X Factors (not the TV show!)

It’s been a busy time, this healing.

Have you ever had a major illness/ accident – we’ll call it ‘X’ – and it’s taken up all your energies, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, to overcome? Then, when you’re at your lowest ebb, you catch a cold, or a paper cut gets infected, you stub your little toe, you suddenly experience menstrual cramps that you’d forgotten how bad they could be because you haven’t had a period for eighteen months and have no tampons or pads in the house because you never wanted to see one ever again and it’s the middle of the night and you live on an island in the middle of nowhere and your voice squeaks through at least three octaves because the swelling from your thyroid cancer surgery is still pressing on your vocal cords and sneezing hurts and the hottest of summer days have finally arrived and you hate the heat you came to Canada for the snow for goodness sake and the family at the end of your road are having a familyreunionandtherearepartiesdownbythelakeandBBQ’severywhere,

andyouhavenoappetitebecauseyounowhaveabladderinfection,

andyourcatbityoufornoreasonexceptthatshe’sveryoldandcrabby …

These things we will call ‘x’s’; the little yappy ‘x’s’ that nip at the heels of the mighty ‘X’ and really annoy it and slow down its ability to bounce back as someone (me) would like.

July 2013 is a month that I am truly glad to see the rear end of as it heads out across the lake and disappears over the horizon, never to be heard of again.

Bring on August!

Advertisements

15 comments on “X Factors (not the TV show!)

  1. catdownunder says:

    Oh you sound as if you need a hug – here’s a virtual one (and tomorrow is August so….)

    Like

  2. Erin says:

    Oh, my! One thing after another after another!

    Here’s more virtual hugs from me. Hope your August is better!

    Like

  3. jannatwrites says:

    That’s a lot of little x’s there! I’m sorry July hasn’t been kind to you. I hope August brings you better health and fewer x’s 🙂

    Like

  4. Su-siee! Mac says:

    Hope the little x’s have begun to dissolve! Big hugs to you.

    Like

  5. *hugs* Hope things turn around for you soon! Hard to put a good face on things when all the little crap is making the big crap feel even bigger. 😦

    Like

    • Widdershins says:

      Thanks for the hugs 😀 It did kinda take my mind off the big crap for a while, but then the ‘whole crappy-ness of everything’ came crashing down on me like a ton of bricks. Doing much better now!

      Like

  6. Unlike the South, you shall rise again!

    Like

  7. Praying for you, Widdershins.

    Like

  8. […] been the hardest, physically, I’ve ever had. I only touched on the high-low-lights in my post, ‘X’ factors, but you get the […]

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s