Thankful Thursday : Feeling Better


It’s Thankful Thursday.

I’m linking up with Kate Says Stuff to share what I’m thankful for this Thursday.





I’m thankful for feeling better!  At last!

I’ve been ill since the end of April.  Yes, continuously, non stop from the end of April.  I had to cancel our tenth wedding anniversary dinner at Aria.  Still mourning that dinner.  I’ve had recurrent sinus infections,  an ear infection, a chest infection, bronchitis, even the common cold, which quickly led to another sinus infection, and have been experiencing asthma attacks, and even a mild panic attack or two.  I dips me lid to the people who deal with ongoing anxiety.  It is horrific.



I’ve been taking multiple doses of antibiotics, showering without the fan on to maximise steam intake, steaming my head over a bowl of boiling water, flooding my sinuses out with saline solution via a charming up the nose device and I’ve gone through a whole jar of Vicks.  I do not want to know how many trees I’ve killed from all the boxes of tissues I’ve snuffled and snorted into.

I’ve lost all my social graces.  When people ask how I am, I tell them.  It’s appalling!  I do apologise.

I’ve used three bottles of cough medicine – apparently the doctor prescribed the wrong one first, which actually made my cough worse.  Oh, fabulous.  I’m on a steroid puffer for the bronchitis – still waiting for the roid rage to kick in.  I’ve even had to take antihistamines to try and get a decent sleep. (Note to self – they work!)




I woke up yesterday and realised that I’d slept all night long, without my antihistamines.  I hadn’t coughed once and my chest wasn’t aching.  My nose wasn’t streaming copiously and I could breathe.

As the day went on, I realised that painkillers and a Ventolin puffer were still necessary.  I’m still killing trees by the day and putting on the Ritz patting on the Vicks, but I’m definitely on the mend.

Believe it or not, I am thankful.  Unbelievably thankful.  I’m finally returning to my  health.  I’ll be able to do other things in the weekend and my day off than rest and nap.  I’ll be able to return to my Pilates.  I’ll even be able to go to the dentist now that I can breathe through my nose.  Yes, this is something to be thankful for!




This Thursday, I’m thankful for my finally returning health.  I’m thankful for feeling better.  What are you thankful for?


  • Renee | About a Bugg - 25 July 2012 - 5.48 pm

    I can so relate to this post, having an ongoing sinus infection for a few weeks now… there is nothing better than waking up realising you have had a full nights sleep! Glad to hear you on the way up – hope it continues 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 25 July 2012 - 6.57 pm

      Sadly, it lasted for about two days, then I got another cold and another sinus infection, with the added bonus of a chest infection. Am on new antibiotics which seem to be working a whole heap better. Hope you’re over it soon! xReplyCancel

  • Lauren/y - 20 July 2012 - 4.44 pm

    Oh I know how that feels, I had chronic bronchitis for two years – was the worst! So glad you feel that you are on the mend!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 21 July 2012 - 7.09 am

      I’ve had chronic sinusitis, which leads to bronchitis, so I can empathise. I had a sinus operation 6 years ago and was good for a couple of years. But I’ve had it constantly this year. It’s exhausting, isn’t it! I’ve also got an auto immune disorder and chronic oedema. Honestly, if I were a horse I’d be a Pritt stick by now! xReplyCancel

  • Becci Swan - 19 July 2012 - 10.24 pm

    Very glad to hear you’re on the mend. Being sick sucks eh? And when you feel healthy you appreciate it so much more. I’m getting there too. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • katesaysstuff - 19 July 2012 - 9.33 pm

    Hooray!! Kate likes that Kimba likes feeling better too! xoxReplyCancel

  • Kelly Lanfranca - 19 July 2012 - 12.19 pm

    Sounds pretty crap, I’m glad you’re on the mend! And after reading your post, I’m thankful my immune system is holding up this winter!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 19 July 2012 - 2.38 pm

      Worship your immune system if it’s doing well! The doctor was telling me she’d never seen so many cases of sinusitis, even in people who never get it. Keep doing what you’re doing – it’s working for you! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • AParentingLife - 19 July 2012 - 8.59 am

    Wonderful to hear you are feeling better, must have been so awful for you. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses for your continued good healthReplyCancel

  • Melinda - 19 July 2012 - 8.22 am

    I am so happy to hear you are finally feeling better! You have had such a horrible run. Now get onto some vitamin c, garlic and olive leaf extract to build up that immune system 🙂 xReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 19 July 2012 - 10.32 am

      I’m chugging back the vitamins but I’m allergic to garlic, so I think I’ll leave that one alone! Haven’t heard of olive leaf extract except in skin products so will investigate. Cheers!ReplyCancel

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