lizardek's obiter dictum lizardek Home Now Then Friends Info Ek Family
zird is the word [userpic]
I am considerably in awe of, quite dismayed by, and frankly, a bit threatened by the human body's ability to manufacture mucus. If only I could harness this power in some much less disgusting way! I'd make a fortune!

When sick, your whole world narrows down to the physical sensations that tend to consume all conscious thought. Things hurt that don't usually hurt, calling your otherwise oblivious attention to them. You didn't even know you HAD muscles there, much less that they could ache so much. Suddenly every square millimeter of space occupied by your sinuses becomes of utmost importance: BREATHING isn't usually such a chore or occupation.

Also, no one else notices or cares that much about how crappy you feel, unless you keep reminding them, and sympathy is a quickly used-up commodity. Outward signs are minimal: cracked lips, a paler complexion, that slightly glazed look. It's mostly your temper that frays and snaps and the fact that you keep disappearing into the bedroom to burrow under mounds of blankets that give things away, plus that awesomely growly voice you're developing. One would think that you've HAD all the cold viruses already, when you're this age. Shouldn't there be a statute of limitations on how many colds you can GET in one lifetime??

Wonderful Wintry Belated Birthday Wishes to ladyvox!
mood: sick
music: James Morrison—Wonderful World


My sympathies go out to you for your overmanufacturing mucus glands :)

Let's just say that I completely understand about the lack of sympathies, especially when outwardly you look good and healthy, but have as much energy as a squashed and salted slug.

I was actually thinking of you when I wrote that! I knew you'd know exactly what I meant. :)

I also understand. It's so annoying when you really don't want to be a whiner, but if you don't whine a wee bit no one will know how very miserable you are. Snot! Cough! Heavy stomach! Achy tailbone! Wah! (talking about me here...)

I'm going on day 9 of cold number 1,000 this winter and am going to try to go a day without nose spray. It ain't gonna be pretty.

Feel better soon!

A day without nose spray, when you have a head cold? HORROR!! You poor thing!! If being pregnant AND sick isn't the worst thing ever, I don't know what is. My sympathies!!!

October 2019
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31


lizardek's obiter photos
lizardek's obiter photos

Feeling generous? Be my guest!

I can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

Abraham Lincoln

obiter snippets

Layout thanks to dandelion.
Findus the cat as used in my user icon and header is the creation of Sven Nordqvist.