Saturday, June 6, 2020

Terrified And Typhoid

There  is  huge difference between observation and experience  indeed. Seeing  others going under scary  times fills heart  with sympathetic  feelings and  desire  to help them if possible . But  it is not same when you are the victim because it is not necessary that you are surrounded by people just like you.

The day i published my last post on first June .I was attacked by high fever same night once again. It  was unusual  so next morning we headed to doctor .Both me and hubby were diagnosed Typhoid  though  hubby 's fever was not visible as symptom but he was feeling unwell and lazy since few days.We both had no other symptoms except fever which was diagnosed as Typhoid now so we bought quite expensive course of Typhoid and returned home .

We  both  are feeling  quite stable and normal after fourth day of medication thankfully. I have suffered with typhoid few times in my life before but never felt such terror . We  both went through lots of  stress last week not because we were afraid of having corona virus but fearing what will happen to our kids if we were reported so and were taken away to quarantine center . Reports about people who were moved to such centers are already discouraging. Though of separating from family and being unable to lookafter kids if (Lord forbid )  develop same problem was killing us.

It is may be opposition  propaganda  spreading  false scary news about Government  but bad news all over on social media  influencing  common people  badly. Like always politicians  are playing games without thinking how  damage it is causing to citizens . I have heard from some of my friends and relatives  living in other provinces  that people are receiving  financial  add and care announced by government which makes me feel good and deny negativity coming from social media. 

The biggest problem we faced meanwhile was excessive  pressure  by our eldest son. He was constantly calling and insisting  that we should go for virus test. Hubby was trying to calm him down because of no such symptoms  that would make us to do so. Our son had his own concerns and doubts and therefore he was  worried and  resentful .

His anger  was making us feel guilty and we were unable to convince him how we were correct in our decision. We asked our doctor  if there is some possibility to have virus ? He said that he cannot tell by himself though he just found out that we have typhoid.  Our recovery is proving  it right too. Our both sons are doing alright by the grace of Lord! 

All we can do is pray and stay cautious .

Since last two weeks dusty wind storms  are coming after each one or two days. We  cleaning  our whole house completely each day .We  are  taking  out few kilos of sandy  soil from our front yard Each day . Thanks to masks that we can stop this sand to enter our lungs .
Does your area also get such heavy dusty winds in certain part of the year ?

It feels good to find  same world more beautiful  after recovering from high fever .

I missed visiting you dear friends ! I have started though because of dullness caused by fever restrains and makes me tired soon .

Stay strong and positive and keep taking good care
blessings to all of you! 


  1. I am so sorry to hear this. I am glad that you and your husband are doing better. Getting sick is no joke. Our health is so important. I hope that you both feel one hundred percent better as soon as possible.

  2. I hope you're on the mend. Here's wishing a speedy recovery. :-)

    Greetings from London.

  3. Oh Baili,

    I hope you have a quick recovery. It sounds like you are recovering already.

    Here the problem is soil from the empty fields blowing around, making the windows dirty. Now farmers grow grass on the fields in the late fall and it help prevent the soil erosion.

    I once lived in a mining town where the tailings from the mill blew off the pond when the weather was dry. Window ledges filled with the dust if the windows were old, as in the school where we worked.

    I can only imagine the amount of soil you are clearing away each day.

  4. So glad you got the right treatment and are feeling better. Your son meant well.

  5. Wow! Glad to hear you got a diagnosis and are on the road to recovery.

  6. Oh, that's scary! So glad you're both feeling better now!

  7. Dear Baili, take care, get well sooon and listen to your sons - they are adults and they can take very good care of them, it's difficult to let go and allow someone else to be in charge but you must, totally trust in them and just heal and rest. Bless you and hubby and I will be thinking of you and sending positive thoughts and prayers. Betty xxx

  8. p.s. I am very glad you do not have corona virus and will not be taken from your home, please rest and be careful as when we are already ill we are more available to other infections, drink plenty of water too.

  9. I'm glad you and your husband saw the doctor. I'm sorry about the typhoid. It is all too scary. Thankfully you are feeling better now. I understand your son's wanting to make sure the two of you are safe. He is not there to see for himself and he loves you.

  10. This is very concerning, baili - although typhoid fever is the lesser of two evils for you right now, it is still a serious illness and I hope you have a quick and complete recovery. I understand your eldest son's concern but I would have done the same as you in order to protect your other children. Take good care of yourselves. You will be in my thoughts.

  11. Other illnesses when covid is around can be very stressful . I'm sure your son had a genuine concern for your well being.

  12. I hope you and your husband will get better soon. I can barely even imagine how frightened you must have been and worried about your children. My daughter is a Registered Nurse, and her husband is a plumber, both jobs have risk of exposure to covid. I worry about our grandson and what will happen if both of them became extremely sick. I believe he would stay with my husband and I and also my husband's sister. I am concerned about our grandson returning to school in the Fall if Covid is still spreading. He is so good with the computer I think he would do well continuing his studies online, but he misses his friends and teachers very much.

    I have health problems that would probably cause me to die from Covid 19 if I got it. My husband and I take a lot of precautions to try and stay safe from it.

    Our weather here in Missouri, USA has been a little strange this year. It was colder than normal in May and then suddenly it is very hot in the mid 90's degree Fahrenheit. We have had quite a lot of rain in our state this spring, so it is not dusty. We live about 20 minutes away (by car) from the Mississippi River in one direction, and the Missouri River in the other direction. Most years we are not too dry. The area where I live is too far away from the rivers to flood.

    My neighborhood has houses and yards with grass, so there is not too much dust. It has gotten hotter in my state in the past several years, and I notice that some trees and flowers that used to grow well here are dying.

    Take care. I hope you and your husband will feel better each day. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

    Susie D.

  13. Oh my goodness, what a frightening experience and all those things that have gone through your mind and your eldest worry about you - he sure does care how his parents are when he's not there to see for himself.
    Well it's pleasing you found out what was wrong with the both of you and a speedy recovery from that.
    What a job that dust must be to clean up, would get into everything I should image.
    A few times a dust storm has come across the sea inside out house over 250 km, it amazing how that could happen especially with the sea in between, but it did...
    Take care..and get well soon.

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  15. Praying for you, Baili. 🌸

  16. Dear Baili, I'm sending you so much positive healing energy for you and your husband! The idea of being forced into a quarantine situation must have been so frightening...and that stress probably made your illness worse on you! I'm happy to hear that you are starting to feel better with the meds, I hope you continue to improve. How do you catch typhoid? I'm a bit ignorant about that. I am really glad it wasn't corona. We are still being very careful here, making sure we keep distance from people and also wear masks when we go out shopping. In fact, it's mandatory to wear a mask in any public building now here in New Brunswick - I'm okay with that though.

    It's very windy here and dry. In one month, we only have had the last two days of a little rain. It's very different from where we used to live where there was rain a couple of days a week and lots of humidity. I don't mind it being dryer. Our road is a dirt road and when the wind blows, you can see the sand flying, but I'm sure nowhere near as bad as where you are!

    Take care my friend! I hope your beautiful flowers are doing okay with the dry heat!

  17. Dearest Baili, oh how I feel for you! It must have been such a dreadful situation to be in, not knowing what was wrong with you. I'm not surprised you were fearing the worst.
    I can imagine how worried your son must have been, especially as he was unable to see you himself. These are such terrifying times we are living through, when our very futures are uncertain.😕
    I can't tell you how relieved I am that you are both on the road to recovery...and I pray that it will be a speedy one!🙏🙏🙏
    Yes, we do have dust occasionally...but mostly just outside the towns and cities. Nothing like yours though...that must be a real pain to have to clear up every day.🙁

    Take care, my lovely friend...and get well soon!

    Sending you my healing prayers and hugs 🙏❤🙏❤🙏❤

  18. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this news! I wish you a full recovery. Of course your son is concerned. And he's far way, which makes him worry more. Sending you healing energy. Be well!

  19. Dear Baili, I'm so sorry you and your husband both had typhoid. I hope you are doing better. Your son just worries and cares for you, and that is why he has an unsettled feeling right now. Please take care of yourself, dear Baili. You mean so much to all of us.


    * dusty strong winds here, but we did have a little rain. I moved closer to Nel in So Cal, and it sure is different than northern Cal. Don't know how long I will live here, but for now, it's nice to be closer to family. : )

  20. I am sorry to hear that you have been ill and so glad that it wasn't Covid-19.

    I hope you and your husband are completely well soon. Sending you healing prayers and hugs.

  21. Wishing you a complete and speeding recovery.

  22. Que recupere bem e depressa.
    Muita saúde.
    Um beijo.

  23. Typhoid? God bless you, keep you and yours well and safe.

  24. Oh Baili, I'm so sorry to read this news.
    I am pleased you were able to get a diagnosis and are now recovering.
    With your son being so far away I can understand his concern for you.

    Saying a prayer for you and sending positive thoughts and healing wishes.

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

  25. Dear Baili, I'm so sorry to hear you and your husband have been so very sick! So thankful that you were able to get a good diagnosis for your issues, and that you are getting better. It must be hard for your son to not be there to see and know for himself how you are doing. I don't have to deal with clouds of dust here, but we do get a lot of dust because we live on a gravel road, and I am forever dusting, especially in the summer months. Praying that you both continue to heal and that the dust storms ease up! Blessings and hugs!

  26. I'm so sorry to hear that you've both been ill, dear Baili. I hope that your are feeling much better by now. Sending you a virtual cup of lemon-ginger tea. And a hug.

  27. So glad you are doing better and I have no idea what Typhoid might feel like but glad you are under treatment. I understand about your son being worried about you but you have to do what you feel is right. I won't get tested because I don't have symptoms and all that talk in the past months about people being quarantined away from their house ...scared so many. Where we are in the mountains, there has only been one protest iin another little town a few miles away and it was peaceful. The media is scaring the heck out of people I think. Personally i feel the world is changing and I hope it's going to end up for the better - because in so many instances it has been a very unjust world for so many people and what they live day by day. Best wishes to you and the family.

  28. Baili, what a scary time this has been not only for you and your husband but your entire family. I was surprised when you said you had suffered from typhoid previously. Of course, I looked it up and learned that it is treated with antibiotics. Glad to read that you were both diagnosed and treated and are now recovering. Certainly your oldest son's concern is understandable with the coronavirus still around. Take your time to recover your strength and your fellow bloggers understand and will be here when you feel strong enough to return more often. Health is far more important.

  29. Trusting that you and your hubby will make a complete & speedy recovery. How frightening this must have been for you and your family... So sorry this happened to you:(
    And no, no dust here in Oregon. We are in the Pacific Northwest. It is sunny from July until October, and then it rains and rains. It is very green and mossy here.
    Take good care - rest and recover, my friend.

  30. Oh no, Baili! I am so sorry to hear this news. I hope you and your husband are recovering now and feeling better. I can only imagine how scary this has been for you and your family.

  31. You have a wonderful eldest son, Baili. He must have been so worried about you and your husband and feeling frustrated because he is so far away from you. No wonder he felt angry: everything was out of his control and he loves you so much!

    We're hearing too much conflicting Covid-19 news here. I'm listening to Dr. Anthony Fauchi who is the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Right now, thanks to our president, Dr. Fauchi can't even speak on American tv. It's stunning to me.

    All Terry and I can do is to stay isolated as much as possible and be very careful when we have to go out. It is very strange to wear a mask, as I am not used to having my face covered; but I am adjusting. I see so many people wearing masks improperly or touching and moving their masks and then touching other things in their environment. Sometimes I feel like it's hopeless and nothing I do will protect me from getting Coronavirus. But then I square my shoulders and keep on doing what I can to protect Terry and me. If I get it, so be it. I'm doing the best I can. I'm not afraid, but I am being prudent.

    Sometimes we get dust storms here, Baili, and there is a plume of dust from Africa that hit the southeastern US a few days ago. Because we have our windows open so much, I am constantly dusting, but nothing like your sweeping up kilos of dust from your garden.

    Feeling normal and well after being sick always makes the world look spectacular! Ordinary is a true gift that we too often take for granted. I thank God every day for the gift of another day of health for Terry and me. I don't fear infirmity or sickness. I fear losing Terry. My love to you and your family.


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