Sittin On A Porch

Sittin On A Porch
Our little back porch

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It is cold

Okay, I am not sure if I have ever mentioned this before, but I do not do well with cold. Yesterday it was gray and windy and Fall blew in bringing with it the cold.  So cold, that Marina, my almost domesticated Manx cat, came into the house, not to eat, but to sleep in the warm. 

My plans for yesterday were pretty simple, clean the house.  But between the gray and the wind and the cold starting to seep into my world, my jaw hurt.  I found my pain meds and started taking them along with the anitbiotics.  Not a good mixture, but I really had no choice.  I managed to talk to Mary and  Dad and then I went to bed.  Yes, I laid down and slept for hours.  I only got up to be sick.  I tired to eat, it took me almost 2 hours to eat a pear with yogurt.  I tried to eat a bowl of my veggie soup later, but after a couple of bites I got sick, so gave up on food.  This is exactly why Dr. M wants me to put on weight.  Because when I can't eat, I have very little reserve. 

I did get up later in the evening to take a pill, but before I could take it, I was sick, so I tried to watch a little bit of the game one of the world series.  The warning label says not to lay down for at least 10 minutes after taking the pill.  And I do find that I am less nausous sitting up, but only slightly.  The best choice in minimizing being sick is minimizing my food intake.  It is not fool proof, but better.

And I did have moments where I felt ok.  About an hour after the antibiotic I am better, and I am trying to minimize the pain meds.  Not that I don't need them, but nothing is doing much good if it does not stay with me.  I was able to video chat with a friend, and he makes me laugh.  And that helped a lot.  In fact while I was laughing with him, I forgot all about my tooth and my stomach.  But we all know that laughter is the best medicine. 

I talked to Sioux, who had planned on coming down last night.  She lives in Ft. Myers and they have had some very rough weather.  She had not slept well, so she thought it wise not to work all day and then try and drive 6 hours here.  I agreed completely.  She said she would leave at 5 this morning.  I said, just come when you have a chance, and don't push yourself.  Just talked to her.  She did not sleep well again last night, but is on her way and should be here early afternoon. 

I am still moving a little slow and I am not sure what to do about the nauseau.  It is bad enough to feel sick, but we are getting close to our play opening and I can't be missing reherasals.  I still need to vacuum and make Sioux's bed, but I am having a hard time getting up.  I know she would not want me to push myself.  But I am not sure I can tolerate the floor if I do not vacuum. 

Well, I am closing this post because I need to go find a blue bag and see if I can get figure out how to feel better.  It is sunny and beautiful looking outside the window.  But it is cold outside and I am not doing well here inside.  excuse me.  


  1. Oh, honey. Nothing sucks like pain AND nausea.

  2. I'll be thinking of you on your birthday. I hope you received both your card and present. I especially hope the present was in one piece! Feel better soon! Love you.

  3. Have a very happy birthday! You probably know that having a birthday on the 22nd is considered very special because it's a "master number" in the New Age World. Have a great celebration! Your blog is just wonderful. (It's Georgie J from Garden CLub. I don't know how to select a profile other than anonymous.)

  4. Happy birthday Kathleen. I just read about your magic soap making. Some of the descriptions make it good enough to eat. I just ordered some homemade soap on Etsy for my wife. I hope that she likes it. Hoping that you feel better and not nauseous.