The start of the year, so far, hasn't been very kind to me.
Besides the occasional hiccups at work, I have been severely deprived of proper sleep ever since my husband started having daily night cough attacks after the Chinese New Year. Despite sleeping in separate bedrooms, I still suffered from insomnia for the past 1 month.
2 weeks ago, after returning from a cruise trip, it was my turn to fall sick. By then, my husband was already back in our bedroom, and we both were disturbing each other's sleep because of our persistent coughs.
The month of January to March is typically a prime coughing season. Almost everyone I know is having some form of flu or cough currently. I thought I would be able to withstand the effects of the major coughing activities surrounding me at home and at my workplace. I exercise regularly, I eat a lot of fruits. I did not fall sick for so many years already.
But I guess I am not that "strong" after all. Sigh......
It takes a while for me to get used to being weak and vulnerable. I had lost my voice. My chest felt heavy due to the phelgm building up. My abdomen hurts so much when I cough. And the worst is, I cannot sleep in peace. One colleague even commented that I looked "pretty bad", with a pale face and heavy eye bags. Really meh?
My husband is away for an overseas business trip, and I am not able to enjoy my next few days of "freedom". Doctor had advised to avoid going to crowded places, and to stay home and rest because the medication he'd prescibed will make one feel tired and drowsy.
The last time I ran was on the 21st February. Starting to miss those sweat tricking down my forehead!
For now, I guess I'll keep myself occupied with "Tales of 2 Cities" on Channel 8 (but 1 hour only, sob sob) and YouTube.
Pray to better health for myself and my dear!