The Creeping Crud


Two weeks ago, I got home from work (around 11 pm) and all was well (because Face Off was on and I love that show!) until my whole body started shivering and all my muscles started aching. I tried to shrug it off since it has been so cold. I tried to convince myself I’d gotten a chill from the sub-zero temps. But the chills and aches lasted all night. And then the congestion came. And then the cough.

Yep, the creeping crud attacked.

And I lost the battle.

Fast forward to today. I’m still tired. (14 hours of sleep a night isn’t enough rest.) I’m still coughing. I’m still stuffing myself with cold medicine.

The doc said it could take a month to get over this. Yay. In the meantime, I’m supposed to rest, drink lots of fluids, and eat healthy.

I’m ok with that. I’m NOT ok with the fatigue, however. For me fatigue not only includes physical sleepiness, but also brain fog. I’m able to read a bit (for the first time in almost two weeks, thank goodness), but I can’t for the life of me muster enough brain power to write. (This blog post is a slight miracle, actually.) So it looks like my little novella rewrite is going to take even longer than planned. Bummer!

But I’d rather draft something with a clear mind than not.

How about you? Are you able to write when you’re sick? (If so, I take my hat off to you!)

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5 comments on “The Creeping Crud

  1. IB says:

    Urgh, I’m at the end of a nasty cough myself. I can distract myself from it now but sometimes it creeps up on me. Hope you feel better!

    I can still right when I’m sick although I need more willpower than usual.

  2. Carol Riggs says:

    Aw, sorry to hear you have the Crud, but I’m glad you’re getting better. I had bronchitis last month, and I couldn’t write. It was hard enough just to READ. Germs are the pitz!

  3. Hugs, Laura. Get well soon!

    Like you, I can’t write when I’m sick. I can barely write when I’m cold. Haven’t gotten much done lately…

  4. dolorah says:

    If my head is stuffy, or I’m really tired, there is no sense trying to think that hard. Hope you feel better soon.

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