Some Progress

July 21, 2022

I am not feeling amazing, BUT the absolutely toxic malaise/fever feeling seems to have subsided. Yay?

My throat hurts. My voice is terrible, which renders podcasting problematic.

I can still smell. (For now.)

I am definitely not ready to exercise in any way shape or form.

data. The Apple people must know I am sick by now but it has not stopped my watch from nagging me to exercise

I was trying to think of the last time I’ve felt this bad. I did feel terrible during COVID vaccines #2 and #3, but it was over in 48 hours. I was super sick away a conference once – that was pretty unpleasant. I got a nasty case of H1N1 during the 2009 wave. But the most memorable was probably this superflu, because it is WELL DOCUMENTED during the very first month I was blogging:

unidentified pediatric-acquired nastiness



Lack of capitalization aside, I have to say I enjoy my 2004 writing style. Also, this blog is about to turn 18 which is something.

Yesterday I watched:

The Way Down (interesting but way longer than necessary)

The Vow (good so far; I know the story well from listening to the CBC podcast Escaping NXIVM)

Apparently being sick = watching cult documentaries. If anyone has more recs along these lines, let me know!


  • Reply Morgan July 21, 2022 at 11:17 am

    Hope you feel better soon and have no lingering effects. Highly recommend “The Dropout” on Hulu – not a cult in the traditional sense, but it’s just so good.

  • Reply Sarah July 21, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    I love the glimpse into 2004 Sarah! Those posts made me laugh – I am definitely not that funny when I am super sick. Fingers crossed that you continue to improve.

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns July 21, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    I also recommend The Dropout! And for something lighter, Younger, which is about a 40yo mom who passes as a 20-something to get a job in publishing.

    Hope you feel better soon! That HR data is crazy. But wow, your resting HR is so low when not sick! Mine is low 50s but mid- to upper-40s is extra amazing!

    • Reply Megan July 21, 2022 at 1:42 pm

      Younger is an awesome show! Loved it and didn’t want it to end.

  • Reply Molly July 21, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    I hope you continue to feel better asap! I just finished “Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey” which is very much in line with your other watchings!

  • Reply Chelsea July 21, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Hope you feel better soon!

    I have to say – GI bugs have always been the most memorable for me. Once when I was a child and so sick that I just had to be sick all over my bed all night long (my poor parents…) and once this spring when – for the first time – it was coming out both ends at the same time. Shudder.

    • Reply Rebecca July 21, 2022 at 8:25 pm

      We just started watching the serpent of Essex on Apple TV- omg so good. Claire Danes is never in any thing bad though 🙂

  • Reply Justine July 22, 2022 at 10:55 am

    Sorry for it all! I recommend “Under the banner of heaven” based on Jon Kaukauer’s book

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