Monday, February 13, 2006
Still sick
Another day just slipped through my fingers like water. It was the same as yesterday, the day before that and the day before that.

Lying in bed sick. I can't kick this illness and Eric is close to taking me to the doctor. I don't want to visit a German doctor. I'm certain is just a bad strain of the flu and it will clear up soon. he's taking good care of me, leaving little notes all over the house for me to read when I wake up.

I look worse than yesterday, I hate looking at my reflection. This pale, sickly girl with red rings around watery eyes and all the color drained out of her face stares back at me. I've lost a lot of weight.

I'm falling behind in everything...I can't do anything like this...I can't even stand up for more than 4 minutes at a time. I keep crying tears of frustration because there is so much I need to do at the office.

Tomorrow is Valentines day. I haven't even been able to leave the house to get Eric a gift or plan anything.

That's enough whining for one day, I need to lay down.

posted by Clarity25 at 5:48 PM |


At February 13, 2006, Anonymous Emily 

If you're not feeling better in a few days, you really should see a doctor... even if it's a German one:) feel better soon.

At February 13, 2006, Blogger Stacia 

I hope you feel better soon and I bet Eric still thinks you're beautiful. Don't stress out about Valentine's Day: I'm sure Eric knows you love him.

At February 13, 2006, Blogger Crystal 

I hate to say this, but if it takes longer than 3 days for you to start feeling better, you need to see a doctor. I know you don't want to hear that, but I see people admitted in the hospital everyday because they "thought" it was only the flu. It may be, but it's been longer than 3 days, don't chance it anymore. And even if it is just the flu... Obviously a little help from meds to get your body to speed up recovery isn't a bad thing... I do hope you start feeling better very soon.

At February 13, 2006, Anonymous Olaf 

Hi Clarity. Get better quick! and Happy Valentines day. And if you need a couple dvd picks for your recuperation, may I suggest The Constant Gardener, or for a light quirky romantic comedy, The Baxter. All my best, O.

At February 13, 2006, Anonymous TickTrix 

I've been sick for the last six days as well. Not good times. I've been playing a lot of this: Enjoy.

At February 13, 2006, Anonymous Ricky 

Hey Ms. Clarity, I hope you have a Happy Valentines Day and most importantly, I hope you feel better. :)

At February 13, 2006, Anonymous Tenshi 

Good vibes... good vibes... good vibes... *ohm*

Get happy, kick the illness. Simple.

At February 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous 

Clarity and Eric,

It's time to see a doctor. I have a friend who was caring for her mother when she died from the swine flu epidemic. No one thought it was that bad - and you became ill after an international flight.

It is not worth waiting for - please go and see a doctor to rule out something more serious than a simple flu.

Eric - if she is not better now than she was the first day - then get your wife to a doctor or emergency room.

At February 14, 2006, Anonymous Vicola 

Hi Clarity, just been catching up with the last few days of your photo diary. Sorry to hear you're ill, the flu really stinks. If it hasn't got any better by tomorrow you really should go and see a doctor, just to be on the safe side. Hope you and Eric manage to have a good valentines day in spite of the nasty flu, something tells me if anything can make you feel a bit better it's Eric! Love Vicola x

At February 14, 2006, Blogger Nightmare 

Here is the bright side. It can't last forever! It will kill you first!

I'm teasing of course. BUT I could make some crass comments about how beef helps kill these viruses quicker and that the protein and iron keeps you strong enough to fight off the illness. But you know all of this and besides I'm sure eating your weight in Chicken is easier now that you have lost that pesky 1/2 pound that you were carring around ...somewhere, but I'll be damned if I can see it!

Have a beautiful Valentines day!!

Eric-make sure you hug and kiss on her a lot, that way you will get sick and make her feel better. Kinda like that guy in "the Green Mile".

At February 14, 2006, Anonymous alice 

If by tomorrow(day 4) you are not feeling any better its time to get to a doctor.
Its most likely just a case of the flu taking advantage of a stressed person(stress weakens the immune system) and being hardcore horrid.
But why take chances with something as important as your well being?
I dont suppose they sell Buckley's flu med over there..just seeing the bottle of that stuff makes me feel better.
Its vile but it works.

At February 14, 2006, Anonymous Jen 

I hope you are feeling better today!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

At February 14, 2006, Anonymous fifi 

Postpone Valentine's until you are well, then you can have a romantic day. Get well soon. It sounds like flu, but as others have said, see a doctor, just to be safe.

At February 14, 2006, Anonymous Jenn 

I agree with Eric and the others - go to the doctor. You don't want to take any chances with this. By now you should be feeling at least a little bit better. ♥

At February 14, 2006, Anonymous autum 

clarity, i am so sorry you are so sick. GO TO THE DOCTOR! if you have been sick this long it could be something serious. i really hope you are feeling better, though, and don't need to go, but if not, don't risk it!

i hope you also have a good valentine's day. xo

At February 14, 2006, Anonymous Luna 

Hope you're doing better today Clarity. If you're not, then I hope you will see a doctor ASAP. Sending get well vibes your way...

At February 15, 2006, Anonymous Steph (Khya) 

Hey miss, hope you are feeling better today, if not, i'm just going to repeat what the others have said, just in case you didn't get it the first 15 times, Go See A Doctor! Ok, if you go see him and he says you've got flu and to go back to bed, well, you can grumble a bit, but we'll all feel better ;-), and if it's more than that, you can thank us for insisting! ;-) Seriuosly, sometimes one needs priscripted medicin to get better... Take care!!
Eric, make her see a doctor!!!! Oh, and happy valentine's day people!

At February 15, 2006, Anonymous autum 

i am officially worried about you! i keep checking in hopes i will see, "i'm back and i'm doing much better guys..." i hope you are okay!!