Some blogs really give you an insight into the person behind it. You get to know them, you know about their lives and you know exactly what’s going on.
My blog is not like that. I’ll write about my family from time to time, but I certainly don’t document our everyday lives and my innermost thoughts here. But there’s a lot going on at the moment. I touched on it here and now I’ll elaborate.
My husband has been ill. He caught what we thought was the flu and then went steadily downhill. After two weeks, we knew it was serious so we tried to get him into hospital. On a Thursday, he asked the GP if he could be admitted and was sent home with an inhaler (gee, thanks). He continued to get worse. He went into hospital on the Saturday where he was immediately diagnosed with severe pneumonia.
It was all very bleak until the antibiotics started to work a few days later. He came home last Saturday. Yesterday’s x-rays have shown he’s going really well but he needs to take it easy for at least another three weeks.
Doesn’t that just suck.They say it’s all in the timing. Well – here is a man who has never had a day off work sick. He is a sports journalist, which means his busiest gig comes around every four years… yup.. for the Olympics. Our time in the UK has been organised purely around the Olympics, it’s one of the main reasons why we are here. He was admitted to hospital on the first day of competition and didn’t get to cover any of it.
In the meantime, I got ill too. (I don’t have pneumonia!)
Oooh that sucks as well. Excuse my language but that sucks arse.
Now, we are normally really positive people. Honestly. But when I don’t feel well, I become one of those miseries who is easily annoyed and complains a lot. My husband, even when seriously ill, is still very positive. So I’ve promised him I’ll up my game and shut up even though, I have to say, this is all about as fun as mucus. But in the meantime, humour me please, I see annoying stuff everywhere. Like, how annoying is my herb garden?
And how come the top of our fridge always looks like this?
And what happened to my computer when I cleaned the keyboard?
How come he loses 7kg and I put on 3? That’s annoying.
There is a bright side though. Firstly, things are getting better. Secondly, it’s been absolutely amazing being on the receiving end of such incredible kindness. Our friends and family, both here and overseas, are wonderful people. I don’t know where I’d be without them. It’s a bummer it takes something so horrible to remind me of this, but maybe I needed it.
I’m not sure what to sign off with. I think it best if I hand it over to someone looking on the bright side of life… and whistling while they do it.