Its been many years since I had a cold and/ or flu bug in the summer.....but this one was simply dreadful. It came with all the usual symptoms but I never suspected the train wreck that was to come! Colds aren't simple anymore when you have Lupus. I must confess that some days simply having a shower and changing to a clean nightie was the accomplishment of the day. It moved into my throat and bronchial passages and so there's a whole new meaning to that term "coughing up a lung". I feel like a mule has kicked in my ribs!
I'm slowly improving and thanks to Bruce, I haven't starved to death. I couldn't taste anything mind you! Did you know that even when you can't taste food, you can still register salt and sweet with your tastebuds?
Have you ever noticed that if you have what you might call "your normal aches and pains" how they totally all disappear when you get sick? Its like the body says "I simply can't do all of this at the same time!" Rather cruel I thought....being able to walk better, but too sick to go.
Needless to say, there has been ZERO weaving done..... and all of this was going on in the middle of a heat wave here.
Now Bruce is coming down with this bug and so I'll be passing the tissue box to him shortly.
Like the rest of the world, I was stunned by Robin William's death. I loved the way he found the funny in ANY situation and made huge difference in so many people's lives. I'm just saddened by the way the same genius that moved through him, also came with demons.
While he was a crazy manic comedian, he was also a incredible serious actor: Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, The Fisher King and many more. One movie he made never gained much notice but I actually went of of my way to find it and buy it. Its a amazing kaleidoscope of colour and imagery but with a very dark and gritty subject matter.
What Dreams May Come was made in 1998. Its about a man who dies in a car crash and he searched the afterlife for his wife. When he finds she's not there, he goes to Hell to recover her. It would seem that Hell is actually her mind and he must rescue her from herself. A poignant subject now that we know how Robin died.
.... and you simply must watch Patch Adams too....that treatment plan is based on an actual real life Doctor and his hospital. Should be required watching for all medical students and doctors who take their job too seriously.