Revisiting Delirium

I wrote this when I was sick as a dog.

Blogging is a labor of love. It can be stressful, finding something new to talk about every day, then actually carving out the time and motivation to put it into writing. Some days I’m much better at it than others. Some days I’m in the zone, and other days the zone eludes me entirely.

But those zone days, when everything clicks and I feel inspired and am proud of the writing, are some of the best days of my life. As long as I get one of those days every once in a while, this blog seems worthwhile to me. It’s all the reward I need.

Without further ado, I urge you to go and check out a blog post, entitled Gently Down the Stream. I wrote it a year ago when I was as sick as a dog. So, naturally, I wrote about being sick as a dog. But there’s something about the flow of this post, the descriptions, the mood, the depiction of my delirium, that really makes me happy and proud.

Enjoy, dear reader, let me know what you think, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Delirium by Feeriee13 on DeviantArt

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Author: The View from a Drawbridge

I have been a bridgetender since 2001, and gives me plenty of time to think and observe the world.

3 thoughts on “Revisiting Delirium”

  1. That post mirrors my reoccurring vertigo attacks, minus auditory symptoms that come with mine. The humorous descriptions of confusion, memory glitches and clumsiness are laughable only in hindsight. It’s hard to keep a sense of humor while living through them. Your retelling of this surreal journey was refreshing. It led me to revisit other posts chronicling your health journey, in January of 2020, and wonder if you had covid. They’ve discovered it was around earlier than thought and lack of accurate testing and knowledge, of a virus with such varied symptoms, has led to many misdiagnoses. They’re still finding symptoms connected to it. Some neurological symptoms are headache, dizziness, vertigo, delirium and they can present without fever. Regardless of whether you’ve had it, or not, keep practicing strict prevention because recent reports say patients with obstructive sleep apnea are 8 times more likely to be infected and covid survivors can contract it a 2nd time. Be safe, dear writer, and wear a kn94 mask under your decorative one.

    1. I wondered that, too, but the bloodbank has tested me for antibodies twice since then, and I don’t have any, so apparently that’s not what it was. And trust me, I take every single solitary precaution, because this is SERIOUS, (And I think when I wrote this a was having a reaction to Dyphenhydromene combined with my antidepressant. Apparently that’s a no-no. Lesson learned!)
      Stay safe!

      1. Glad it wasn’t covid. Sorry you learned about a dangerous drug interaction the hard way. You’d think doctors and pharmacists, who have your Rx history, would protect you from that. It’s not like they took an oath to do no harm… sorry for the sarcasm but I’ve been injured many times by careless medical professionals who expect you to comply, trust and not question. Now I research new medications thoroughly before they touch lips or skin and have no problem questioning pharmacists or doctors if anything doesn’t seem right.

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