Health is worth more than learning.
I'm sure I was run down. It had been a crazy 2 or more weeks and I was trying to do WAY too many things. Important things, I thought. Things that really needed to be done, most for other people. And, I was getting ready to head out to California to stay with my sister's kids while she and her husband went on a trip alone. I was looking forward to that: swimming pool, hot tub, gorgeous yard, great kids and cute puppy.
I was practicing a healthy lifestyle. Since my back has been healing from a herniated disc, I was slowly getting back into walking---I was up to an entire mile (this, of course, was after being able to run 3 miles.) I was going to physical therapy, and doing my stretches and exercises. And, I was certainly still eating well balanced, nutritious foods, though occasionally, I'd eat at odd times or be a little more indulgent with sweet choices. What was missing? Rest, relaxation and time for me!
I was exhausted by the time my plane arrived here. I started sneezing thinking that must be allergies. Then I started to go downhill. I knew I was sick. By the third day, I crawled into a walk-in clinic thinking I must have bronchitis. After considerable care and testing there, the diagnosis was bronchitis and pneumonia.
The good news is the meds are really doing the trick and I am recovering well. The ironic part of all of this? The topic for the MM Groups last week was: Rest, Relax, Breathe and Sleep. Ouch. I was a perfect example of what can happen when those aspects of health are neglected!
And now, I am resting as much as I can, relaxing, breathing (at least one deep breath per hour!) and finally sleeping.