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Thought of the Week: In Sickness and In Health

Well, I've spent most of the last two days sick as a dog.  On Thursday afternoon, my throat started to feel funny.  Within two hours, I had a full-on fever and a massive headache.  I felt like my body was on full alert and fighting heavily against a vicious attack of some nasty germ/virus. 

I've been so weak that it's been difficult to even walk, and with every step I took, it felt like someone was pounding a hammer in my head.  Migraine headache, sore throat, fever, weakness, nausea--this has all been quite an ordeal.  All I could do was get myself to just lie down and try to rest.  I had to call in sick to work and did not get anything else done. 

It's Saturday now, and my fever finally broke last night.  I'm still not at a hundred percent, but I'm getting there.  My sister got me to take this severe cold and flu tea, and surely enough, it worked like a charm--bringing on the necessary reinforcements that my body needed to combat the bad stuff.

All of this hullaballoo got me thinking.  There are people out there who live with severe disabilities and with chronic illnesses.  They wake up everyday having a harder time out of life than those of us in perfect health.  When your own body is its own nemesis, it must take an immense amount of will power to just try to live through each day.  My heart goes out to these people. 

I've just had a hellacious two days, but I know this could not possibly compare to what others with serious physical challenges deal with.

Friday Review 2014.07.04

On LL Change Labs

1. How did I do?

I did fantastic. I completed my morning routine every single day I was on travel and on the day I returned. Several days I did not want to do it even though it's short, but I have been using Leo's technique of noticing my fear of discomfort and observing it (and then doing it anyway). It's so amazing to realize that it's just going to be a little discomfort and *so what?*.

2. What got in the way?

I already discussed in the previous post that I didn't do my Friday review on time, and I need to choose a consistent time for it and create reminders. I think I could do this at night before bed? I will put this on my phone to remember.

3. What can I do next week differently to remove those impediments?

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