Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bed, Tea, & the Internet

Dear John,
 
I was home today with a tummy upset. It started at work yesterday (Margaret gave me bathroom breaks, bless her!), and hung on through today. I'm off tomorrow, so I'll have plenty of time to recover and get uncontagious.
 
I've had terrible fibro pain today. I don't know if the tummy bug triggered it - any illness can trigger fibro - or if the fibro flare came first and it was pain that had my tummy in an uproar, since pain always goes to my lower tummy. Either way, I spent a good bit of the day in the bathroom and the rest of it sleeping on the couch. The tummy is better tonight and the pain is worse, so it was most likely a bug.
 
Tomorrow afternoon I need to take Maggie to the vet for her next-month check-up. The plan for the morning is to visit JJ at the hardware store, get what I need, and replumb the sink. And I hope I can do it. But if it has to wait, we'll all live. I have to work Thursday, I have the long shift on Friday, and I'm back on Saturday, and the first priority is to feel good enough to do that. I'll have to wash some dishes by hand if I can't run the dishwasher tomorrow, but that's not a problem. I will evaluate it in the morning. And since the sink is unusable as is, it won't be a problem if I start it and can't finish until the weekend. Maybe I'll get to the hardware store and see what happens from there.
 
Tonight I miss you even more than usual. You always made me feel better just be being here. Curling up on your shoulder is the world's best analgesic. But I'll curl up with Jethro and his three cats, and know that you're praying for me. If all else fails, there's always the internet! It's good company when pain keeps you awake.
 
Missing you,
Joan.

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