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I’m going out of my mind…

I’ve been sick with the flu for the past week and a half, and it’s beginning to drive me crazy. Which probably means that I’m finally starting to get better. I mean, in the acute, most miserable phase of the flu you don’t have enough energy to worry about something as trivial as going crazy, what with sneezing and coughing and camping out on the sofa overdosing on bad TV… By the time cabin fever sets in, you’re on the road to recovery, just way too slowly.

OK, I admit, I haven’t really been a model patient, as in suffering from the flu full-time.

Come on, who has time for that?!? Not me, that’s for sure. For starters, I have to work. Sure, it’s just a few hours every other day this week, but still (as a freelancer, I have either way too much work or not nearly enough, depending on the time of year). So, I thought I could do this part-time instead. The flu, I mean. You know, pop in to work whenever I had lessons and then get back to being miserable and binge-watching TV the following day.

Because I’m a superwoman. Yes, that’s me: I fit my illnesses around work and other commitments, not the other way round. I have things to do, and plans, and a to-do list longer than my arm, I don’t have time for this shit!

I’m beginning to think there might be a slight flaw in my thinking, though. Mainly because after a few hours of teaching (with the help of a hefty dose every type of flu medication available in the local pharmacy), I felt absolutely exhausted (and more than just a bit groggy), and spending the following day camping out on the sofa felt like the best idea ever. Besides, I had to watch all 4 seasons of Grace and Frankie. It was either that or do some dusting. And you can’t do dusting when you have the flu because it’s too much of a strain and you need to rest. Especially if you plan to go to work the following day…

No, I’m not a workaholic. I just use work as an excuse to get out of the house. You know, to to avoid cabin fever. Work is a perfectly legitimate reason to get out and about for a few hours. And it’s also a perfectly legitimate reason to spend the following day doing absolutely nothing because you’re tired, and had a relapse as the flu came back with a vengeance.

And clearly I have a screw loose…

How do other people do this?!?


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  1. Nancy's Fashion Style
    12 March 2018 / 7:09 am

    Hahahaha, I am of course not laughing because you have the flu, but because of your attitude! Haha, yeah, and you thought you could have the flu under your thumb? Hahaha, but I do hope you feel better real soon, I hope your husband is in London 😂😂😂😂😂

    • Tiina L
      13 March 2018 / 11:18 am

      Yep, that's me, Ms Superwoman, always in control…

  2. Jill James
    14 March 2018 / 9:13 am

    Tiina, I do hope you recover quickly from your flu. I admire that you still continued to teach even every other day, no wonder you were exhausted. Take care and speedy recovery.

    • Tiina L
      14 March 2018 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks, Jill. Yes, this is definitely not the best way to get over the flu…

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