THE NO-NAME DISEASE

I caught something. Fever, swollen glands, congestion (a bit) and more fever and a headache that starts at the top of my head and continues all the way to my shoulders. It’s not COVID. Three tests later, we’ve pretty much established what it isn’t. But what IS it? I’m on antibiotics and I might be functional tomorrow — if the Z-pack works.

Just letting you know I’m out for the count and I’m hoping I will be better soon. Meanwhile. Sorry. I’m not up for anything that requires a working brain (because mine isn’t working).

I shall return. It’s my very first no-name illness. I think it’s the fever that is so baffling. I don’t run fevers. Obviously that is no longer true.



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  1. Healing thoughts and prayers… ๐Ÿ’ž

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  2. Hey well soon my dear friend ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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    • You too! This has been a tough week for both of us. I’m better than I was, but not quite as well as I had hoped. Still, the fever broke and my brain is beginning to unscramble. That’s a breakthrough! I hope you are healing well. Usually your surgery isn’t too painful except for the first couple of days, but there’s a lot of internal healing, so take it VERY VERY easy!

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  3. A lot of bugs out and about this year. Considering all the covid lockdowns and such so immune systems are also a bit weaker than before. My boy has had cold after cold this year which annoys him no end. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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    • I’m beginning to emerge. But it’s not as fast as I’d hoped. I can’t even figure out where I got whatever I’ve got because I don’t GO anywhere. But constant confinement or semi-confinement doesn’t make your immune system work very well, so it’s easy to pick up everything and anything. I still have no idea what this was, but I suppose it doesn’t matter as long as I recover. Quickly, I hope. It’s rough on kids. I remember I was forever getting strep infections when I was a kid. I’d get over one, then another one would show up.

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  4. So many people are sick with some (non-covid) crud right now! Just getting over mine. Wishing you a quick healing ๐Ÿ’•

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    • I suppose this is the payback for all the lock downs. I’m pretty sure no one thought about how we’d manage when we re-emerged into the big wide world again. I certainly never though about it. I’m glad you are feeling better. It give me hope.

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  5. Sorry to hear you are sick Marilyn. It’s not nice whatever it is. I’m battling Covid myself at present but luckily not too sick with it. I’m just annoyed. I live like a hermit and still caught the bloody thing. Naomi brought it back from holidays.

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    • Everyone was SURE this was COVID but three tests later, it isn’t. Or maybe it was and this is the long tail end of it. It’s hard to know. Everyone seems to be sick with something right now, but what’s weird is that no one in this house except ME is sick! And since I’ve been doing all the cooking, you’d think I’d have passed whatever it is to everyone.

      Oh well. You get better. There seems to be quite a few of us feeling poorly. Maybe we’ll all feel betting at the same time too? I hate being sick with winter coming on. At least you are moving into warm weather. That should help a bit.

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      • Yes, although you wouldn’t think so today, rain and gusting wind. But I do feel better.

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        • We’ve got the edge of a rather hefty hurricane so although it’s not very cold, it’s that kind of chilly wind and rain that makes our bones ache. Hurricanes normally end in October and don’t typically show up in November. I do remember two really BAD storms we got in 1954 so bad they retired their names. If you’re interested, check out

          https://www.mass.gov/service-details/the-worst-massachusetts-hurricanes-of-the-20th-century

          I remember we had to stay in the middle of the house because the wind was ripping shingles off the roof and they were smashing into windows. I don’t remember much else, but I remember the breaking glass. We didn’t even get the worst of it because we lived on Long Island at the southern edge of New York. It was much worse up here.

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        • I WAS right. There was a huge store on Thanksgiving in 1950 when I was three. But it wasn’t a hurricane exactly because rather than originating in the Caribbean, it started in the Appalachian mountains and whirled up across western Pennsylvania into New York (where we lived) and then into New England and ultimately southern Canada. It dumped enough rain to put the city of Worcester underwater, destroyed bays, beaches, homes and fishing fleets. Because it wasn’t a hurricane, it didn’t have a “name” but I remember it because we had a turkey in the oven, but we never got to eat it because the power went out and all the windows were being broken by flying debris. Funny how memory works, isn’t it? Anyway, it was the “Great Appalachian Storm.” It just took me a while to track it down.

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          • Those little details like the turkey are the things that stay in your mind when you are a child.

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            • I was 3 so I wasn’t very conversational, but I remember my father saying “the turkey is ruined” while we all huddled in the living room wearing blankets because of course there was also no heat. So I knew when it was. What I didn’t know was that it wasn’t a hurricane. It was a hurricane-force storm but because it erupted out of the Appalachian mountains, it was not an “official” hurricane. Mostly, though, I remember the turkey and that I understood everything people said, but I don’t remember actually talking. I don’t think I was really talking much yet, but I apparently understood. Interesting. Understanding early, but talking late.

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