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Battling back [Jun. 20th, 2009|08:08 pm]
Zoethe
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No matter how yucky one feels, there comes a point on a sunny summer day, when you're almost a week into a crappy cold, when you can't stand it anymore.

This afternoon, I hit that point.

Erin was understandably antsy - this hasn't hit her yet, and she's used to being active. While I was doing battle with my iPhone she was bouncing on the couch, just about spinning with pent-up energy. I couldn't blame her; it was gorgeous out.

When I finally got the phone done, I was ready to escape computers myself. So I suggested we drive down to the lakefront. When we got to the park, though, there was a wedding. So we wandered through Rocky River and peeked at the little shops. Then we took a drive through the park and ended up going into Olmsted Falls. We had dinner and then, fortified with a drink, I decided to take her down and show her the river.

We ended up spending an hour scrambling over rocks, exploring nooks and crannies, and having a great time. It was great, and by the time we climbed up out of the little valley, I was happily flushed and smiling.

Of course, as soon as the adrenaline wore off, I was sweaty and shaking and coughing my lungs up. But somehow I still feel better than I did earlier. Weird, that.
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[User Picture]From: cryduchat
2009-06-21 02:55 am (UTC)
I don't know what the hell is going on this year with colds. I'm sick for the third time. Germs can GTFO and die a hot stabbity death!

I'm glad you're going out anyway and kicking that cold's ass!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-06-21 12:48 pm (UTC)
It's kickng back today. Bleah.

Still worth it.
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2009-06-21 04:31 am (UTC)
But somehow I still feel better than I did earlier. Weird, that.

It's interesting how sometimes you're better off just letting yourself be sick so you can recover more quickly, while at other times you need to fight against it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-06-21 12:50 pm (UTC)
I don't know that it was strategically good for the cold, but it was psychologically good for me.
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2009-06-21 04:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you strike me as somebody who hates to just lie around . . . at least for extended periods. Also, your mental/emotional mindset definitely affects your health, so I'm guessing making yourself get up and move around was the right decision in getting better.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-06-21 05:36 pm (UTC)
I do get antsy pretty easily. But also bored at pretty much the same rate. Some place where there is exploring to do is awesome to me.
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[User Picture]From: dhimahi
2009-06-21 04:59 am (UTC)
I've had that stupid cold twice in two months. But my immune system was pretty sucky after that last job with people coming to work with fevers and schtuff.

Glad you were able to get out and about!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-06-21 12:52 pm (UTC)
Ferrett is even sicker than I with it, and that never happens. It's a nasty bugger.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-06-21 12:53 pm (UTC)
Or maybe it's all about the nookie.....
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-06-21 12:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was the word I was looking for.
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[User Picture]From: nuala
2009-06-21 07:09 am (UTC)
Sorry you're still feeling ill, but damn if you didn't just make me miss my Mommy like whoa. I used to love days out with her like that. Anyway, it made me smile. I hope you're feeling better today. :-)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-06-21 12:54 pm (UTC)
Not a lot. But at least I have a happy memory!
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[User Picture]From: smallekins
2009-06-22 03:43 pm (UTC)
Channeling good energies towards you for an accelerated recovery. Fair weather colds are the worst, as they seem to be doubly unfair!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-06-22 04:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and that's so true!!
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[User Picture]From: fitfool
2009-06-23 12:30 pm (UTC)
Makes sense to feel better than before even if you still have your cold. Because despite feeling crappy, you were granted a reprieve and you made the most of that time and had fun while it lasted. Hope you feel better soon.
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