In sickness and in health.

           Last week, I was not in the best of my health.  Although, for me, falling ill is a rare phenomenon. I have not experienced even a fever in, maybe, a decade or so. And for that I thank my lucky stars and my immune system. Anyway, enough of bragging about my excellent health and all that. So, I fell ill, but, thankfully was not bedridden. My incessant coughing would echo throughout the day and night all over the house and the building I live in! And, as if that was not enough, the other major irritant — the cold, with the sniffles and the sneezes — joined the party.
          It was the effect of the yo-yo weather conditions  prevalent all around. But, for a person who rarely falls ill, it was something HUGE ( huge enough to be writing about it in my blog! ). Utterly irritable and exhausted by all the coughing and sneezing and with the arrival of the fever,  I was at my wits end. But, the thing that saved the day, so to say, was the overwhelming attention the husband showered on me! 
        It has been 17 years since we have been together. The general tendency is of taking the other for granted, except when in the time of crisis. Otherwise, as long as the other is ‘alive and kicking’, everything is fine. And, frankly, I miss all the attention I got ages ago when we were young and new to each other. And, as I rarely  fall ill,  that little thing called TLC, hardly comes my way! Yeah, I know, I sound like the ‘desperate housewife’, but, isn’t it a fact that we all do miss those little things in life as the years pass by? I am sure, women like me, will agree.  Guess that is exactly the thing which prompted the writer of the series to  come up with that story!
      The regular reminders for taking my meds, allowing me to sleep in late in the morning because of lack of sleep at night (thanks to the coughing), the patience shown when I found it hard to speak from  the other end of the phone and comforting me at night as I lay coughing and sneezing my lungs out! Aah! Sheer bliss! The softness in the tone when conversing with me, spending ample time at home and not playing the social butterfly, worrying about trivial issues regarding my health…oh! how I wish it would never end!  How long had it been since I received that kind of attention? Umm…ages, I guess.
    But, as they say, all good things have to come to an end!  Now, I am better. The damn illness seems to have absconded at the mere mention of a specialist! So,now, it is back to being taken for granted, back to getting pushed out of bed early in the morning when my pet dog whines for attention and back to being, what else, the desperate housewife! 
       Oh! When will I fall ill again? 

          

NaBloPoMo November 2014

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