We have no fun pictures to share. Neither Kellen nor I have been up to having our pictures taken. I am finally coming back from my near death (okay so it was only a cold, but a bad one). Kellen is coughing bad now so we are going to the dr this afternoon. I just thought I would remind all you healthy people to enjoy your health and the ability to breath freely. Every time I have such a bad cold I think I will never forget to enjoy every congestion free breath I take for the rest of my life. But then after a few days of health, it's easy to take it for granted again.
I have not left the house since Saturday, when I only went out to get something for my sore throat. I have been thinking about how hard it would be for someone who has a chronic illness and who is always confined and so limited to what they can do. How hard that would be. I feel like I'm going crazy after a few days.
On Sunday, while my dear husband did the dishes, I laid on the couch and watched a stupid show about ghosts. I think I have an over active imagination after I watch stupid scary shows, because I was having a really hard time leaving the safety of my bedroom to go the possibly ghost infected kitchen to get a glass of water. (Am I the only one with this problem after a scary show?) I of course used all my resources (prayer for safety and my husband) to get my glass of water. I thought about people who have real fears and obsessive compulsive disorders that control their life. That would be really hard to live with.
I remembered a girl in one of my abnormal psych classes at York College. She had just gotten happily married and they were such a cute lovey-dovey couple. Schizophrenia was one of the disorders we were studying. This girl was absent for a while and when she came back she looked very glassy eyed and not bubbly self. I heard that she was diagnosed with schizophrenia (i hope i'm not lying, maybe it was another disorder). I sometimes think about her and wonder how she is. I wonder if they are still married. I can't even imagine having to go through that (myself or as the spouse).
I am thankful that my health will soon be better and I will forget about the scary ghost. I may forget to be thankful for each easy breath I take. I hope I will not forget my renewed conviction to help and to be understanding of the sick of body or mind.