... so much so that I'm afraid I've had to pull out of tonight's fantasy reading event in Brighton. I'm really disappointed about that, but the organisers (Short Fuse - thanks, Tara ...) have been incredibly sweet. I do so hate letting people down. But I have no voice and have moved into a new (look away now if you're sensitive!!) actually-being-sick phase and it ain't pleasant.
I suspect that next week's work conference in Exeter is a no-no too. There's no way I can travel for three/four hours or face their usually very intensive (though worthwhile) programme. The office aren't going to be happy, as unfortunately I don't reckon we'll get any money back at this stage. Understandably enough, sigh. I also think that, if I'm still feeling like this on Tuesday, I'll try for another doctor's appointment.
However, some positive facts about today are that I keep managing to snatch an hour's sleep here and there, which is helping. Also Lord H and I have discovered we have some Sudafed in the medicine chest which seems to be better for the catarrh than the Sinutab is. And we've discovered a chesty cough mixture - which is gross but just stops me coughing for a minute or so, which appears to be enough to reduce the sick thing.
And I don't know, but there's a faint possibility that whatever it is that I have might have performed a very very slight shift away from the "this is the worst and most debilitating virus I've had since the terrifying Christmas stomach flu year (never to be spoken of again ..) when my then-lodger proved her sainthood beyond doubt" to "this is a horribly bad and exhausting head cold with stomach implications and there is an outside chance you may just survive it" feeling. I hope so. Still not eating though. Lordy, but I seriously wouldn't wish any of this on my worst enemy (well, maybe my very worst enemy, but hell that's another story ...).
Meanwhile, this week's haiku (which stems from my Tuesday night/Wednesday morning Learn French programme experience):
I have to admit
that colours sound much better
when spoken in French.
Today's nice things (such as they are):
1. The occasional blessed hour of sleep
3. Chesty cough mixture
Anne's website - is that a light or an oncoming train?...