Saturday, September 22, 2012

22.09.2012 - ill

I've been super sick since thursday.
I still went to Osawa Sensei's class and then went to Yoko Okamoto's class as part of the IAF.
They were both amazing, though needless to day I'd have enjoyed it more if I hadn't been feeling run down and gross.

current symptoms:
throat is raw, to the point where breathing hurts.
fever, I'm going hot and cold. back and forth.
shoulders, upper back, and neck is killing me.

I've been drinking as much water as I can bare (hard to stay hydrated when swallowing makes you want to cry), eating tons of ginger & garlic.
Have some flu stuff, but it's actually for sinuses and I cannot face going out to buy a different kind right now because loud noises make me die a little inside right now.

taken some hot baths (helped with my shoulder/neck pain) and have been sucking on Halls cough drops basically non stop.

this is what I did pretty much all afternoon, when I came back from work.
(my boss was nice! he let me be on gate duty and then did stuff so I had to fall as little as possible. made a big difference to my day.)

I made a video (since today is my one month anniversary of being in Tokyo) but I can't be bothered to upload it right now.
Not even sure it's ever going to go up, it focuses a bit on hard hard moving/my life is versus how cool it is. But let's be honest, I go through periods where my life feel pretty impossibly difficult.
So perhaps for honesty's sake I'll post it tomorrow.

it's 7 right now an I'm going to force down some more black bean soup (sick cooking with Signe: make soup consisting of black beans. garlic, water, and olive oil. Not too shabby considering.) and go to bed.
I work tomorrow morning until 12, but then I'm off again until Monday night. So hopefully tonight's rest and getting to sleep a lot tomorrow will make me better.

I'm going to be honest here and say being sick without anyone to care for you is the absolute worst feeling.
I mean, it's not like there's anyone in Tokyo that I want sitting by my bedside or whatever.
But it makes me feel lonely.
I can't think of anytime I've ever been sick by myself, either. I've been sick at camp, or when I was in Australia but I was with good friends, who were the sort of people I'd be ok asking them to grab me some tea or something.


have a pleasant day, all!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like strep throat! Only thing that cures that is antibiotics! Good luck with that. I know how it feels to be alone and sick.....not very nice.