, snoozing my way through several episodes of The Flash (which I’ll now have to watch again) and being cuddled by a sympathetic cat. So, now it has begun to clear slightly, I have a lot to catch up on. I’ve been to the 25th anniversary performance of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, I’ve been asked to test a sample of products by Organique in Birmingham and I’ve got a restaurant review, on top of updating everyone on my Pinterest progress, replying to comments and reading the hundreds of posts that I have missed both in my reader and through #SundayBlogShare.
Looking forward to catching up with you all! Hope you’re all doing well!
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Feel better soon my dear! ❤
Thanks my lovely! I’m getting there – plenty of cough syrup and tissues. Actually, that sounds wrong…
I was wondering about you, sorry to hear you have been feeling so ill.
I have to watch The Flash now. M watched it all without me but is being generous enough to rewatch it with me, ha ha.
Haha! It’s certainly worth the watch – it’s great so far (well, the bits I haven’t slept through!)
I hope you feel better soon! Nasty bugs!
I had a strange year of illness as well. Flu last winter after getting the flu shot – wrong formula this past year. Strep throat at same time as flu. Ankle broken on both tibia and fibula bones just before Valentine’s Day. And then pneumonia this past summer – summer! – after I’d had the PneumoVax and Prevnar 13 shots, though the second vaccination probably hadn’t had time to become effective. Not trying to one-up you on illness, just to commiserate about how miserable it feels to be sick. So you know I mean it, Suzie, when I say I hope you’re feeling much better very soon.
Oh my gosh I didn’t realise you’d had to deal with all that! I’ll take my little cold and go and get on with it haha!
Wasn’t it only a year ago or so that you spent a very scary week in the hospital? Had me worried for you.
No it was well over 18 months ago – Feb 2014 I think? Can’t believe you remember that!
Oh I am really sorry that you have not been well Suzie. I have to admit to being one of those people that made fun of my husband’s ‘man flu.’ Having said that, Ihave got the return of a virus that I had a couple of weeks ago and am feeling pretty damn grotty and sorry for myself! It is great to see you back, and hope you are rested and recovered. 🙂
Aww thanks my lovely – so sorry that you are feeling grotty yourself! Feel better soon!
Get well soon, Suzie, the writing can wait.
Thanks Richard – hope you’re doing well!
Hope you feel better soon!
Thanks my lovely!
If you want to look instantly refreshed you should try that stuff i got 🙂
I saw! Looks amazing – I’m going to show my mum that…
It’s awesome, truly magical potion lol
Aw, I wondered (when you were so quiet on Sunday) if you had gone away again…or were ill. I’m sorry it’s been the latter 😦 I hope you feel better soon, Suzie. A huge (virtual) hug from me x
Thanks so much my lovely – I did try and log in but just felt awful. I love Sunday blog share so I was gutted!
Hope you’re feeling better! xxx
Feel better soon!
Feel better soon. If you can’t sleep, watch some soccer! 🙂
Thanks Airin! Don’t worry, it’s all about the rugby over here at the minute!
Yes, I know. Ireland just beat France. My favorite wee Irish lass is constantly updating me on her favorite team and all their injuries. 🙂
Haha! I haven’t watched as much as I would like – after we got knocked out I lost interest a bit and then seemed to be missing matches!
Well, I’m rooting for Ireland, so my team it still in it! 🙂
Thought you’d been a bit quiet of late – hope you’re feeling better, sending lots of get-well wishes xx
Thanks my lovely!
Hope you feel better real soon! Xo
I too find that saying demeaning!
Nihaad – the little blog of STUFF
Thank you Nihaad – and please forgive the late reply!
Get well soon, Suzie.
If you have a dry tickley cough then drinking some pineapple juice will help get rid of it and help you sleep without coughing all the time. Something my Gran told me – and it seems to work for me.
Thanks Hugh – I don’t know whether that was psychological or not but it bloody well worked!
Please get well soon, Suzie!!:)
Whoa! SO sorry to hear you’ve been sick. Take care of yourself first. Everything will still be there….
Thank you my lovely, and please forgive the late reply!
I hope you’re doing better in the meantime. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Thanks my lovely! I sent you a DM on Twitter
Hope you feel better soon, Suzie. That cat looks so cuddly. I’m a dog person but I’ve recently been watching a series called “The Secret Lives of Cats” and it’s been eye-opening. They’ve stuck cameras on the cats and tracked their movements. It was filmed in the Uk so perhaps you’ve seen it.
I have also been unwell coughing and spluttering and not going far. My body depends on those daily walks and it’s seized up like a rusty gate. About the only upside is that I’ve been reading Geoffle’s books. This has been quite a different experience reading fiction when I know the author pretty well. Also, I haven’t really read any INdie fiction before and I know this might sound strange but after seeing the covers on his blog all this time, I was quite surprised when they popped out of their packaging and were real books. I ordered the real thing because I wanted Geoff to sign them and to keep them. It also allowed me to do my usual thing of writing all over them. I read book 2 first and photographed it under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and am intending to attempt photographing the dogs reading it but suspect I’ll need assistance.
Take care & best wishes,
Thanks my lovely! Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell too – I need to get Geoffle’s books too! I’m currently working my way through Helen’s (Journey to Ambeth) and I’m really enjoying them!
I have quite a quirky sense of humour and have posted my dog reading the book and also photographed it by Sydney Harbour and Luna Park. I’m hoping we’ll get to the beach tomorrow. Hope you’re feeling better and I highly recommend Geoff’s book. I felt a bit misty eyed when they finished…always the sign of a good book! xx Rowena
That sounds like fun – and it’s always good to get the animals involved haha!