Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 261 – Lurgy


“For a while, she considered being ill, but she changed her mind…”

Tove Jansson

Interesting quote there, Spidey. Have you, perchance, spotted the pile of tissues in the bin, and the cold and flu medicines stacked by my bedside?


For the first time, in a long while, the lurgy has caught up with me.

I consider myself pretty lucky. I have been in the Early Years setting for a good few years now, and if nothing else, it has been great for building my immune system!

Little kids are notorious for spreading germs.

My class at the end of last half term was proof, with the class depleted by nearly a third, as various bugs spread through Reception class, like wildfire.

I thought that a week away would be a good thing. It would give the children time to rest and recuperate, so they arrived back in class, fit and healthy.

Instead, we had a few still off, having not fully recovered.

Then, after our wonderful weekend away in London last week, I came back home from work on Tuesday to Hubby Dearest, sitting there worried sick. Apparently two or three businesses in Canary Wharf (where we stayed) had sent employees home because someone there may have contracted the Coronavirus after travelling…

Do we worry? How much should we be concerned? We were in the centre of London for three days.

And on Thursday, I awoke to a horrible sore throat, which developed the addition of a constantly dripping nose…


The lurgy.

But I can’t be off sick. There is too much to do at school!

And we had our class photos on the Friday.

And, I had to be better for yesterday, as we had a planned trip to London (again) to celebrate the 50th birthday of one of my dearest cousin sister in laws.

So I decided – mindset change. I will beat this lurgy.

I got up, dosed myself up for two days, and drank plenty of fluids. Stayed out of the cold, wrapped up warm when I did go out.

And woke on Saturday, not cured, but better.

My voice is rather deep and gravelly at the moment, due to the sore throat, but other than that, I am fine. Functioning normally, and I haven’t had to use a tissue for my nose for over 24 hours result!


You can battle through these things!

So… tell me, how do you deal with being ill?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps.  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kindredspirit23
    Mar 07, 2020 @ 21:07:04

    Honestly, since my stroke in 2010, my immune system has over-compensated. I got ill very seldom and have been sick for about 3 days in the last 3-4 years. So, except for the diabetic/stomach problem that’s not an illness, I haven’t had to deal with it.

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  2. thereluctantpoet
    Mar 03, 2020 @ 02:03:16

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. eloisedesousa
    Mar 02, 2020 @ 08:43:47

    Catching the lurgy during busy times is the worst! Hope you feel better this week. 🌸

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  4. willowdot21
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 19:23:01

    Same as you Sis, when you are told that you could end up in a wheelchair for the rest of your life you scream bollocks ! And walk 💜keep it up sis positivity 💜

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  5. robbiesinspiration
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 16:54:53

    I also try to fight illness with home remedies, Ritu, but it rarely works for me. The air conditioning at work usually causes a secondary infection and, I am sure, that not resting isn’t good either.

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  6. johnrieber
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 16:45:59

    Keep fighting! Hang in there and get better soon!

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  7. joylennick
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 14:49:56

    Poor you Ritu! Keep up with the liquids and stay well. Take care. Hugs xx

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  8. John W. Howell
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 14:32:56

    I’m glad you are feeling better, Ritu. I don’t envy you being near all those carriers.

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  9. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 14:03:49

    Spidey is a really goo Sis-observer and motivator! Isnt he? Lol
    Great news, and please dont change your mind again. 😉 Best wishes, Michael

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  10. Jennie
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 12:37:48

    Whew! Glad you’re better, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Erika
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 10:41:57

    I am glad you made a healthy decision, sis. It is amazing what impact our attitude has regarding our health. Happy recovering, sis!

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  12. potatosandwich
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 07:15:02

    Get well soon….apple cider vinegar with honey in a warm mug of water…sorted…

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  13. April Munday
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 06:32:36

    I don’t think I’ve had a touch of a cold since I retired. Whilst children might be champion germ-spreaders, adults who feel they can’t be away from work are just as bad. In my younger days I once had to be sent home from work when I had flu, so I can’t judge too harshly.



  14. Colin Z Smith
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 05:32:20

    Hope you fully recover soon, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


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