Friday, January 14, 2011

It Matters Not!

If you've read Life with Lynnie (LwL) lately, you'll know that I had a very busy last week and weekend, with very little sleep.  I was exhausted when I got up, Monday morning!

Well, some of this may have been due to my phone ringing before my alarm went off.  It matters not what was said, just the fact that my sleep was interrupted, contributed to making me feel tired.  All day.

Knowing I had some serious shopping to do, I set off early.  After completing all my errands, including seeing both my daughters for a few minutes, I arrived home, feeling like I accomplished quite a bit, considering it was a Monday.

Some of my afternoon was spent doing work I needed to do.  :-))

Well, actually, at this time of year, my work tends to be rather slow.  In fact, had Gordon been alive, we probably would have travelled somewhere, together.  But, he's not here.  And, I had already decided that I would not go anywhere, as I truly don't feel yet like going anywhere, alone.

By suppertime, I began sneezing.  And, I could feel my nasal passage and ears, becoming affected.

If you know me, or if you've been a reader of LwL, you'll know that in addition to past body injuries, I am diabetic and suffer from a rare form of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), called Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) with the complication of Iritis, as well as Fibromyalgia.  Basically, what this all means is that my immune system is compromised/weakened, so it is easy for me to become ill.

Normally, I take vitamins.  Good quality vitamins.  They help me, daily.  What they don't do, is make me indestructible.  I can still become sick, if I am close enough to someone already sick.

Why did I get sick?  I don't know.  Only God knows.  I just know that I avoid being near anyone, if I know they are ill.  Why take chances, when I know I have a reduced immune system?!

A friend of mine thinks that I may have gotten ill from being around a lot of people, especially since I had so much contact with people recently, at funeral homes and a funeral.  Maybe so; maybe not.  I had also been around a friend who was sick.  So, your guess is as good as mine, where I picked up this virus.

Only God knows for sure.  Does it matter?  Not really.  It matters not, 'how'.  What matters is that the end result is the same.  I am sick.

While most people get sick like this and still manage to function, it is difficult for me to do so.  Due to my reduced immune system and health concerns, I battle fatigue on a regular basis.  When I get sick, even with a minor problem, I can sometimes feel like all the stuffing has been knocked out of me.  Especially, if my system cannot fight it off and it progresses into a more serious problem.

The thing that bothers me most, is this:  I hope I didn't infect anyone else!

As for my employment, maybe it's good I have a slow work time, at present.  At least no one will miss me.  Including my working partner.

If you believe in prayer, I am asking you to pray for me, that what I am experiencing won't develop into a more serious full respiratory problem, for even a cold can progress within my body into something extremely serious, like that.  God told us that we receive not, because we ask not (James 4:2).  So, I am asking. 

And, thanking you, for your prayer.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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