Sunday, February 13, 2011

As I Lay Dying...Literally

I am thinking of you, my healthy, non-infectious friends with your sinus passages clear of mucus and your lithe little bodies free of fever.

I am thinking how you're probably all eating ice cream and going outside to play while I waste away in this sick room amid my used tissues (at least I didn't say snot rags) and throat lozenge wrappers.

I am thinking you are enjoying a picnic or sunning yourself as today is probably the warmest yet and all signs of snow a forgotten wintry nightmare. (I can't say for certain as I am too weak and sickly to open a window and check for myself.)

I am thinking how you're probably not even giving a thought to my compromised condition or the fact that I may never walk again.  (Actually, there's nothing wrong with my legs, but as true friends I'd at least expect you to fear the very worst.)

But please, my healthy, non-infected friends, go about your day, enjoy yourselves, live it up. 

Whatever you do, don't let the fact that I am lying on my deathbed, battling a deadly disease (cold) make you feel bad, or ruin any of your good times.

Just know that you are in my thoughts today.


Heidi said...

Clearly it is necessary to revoke Idabel's blogging privileges when she has the sniffles...

Idabel Allen said...

I think you'd be amazed by these sniffles. Pretty disgusting.

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