The past three weeks introduced health challenges and life changes I could not have imagined a couple of months ago. Taking a brisk walk around the neighborhood for a few miles was part of my daily routine. I enjoy the time I invest in creating three blog posts per week for you, so I have felt lost without that structure. I often worked in my tiny flower gardens and cleaned my home, and helped my parents and Mr. Mickey as they needed me. Even if our weekend dates became little more than drives through the countryside, we enjoyed getting out for a couple of hours.
It was ninety-four degrees here on Thursday! My staying at home look was very comfortable. I let my hair air dry, and I put on a little makeup, including the lip color “Girls Night” classic red here.
Everything changed when I suddenly became ill near the end of June. I informed my healthcare provider of all the symptoms I was experiencing as soon as I could. Two COVID-19 tests came back negative, but she continues to monitor me as a virus patient. Her staff calls to discuss my situation almost daily. I’m thankful for the follow-up calls because I developed pneumonia on the nineteenth day of the illness.
The alert medical staff prevented me from getting more seriously ill or needing hospitalization. Hastily scheduled chest X-rays on Monday showed that I have pneumonia.
I am getting stronger each day and coughing less, thanks to antibiotics and lots of rest. On day twenty-three, I am still easily fatigued, have muscle pain, and wake up in the middle of every night bathed in a cold sweat.
Thank you for the cards, calls, and many prayers. I appreciate your kindness very much.
My current reading list includes research on the plants I will add to my little flower gardens next year. I’m trying to determine if I have enough space for Elephant Ears (colocasia). The current gardens have not fared well without any attention, but a snake plant bloomed for the first time this year.
Do something that makes you happy today. You deserve it!
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