Dying Man’s Daily Journal

This past 3 weeks have been tough. Started with just a nasty chest, sinus cold not fun but really no big deal. It evolved though into something even less fun. That i can recall i have never had anything quite like it. Fever and chills seemed to be the order of the day. I call them chills but that really doesn’t describe them. I felt icy cold right down to the depth of my being, internally cold. Vi says my skin was cold to the touch. It was strange, I could be just laying in bed watching TV or reading, I would get one of those big shivers, you know the kind the ones the shake your entire body and then that cold would set in. Heating pad more blankets nothing seemed to make a difference. i just couldn’t seem to warm up. It lasted for a while, must have been 20 or 30 minutes each time. it was kind of amazing, I didn’t just sort of gradually warm up. I would be laying there shivering so hard Vi could feel the bed moving and then it would just stop. It was like the flip of a switch. i went from freezing cold to not even beeing the slightest cool just in a few seconds.

Never actually, used a thermometer, but Vi with the practiced the practiced hand every mother has, would place her hand on my forehead and pronounce me to be fevered up. i give full credit to Vi she was doing her best to care for me (the big baby). Fact of the matter was she had exactly the same thing going on at the same time. We were quite the pair. Endless coughing, the hurting to breath.

This is a nasty virus that is going around. Talking to people it seems almost everyone has had it or knows someone that has. I was going to say we suffered in silence but with all that coughing and sneezing it really wasn’t very silent just waiting to get over this nasty bug. That is until I started getting different chest pains for which I needed the nitro spray. Yes, Mel, my ear lobe is again a little longer, she dragged me to the hospital. Glad she did and I am starting to feel better

6 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal

  1. Noel says:

    I hope you continue to feel better. Take care or yourself.

  2. lypenner says:

    Akk, sounds rough Bill. It’s no fun being under the weather. It’s hard to remember when we’re going through tough times that “all is well” in a deeper sense, so that’s what my prayer for you is.

  3. hilarymb says:

    Hi Bill – the colds, flus, viruses seem to have knocked many of us this year .. just glad you’re both on the mend – though it takes a while to put it mildly …

    Not sure if you’re in this snowstorm – but hope all is well .. with thoughts Hilary

  4. Mel says:

    Well, they gotta come in handy for something, sir–seeings how YOU DON’T LISTEN with ’em. 😉

    Amazing…LOL Why is it we think ‘toughing it out’ is a good thing?From the sounds of it, you had a good dose of whatever’s going ’round! Now, I know it’s a Catch 22 to go to a place where all the sickies go to get a bit of help getting past the sickness–but GO ANYWAY? *laughing*
    I’m glad those ‘handles’ are there for Vi to yank on! And I’m relieved to hear things are getting better…for the both of you. Frankly, those ‘chills’ sounded more than a bit scary. Wow!

    Here’s hoping you and Vi are on the other side of this crud and that resting gets to happen. That stuff’ll wear you out fast!

    *hugs to you both*
    (405,902 hits for the record!)

  5. Betty says:

    Hi Bill,

    Have been away for over a month enjoying sun and warmth. I have finally managed to get to your blog so I can catch up. I am very overwhelmed by the news given to you by your doctor and so sorry you have had to deal with the nasty flu at the same time. I pray for extended and quality time for you. Yes, God will determine when it is time to leave us, but I believe he knows you belong with us for a bit longer (more than a bit). However, when he calls on you there will be many waiting to welcome you and say “a job well done Bill”. No longer will you have pain, or difficuly breathing. Eternity will be beautiful…your loved one’s will join you in good time just as they joined you here on earth. You have helped and inspired so many people just by being you and I thank you for that. I look forward to future posts be they one liners or an essay.

    Love and Prayer to you Bill, Vi, and family.

  6. nita1933 says:


    So thankful you and Vi are over the cold. Also, so relieved to read another post from you.

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