Hello dear reader(s)!
No, I am not 100%. I am not even 85%. Maybe about 70%. But that is an increase of at least 50%!
And that increase came without needing Neupogen.
I don’t remember the last time I got sick enough to need a doctor and improved without needing a Neupogen boost to help fight off whatever it was that infected me.
Granted, I have antibiotics, and I have been blowing my nose like the military blows money. I have been blowing my nose like a middle school trumpet player blows through his spit valve. I have been blowing my nose like a prostitute blows up a balloon to celebrate her birthday. (Where did you think I was going with that?)
For me to recover from a virus that likely ended up causing a secondary bacterial infection is not an impossibility, even with my immunodeficiency. To do it without Neupogen? Well, this would be a first. An important and exciting first since my diagnosis.
I am not celebrating just yet. Oftentimes, in the middle of an illness, I will start to feel better for a day or two, before everything comes back even more severe. I will try not to overdo it today, thus allowing the illness to reform their tattered lines and counter-attack. We shall remain steadfast in our defense of this great Josh. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight at home, we shall fight on our feet and in bed, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in our immunity, we shall defend our Josh, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight in the kitchen, we shall fight in the living room, we shall fight in the blankets and in the sheets, we shall fight with the pills; we shall never surrender.
Tonight I am going to make chicken rolls! I love me some chicken rolls. I have been planning to make them since Sunday, but Sunday is when I started feeling sick. (Well, more sick than usual, and not counting the months of crazy headaches.) I think the chicken rolls will help add to my recovery, as many studies have found they do contain healing properties. To be certain they work, I am thinking about adding extra gluten.
Anyway, I have some things to catch up on today, and I have to go pretty slow so as not to overdo it and ruin all of the goodness that I feel. Therefore, I may still be a tad absent, and don’t really have the time to write anything of value. (Not that I do anyway.) But I am very hopeful that I have a turned a corner.
Now, I just have to figure out where turning the corner has led me. My GPS isn’t working, and I don’t recognize these buildings.