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When Was The Last Time You Felt Down And Out ?

Updated on April 10, 2013

I Still Can"t Believe It

Even my eyes don't want to open

My whole body aches all over

My head feels so heavy

Thoughts that I usually think are all jammed

Like a car in rush hour traffic

No matter how many ways I try to get to my destination

I am still no farther from where I was just twenty minutes ago

It doesn't work

No matter what I try

In doesn't matter what lane you are in

How many times has this happen to you

All you can do is turn up the radio and relax

All in do time you will get where you are going

So that's what I am doing

Finding a day of rest and catch up on my sleep

I am not saying I am sick or I have a cold

All I am saying is my body is trying to tell me something

It is up to me to figure it out

I struggle to bring in good thoughts

It seems a waste of time

I know from past experience this is not true

This is my mind making judgements that are false

I tell my mind no

I know my head aches and my body is weak

What you don't know is that my spirit is stronger than ever

I have come back feeling each emotion

They are real

I just want the aggrivating pain to go away

My sinuses are all blocked and some say it is allergies

Even my teeth hurt

Can you imagine that

Others talk and say it is just a head cold

As I go to work and do my job with ever ounce of energy that I can find

It looks like I have met my match

Now for me to feel better

I have to turn my life around

Soon very soon I will be back to my old self

For now every second seems amplified by one by a thousand

The weather is no help either

It started to rain and now it is raw and chilly

So I look away and think of my wonderful days

Where I have a beautiful flow

An easy day where my mind and body are in tune with each other

Helping and working together in every situation

So what I have to do now

Is regroup and call a meeting

We have met some challanges the last couple of days

By know way does this stop us from doing what we have to do

It makes us focus all our efforts to one common goal

To get better

To feel all the good thoughts

So every bad thought that comes in my mind I search for it's root

Then after discussing it and talking about it

I feel just a slight bit better

O.k. I know it's not much improvement

But it is a start

We have to give it a chance

So for this moment I struggle even to write

I am not going to let this obstacle get in my way

I am going to think of it as a word problem

Where I don't have an answer yet but I am so close

Like working on a puzzle with all it's pieces

It is a little overwhelming

This is the time we collect our thoughts and push ahead

Read something a little light hearted

The funny pages or a comic

That is so pleasing to the eye

Good humor and it is leaving me motivated to do more

As I get up I feel my body struggle

My head spins as I bend over to pick something up

Yes I know your thinking I thought you said you would be better

I will but it takes time

I will try again positive thoughts lead to good health

Good health can only be found by full concentration

Working past the confusion and the human blahs

It took me a long time to write this but I proved to myself it can be done

For now I am returning to bed and get more rest

Thinking it will so nice to feel good again

When I can type and my head doesn't pound with the slightest sound

Of the keys tapping by my fingers

That I have done so many times before and never gave it any thought

It gives me a new perspective on life

Wishing everyone good health and go out and make it a good day

While I pray for my headache to stop and every muscle in my body to be rejuvinated

So I can have full strength and my mind will be clear

A quick cough out of no where

Yes my chest hurts and I feel my lungs shake

That's all for now

There will be an update later

How I got a full recovery

Feeling refreshed and alive

I can't wait

Now that is what I am talking about

Luckily I have the next two day off

Where I can use it to get better

When my whole body feels as light as a feather

So now I take two little blue tablets

Cold and chest medicine

To help for a speedy recovery


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      Au fait It took all I had to get back on the right track.My mind couldn't focus and my body didn't help.Usually after a day or two I am feeling better.This was different.Now I appreciate good health so much more and I hope you are feeling happy and healthy also.I can just listen to the sound of the wind whistling and I get so excited.Hearing the rain pounding makes me think all kinds of thoughts.So I am right beside you sharing all the joys you also see.Thanx so much and heres to many more good memories.Have a wonderful night.

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      C E Clark 

      5 years ago from North Texas

      I'm just finishing up what I think was a bout with the flu. Pretty bad, but still not quite so awful as what you seem to be describing here. Maybe if it has been stomach flu I would feel differently about it. You certainly covered everything about feeling physically bad which affects one's mental and emotional condition too.

      I love chilly, windy, rainy days. I love thunderstorms and warm rain too, but mainly I love cooler weather. It's energizing.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      picklesandrufus Wishing you good health and I am so glad that feeling I felt doesn't last forever.Thinking much better and on to fun filled day.Thanx so much for caring and commenting.

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      5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I have the same funk and you described it perfectly! Hoping you feel better soon.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      kidscrafts I will look for it.I appreciate the wonderful suggestion.I am feeling so much better now.GypsyRose Lee I remember the blast of hot air in the summer too.Thanx so much for sharing.I hope you both have a great day.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A lot of things came to mind. One was when I lived in NYC and sitting in summer heat traffic opening the window just to get a blast of heat. That's me I love the summer. Second thing that came to mind is being so tired after a day of work that I literally felt like crawling home. It all happens to the best of us.

    • kidscrafts profile image


      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Did you have try oil of oregano capsules to help you get rid of your cold and or flu? They work incredibly well! I take it with food!!!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      mary 615 You are probably right. More medicine and rest and I do my best to come back feeling better than ever.All things have to run their course.Change never happens as quick as I would like.(lol)Thanx for reading and sharing.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Sounds like you had the old fashioned Flu! That's how I feel when the Flu bug bites me! I do hope you feel better now, and are in a better frame of mind.

      Here's good thoughts coming your way....

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      kidscrafts We all get sick and it is no fun.I thought I outran the germs this year.To my surprise they caught me when I stopped to rest.Now I will do and think everything to get better.Wishing you good health and a wonderful day.Thanx so much for reading.

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      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I think this winter has been particularly bad for cold and flu in general. It seems that the winter doesn't go away so it's more depressing too!

      I wish you the best to get better soon!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      joy56 I'm trying my best.Thinking positive.Valleypoet Seeing good people sharing their own experiences makes my energy rise.I wont be running any time soon.Giving my body time to recoup.Thanx to everyone you all brightened my day.

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      5 years ago

      I have been there my friend....I don't often get colds or fever, but I get painful sinus's and I too can ache all over and get lethargic...more often in the Winter said it all so well here..I do sympathise...I hope your days off help you to recover :-))

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      5 years ago

      red cardinals are beautiful......... get well soon my friend.......

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      DDE Well I slept to after one P.M.I pulled myself out of bed and said my body doesn't want to sleep anymore.That's ten hours of solid sleep usually I average about six hours a night.I checked the computer and found some nice comments that pulled me through.Loving life as I always do today is no exception.Not feeling the greatest but much better than I was.On the road to feeling so good again.Sparklea Thinking of the Crocus ,Daffodils,Robins and the beautiful Cardinals.I will keep my thoughts on those wonderful sights.There is no time to be under the weather.billybuc I am usually very healthy all year but this feeling took me by surprise.I will get up and eat and try to do a few little things simple ways to make my day better.Once again thanx for the comments and my thoughts are up beat now I am waiting for my body to catch up .

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am rarely sick and rarely depressed....I have empathy for those who are, even though I usually wake up feeling great and in a good mood. I've been there before, back in the dark days, but not so much anymore. :)

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      5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Dream on: Voted up and useful, because your hub is so descriptive and from your inside Spirit. I HOPE you are feeling better, and I know from experience, it is awful not to feel good. SLEEP is vital, and I am glad you are getting some rest. Sleep is the body's greatest fight and builds the immune system back up.

      Exhaustion can affect one's state of mind, not to mention not feeling well. All the minors become majors. I have you on my prayer list along with many other hubbers.

      Thank you for sharing your true feelings because I am certain many will read it and say, YES! I KNOW how dream on is feeling because I have been there! God bless Sparklea PS: we have rain here too, but the crocus are out, daffodils are in bud, and the robins and cardinals are singing all day into the evening. There's just something about Spring! :)

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Sometimes things get rough and painful and you just want to sleep it off.


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