Working Backwards .. part 2

21 Jan


Where was I .. oh yes last weeks visitor.  It was great to spend the time together, chatting, stitching and dvd watching.

The week before that I had a rotten head cold.  I hate having a cold.  As my Muscular Dystrophy affects so many muscles, I cannot blow my nose successfully  and my lungs and diaphragm are not so strong so coughing is not so good either.  I have always had troubles when I get a cold, my mucus gets thick and super sticky [could rival wallpaper paste] and I frequently end up on strong antibiotics, decongestants and nasal sprays.  Ugg, or as someone might say uggo.  I also become incredibly anti social, I also get irritable – I know hard to conceive init.  I loose my appetite and just seem to get bogged down with it.

I dosed myself up, double dosed sometimes, with remedies and sweeties and room infusers, luckily this time it did not settle anywhere or thicken and after a week it buggered off, but lingered in my ear canals just to let me know it was doing me a great favour and could stick around if it wanted to.  I tried that new menthol lemon beechams hot drink gunk … let me tell you, let me advise you, never ever, no matter how ill or how dulled your senses are breath-in anywhere near the mug!  It is the vilest, most disgusting, utterly indigestible stuff known to man, which makes it highly effective in medical terms, lol.

Which takes us back to the new year, I do not like new year.  I just feel like everyone is waiting around for the clock to strike 12 so we can all go to bed which is really what we wanted to do hours before.  This year I think I may have got to the root of my malaise over this change.  People in general look forward to a new year, they decide to make changes, quit a habit, eat healthier or get fitter, change job or are just looking forward to what is planned, such as a vacation.  But for me, I just wonder what I will loose in the coming year, the ability to stand, to hold my own weight, to maintain bladder control, what changes will my condition enforce upon my existence.

Christmas .. now that is a different kettle of satsumas … I am at my sisters for days, we chat, eat, relax, plan, play games, laugh and just be.  This year was Tyler’s first and he was adorable!  Bless him, he had a chesty cough, we think his teethes are starting.  He squealed at the inflatable christmas decorations [we got them so he could handle them and not the other decs], he grizzled at his Daddy for starting the unwrapping, he bounced and crawled off in his cute Santa suit.  He was head of the table for dinner and merrily munch on his veg and shred ‘granddads’ trifle an ice-cream [poor granddad so used to having it all to himself, lol].  Eventually I was brought home on the Tuesday, it took me  few days to get back into being in an at home mind set.  Must get working on the christmas video and snaps I took – another things, one of dozens, on the to-do list.


Damn that boy it just too cute!!!


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9 responses to “Working Backwards .. part 2

  1. Bushka

    January 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Hugs! I like this….: “Christmas .. now thats a different kettle of satsumas …” Much more like the Ann I’ve come to ‘know’…if I might say that….
    :yes: Very Cute little lad….;)xx


    • amgroves

      January 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks Bushka – it is just laziness and lethargy that has kept me from myself.


      • Bushka

        January 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm

        Since reading about your ‘story’ I have always had immense admiration for you. Your sense of humour is never far away…a veritable asset…Hugs! :)x


  2. deleted user

    January 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I don’t think that most people make new year resolutions – Mainly just something for radio dj’s to prattle on about, I feel.
    Glad you’ve had some enjoyable times and that you’re over the worst of your cold.
    I assume you’ve tried sudafed mucus relief, though not recommending it as not tried it myself.
    Take Care.


    • amgroves

      January 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Hi ‘Cool’ – Yeah I have tried nearly all the potions and pills for colds and decongestions that there are, none of them work much on me .. I think it is a case of tiny tbes and thick gunk …. worse than a Wimpy triple shake and a glass straw, lol.

      Thought about you when the news was full of that old gent driving into the river, sad business. As in, oww thats near you, not to imply you knew anything about it.


      • deleted user

        January 22, 2012 at 12:41 am

        Thanks AM ; That was a good few weeks back, wasn’t it : No, neither I or my mum knew the gentleman.
        Best Wishes,


  3. deleted user

    January 25, 2012 at 10:22 am

    How brave to be battling the mucus – and there is me moaning about my Sciatica and having to stand to write on the keyboard as the pc chair is impossible for me to be comfortable in for more than a few moments.

    Your post reminded me how as a child my Mum would insist I sit with a towel over my head over a bowl of hot water and Vick when I had bad colds ………. ?


  4. Namaste

    January 30, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Does your illness make you tend to see life as a series of losses rather than a series of adventures?
    If you had to describe yourself would you see yourself foremost as an illness?
    Do you ever feel free of, or not bogged down with your MD? Is it possible to live in harmony with your MD?
    Is it possible to wake up in the morning and say, “Good morning MD, how may I serve you today? How may I make you comfortable? What can I do to please you?”. Is there a way to make a friend of your MD rather than hate it or fight it? I am physically mobile, so I can not possibly know what your life is like. I think if I had MD I would be angry and hate the MD. I would think the anger and hate would be very harmful to my health, both physically and mentally. How do you view your life? You must be very strong, you must be!


    • amgroves

      January 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Wow, thre is a lot to cover there, I will make it a blog of its own 🙂



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