The Worst Patient…


I do believe (without a shadow of a doubt) that I’m the worst patient to live with… my pain threshold is zilch, my moods pin-ball, I frequently relish in sympathy sobs and I have zero tolerance for agitating coughs, wheezes & sneezes. So now that I’m dosed with the horrid winter lurgies for a second time in four weeks my mood has hit rock bottom as I mope around in pj’s, slipper socks and my polka dot dressing gown with it’s pockets stuffed full of grotty Kleenex tissues – such an elegant vision eh?

This week has been a drag to say the least. I’ve moped, moaned, groaned and indulged myself in the occasional sympathy sob during those moments I’ve felt disgracefully sorry for myself. Monday night was the worst as my joints ached and burned as I lay in bed groaning the entire night, yes – even in my sleep! Unfortunately my poor hubby woke up the following morning feeling more exhausted than I did as he confessed to listening to my audible wails of pain only a few inches away from him from midnight to morning. Somehow I doubt I’d have been so forgiving…

Thankfully though as each day passes I’m beginning to get a teeny tiny bit better – even if I am still floating around like a domestic little thunder cloud. However in the midst of all this germ infested chaos I’ve learnt a few valuable life lessons…

Vitamin Expectations Vs Reality:

Having religiously stuck to consuming my chewy vitamin C pastels on a daily basis for the last 3 months, I must admit I was slighted disgruntled when the first bout of lurgies hit let alone the second. ‘How could they fail me? I’ve took them every bloody day!’ I whined to Steve as he softly reminded me they’re not a preventative to these beastly bugs. On the bright side, I guess it would be a whole lot harder fighting the winter nasties without them *grumble*

Never Google your symptoms:

According to more than one website I should be lying in my local funeral parlour by now. Taking to the internet to research aches and pains is reeeeeally not a good move for the bravest of souls, let alone the anxiety prone!

Don’t attempt to create a culinary masterpiece:

Yesterday evening I took a bizarre notion for Chicken in White Wine Sauce… thinking I was up to making it for the clan I took to rolling up my dressing gown sleeves and rattling about the kitchen in preparation to rustle up a tasty dinner for us all. Less than half way through prepping the ingredients my complexion had turned 50 Shades of green as my intestines performed somersaults at the mere sight food. Hoping that it was just a passing bout of nausea I prevailed… of course by the time I set the plates down I managed to nibble on half a button mushroom. Epic fail.

In fact, don’t bother cooking at all:

Ice lollies are a much better option. Enough said.

Never underestimate the power of a good Disney movie:

I may have sounded like a vintage tractor but at least 90 minutes of The Aristocats summonsed enough joy for me to exercise my vocal chords during ‘Everybody wants to be a cat’. I may be 32 but you’re never too old for Disney film right?

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Wishing you all the very best of health blog buddies *Sniff*

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96 thoughts on “The Worst Patient…

  1. Hope you feel better soon! Im the same though, I mope around feeling sorry for myself and self-diagnosing on the internet!
    Disney movies are always the way forward! ❤

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    • I just knew you’d say that huni lol There’s never an age limit on a good Disney 😀 I know – drastic times… I’ve already had a couple of lightening strikes this morning so avoiding all life forms for the rest of the day!! I’m such a grump lol Thank you so much – hope you’re keeping well Xo

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    • Devastated is an understatement huni!!! However glad it tickled you lol Thank you so much… currently curled up on the sofa and I don’t intend on moving anywhere else too soon! Haha Hope you’re keeping as well as can be 🙂 Xo

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  2. Hehe, this remind me of my husband when he gets the dreaded…MAN FLU! As soon as he so much as coughs, he’s on Google checking out his symptoms, which of course, means that he close to death!

    I hope you are feeling better soon! Sending you lots of…errr…chicken soup and tissues!

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    • LOL Amanda!!! I’m glad I’m not the only one – I was convinced I had 45 minutes to live yesterday afternoon. Which – of course – is a major inconvenience!!! Never again shall I research Sinusitis – not ever!
      Thank you so much… I love chicken soup and am quickly running out of tissues so both warmly welcomed huni!! 😀 XXX

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  3. Aw Karen I am so sorry to hear you are poorly, lovely! ❤ Disney movies, sympathy hugs and copious amounts of tea for you! Take care and get well soon! ❤ xxxxxx

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  4. “Never Google your symptoms” that made me giggle out loud. I make the mistake of doing this ALL the time. I’ve had cancer, brain tumors, west Nile virus (according to Google anyway). I hope you feel better soon!

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    • Isn’t it CRAZY Jamie?!? Honestly… I was moments from declaring myself deceased. At one point I almost had to check my own pulse *rolls eyes* I’m relieved to hear you’re a survivor of Dr Google also – crikey, you’re a walking miracle after that lot huni lol X


  5. Awww, I know you’re in pain but this post made me laugh a LOT. I agree, ice lollies and Disney movies are indisputably the way to wellness!! I hope you feel better soon, lovely 🙂

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  6. Aw Karen, I hope you feel tons better soon! There is nothing a Disney film can’t make better, in my opinion. They are just so lovely! 😀
    I love how cheerful the tone of this post is even though you aren’t feeling great! I adore you so much, Karen! Sending you hugs and hopes for you to get better extra quickly! 🙂 xx

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    • Thanks so much Dini – you’re a wee gem!! Your comments always cheer me up no end 😀 Glad you enjoyed it huni and thank you so much for the get well wishes – I’m getting there (thankfully) with the help of lucozade, kleenex, ice lollies and a VERY patient hubby lol Sending maaahoosive hugs back at ya wee chummy ❤ 🙂 Xo

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    • Thank you so much Stephie!! 🙂 Couldn’t agree more – it’s frightening what it does to your thoughts… makes it easy to imagine something much much worse!! I’ll leave my GP to do the diagnosing from now on 😀 Thanks for stopping by huni, hope you’re well Xo

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      • You’re welcome. It actually reminds me of this funny cartoon image I saw where the patient is sitting in a chair and he informs the doctor that he has already diagnosed himself (via the internet) but is there for a second opinion, lol. The internet can be helpful sometimes but still.. 🙂

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  7. Hope you are feeling better! I am also the worst patient when I’m sick. Even if it’s a slight cold, I tend to over-exaggerate. I’m on the couch waiting for my tea to be brought to me, and ask anyone passing by to change the disk if the movie ends!
    Take care!

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    • Haaaa – Kelly that sounds oh-so familiar!!! I think it’s just our way of battling through the worst of it right?! 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a smile inducing comment! Starting to feel more human today thanks huni 😀 XO


  8. Oh no! I hope you’re on the mend today! Sending healing vibes your way, luv. I hate being sick and feeling run down, all I want is everyone to leave me alone. Thinking of you, take care of yourself! xo

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  9. I’m glad your hubby said vitamins don’t really have an effect on the flu! Once you catch that virus, you can only ride it out! I do hope you’re feeling better and that it passes soon. Nothing more soul-sucking than being sick for too long ❤

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    • He sure did Romy – and looked at me like I had 3 heads for me expecting they would have some effect lol I guess I was looking for something to blame lol Yes, I’m on top of the world now – it’s well and truly gone (thankfully) So good to feel normal once more 😀 X


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