Well, I’ve been sick for over a month now, and it has been no picnic. Some nights I couldn’t sleep for all the coughing I was doing. And I’m sure my coughing was keeping others awake as well. I spent a lot of money on, and took plenty of, over the counter medicines, but they did little good. I guess i would have been much worse off without them. Every breath I took was difficult. My stomach muscles and side muscles ache from all the coughing I’ve been doing. For a while I couldn’t lay down on my bed without setting off a major coughing event. The only way I could get sleep was by sitting up in a chair. Some nights I was lucky to get two hours of sleep. Runny nose, coughing, stuffy sinuses, sinus headaches, the only symptom I didn’t develop was a sore throat. Thank goodness.
The problem now is that we are just 6 weeks away from the closing of this winter shelter, and I am no where near the goals I had set for myself when I first got here. I will most likely miss running in the 5k. And the podcast I had hoped to launch at the first of the year is still just a file full of notes on my computer.
Having a place to stay once they close this shelter will be a trick, and I don’t have any magic on me.
At least the weather is getting better here. The warm days help my breathing, although at night the people running the shelter still refuse to turn on the heater. Being cold from sunset to sunrise sure isn’t helping me, or anyone else in the shelter, get better.