My get up and go got up and went

I’ve not been to the YMCA since February 25, way too long. Remember Time for Timer and all those 80’s educational PSA’s? That line “My get up and go got up and went” kinda sums it up for me. I wish that simple hunka cheese I hanker for would cure me, but I’m afraid I have a virus that’s highly cheese-resistant.


I started feeling bad last week, over our anniversary weekend, and just haven’t bounced back yet. I’ve wanted to go swimming in the worst way, even have a new bathing suit I’ve been eager to try out, but I know the chlorine will be murder on my lungs. There’s some congestion in my head, but most of it has settled in my lungs. Monday, my chest was really tight and ached, nomatter how much expectorant I took, how much water I drank. I just wheezed and had to pee.

Yesterday, it was better, so I postponed calling the doctor’s office, thinking I was finally getting over this. Last night, though, I was again waking up gagging. Finally, I had a fit where I coughed so hard and for so long, I could hardly catch my breath. You sinus sufferers know when you get one of those awful post nasal drip tickles up at the back of your throat and you just can’t stop? Poor Howie thought I was going to keel over, and kept saying “Are you okay?!”. I couldn’t stop coughing long enough to tell him!

My lungs haven’t had the heaviness and pain today, just muscle soreness from coughing so hard last night. The headaches, malaise and dizziness are still here, though, and I just don’t feel like doing anything but sleeping. It’s probably the best thing I can do, though. I’m sure not good for anything requiring much thought (yeah, hahahahha, keep the comments to yourself, peanut gallery!).

6 thoughts on “My get up and go got up and went

  1. Awww,.. I am sorry to hear you aren;t feeling well Kim. Take care of yourself! Here’s hoping that you get well soon!

  2. (((KIMBERLY))))
    it sounds like you have the flu, and its one that hangs on this year from what I hear! Praying that you rest up, feel better, and let howie pamper your waif like butt off!
    You do realize that in about 30 more pounds Howie really WILL BE waif like comparatively??? Thought you’d enjoy that thought today!

  3. I am so sorry that you are sick, but I am so thankful for the links! Thrilled would be a better word! I LOVE Time For Timer!!!

    Do you remember a cartoon (I think it had the dog Droopy – he looked like Droopy) that had these fleas in it. The fleas would put on a show and sing and dance. I have been trying to find that forever. I wish I knew the name of it. They were the Dixieland Band fleas or something like that.

  4. Sorry to hear about your get up and go, going. Hope you feel better real soon. Remember “Rest, Rest, Rest.

  5. Thanks for the well wishes, y’all.

    Tami, I *love* that Droopy cartoon! Another of my favorites is the Warner Brothers One Froggy Evening with Michigan J. Frog.

    “Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragime gal…”

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