Descent Into The Hospital Basement

Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!

I started to make a mini-adventure series with short clips at the hospital, but my software was down.

Here is one where I wanted to add to a story of acquiring a cup of coffee or our secret agent theme, but oh well. Let me what you think!

In other news, I am grouchy and tired. I feel awful. Every little thing is getting under my skin at the moment and I am trying to ignore it. I have no place to go to get away from everything.

Sleep will not come, but I feel too icky to function, leaving me stuck in neutral instead of drive or park.

I can also look at the lighthearted in it all, I suppose. Take for instance this skateboard.

We borrowed it for my Beloved’s therapy from a very large man.

I have nothing more to say about the skateboard or the man for that matter other than he has been most generous in taking care of my family.

He has brought us not one, but several care packages. Thank you buddy.

Back to feeling sick.

Looking back at the archives, I have a track record for getting sick in January.

January 2022

I have Covid like symptoms to include, sore throat, runny nose, and somewhat diminished taste, but no way to confirm at the moment. Tests are unavailable I have no fever to speak of (99F or less), and I was vaccinated last year.

In January 2021 I was diagnosed with Covid and was very sick.

In January 2020 I had all the symptoms of Covid and likely had it before it came to the U.S. officially. It was the worse possible and I thought I was going to die I was so sick. I couldn’t breath and looking back should have gone to the hospital.

Three years running, I have gotten sick in January. What is this?

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire.

65 thoughts on “Descent Into The Hospital Basement

  1. herbthiel says:

    I used to get a really bad stomach bug every Thanksgiving for several years in a row. Maybe your internal clock is sending/receiving the wrong signals?

  2. KT Workman says:

    Hope you’re back to your old self soon. It’s stressful enough helping your wife through this difficult time without being sick on top of that.

  3. holly's world says:

    You’re exhausted from trying to keep up with everything. It’s hard being the caregiver as well as keeping up with everything. Take a deep breath and put it in God’s hands! He got me through all these years, He’ll do the same for you!
    Praying for you and your family!

    1. The Storyteller says:

      Thank you for your testimony and your encouragement! I appreciate you, Holly. I hope your year is wonderful! 🀠πŸ”₯

    1. The Storyteller says:

      I have received a few comments, Friend! Sometimes WordPress is like that!

      I always appreciate your encouragement! 🀠πŸ”₯

      1. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

        Are you ok? Negative result came ?
        You are now very careful your health because
        Your wife and children need you , so lovely πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸŒ·β™₯️

        1. The Storyteller says:

          I do not have a test to take. I am vaccinated, but I have to hope for the best. I feel like I am getting better.

          1. The Storyteller says:

            Absolutely. Great job on that. You can get Covid after being vaccinated, so precautions are good! 🀠πŸ”₯

  4. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

    Our life how beautiful also , some disappointment and sadness sure want to face πŸ™πŸŒ·β™₯️
    Don’t ignorance and finding solution!! Covid-19 self test kits can buy and use home 🏑
    You are so restless, must take nurse to care your wife ,part time . You don’t be too much
    Strain , sure this bad time passes πŸ‘ŒπŸŒ·πŸ™ be brave dear friend πŸ™πŸŒ·β™₯οΈπŸ™

          1. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

            Yes, we all bought and keeping home ,now so easyπŸ˜€πŸ‘Œ
            My children going out me and first self test doing , so care πŸ™πŸŒ·

          2. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

            Here so difficult, so strict, so we are all so careful πŸŒ·πŸ™
            If anyone never wear masks get fine , any place go also
            Mysejahtera want to show, the fewer test machine test ,
            Got fewer or !! So difficult nowadays πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ

          3. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

            Yes, trueβœ… next week schools and colleges are opening
            All from January started working . So good care health πŸ™β™₯️

          4. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

            Flight services started few countries, factories opened ,
            Foreign workers coming, great improvement πŸ™πŸŒ·πŸ™

  5. mattsnyder1970 says:

    Hopefully this January turns out to be three times the “charm”, and 2023 the pattern doesn’t continue. Be well my friend.

  6. Cassa Bassa says:

    The YouTube video is very intense, that’s what you get through to get a cuppaπŸ‘

    Now words on the 3 years running of the attack, only praying you come out with a robust immune system. πŸ™

  7. Eugi says:

    I sincerely hope you feel better soon. Jan. has never been my favorite month. I don’t get sick but it is a doldrum month. Sending blessings and hugs.

  8. Jeff says:

    Our children used to get sick every Thanksgiving. Our bodies are weirdly wonderful.

    1. The Storyteller says:

      Thank you, Terveen Gill! I appreciate you going the distance with us during these hard times! 🀠πŸ”₯

  9. Monika R. Martyn says:

    January sucks the lifeblood out of me too! (real feel -40F (this where C & F meet) Hope you’re on the upswing!

    1. The Storyteller says:

      I feel like I am getting better! I suppose January is the best and uneventful part of the year. It is not That cold here. Where are you at Monika?

      And… How was my quick video?

      1. Monika R. Martyn says:

        Oops, I meant to mention the video. I had all the intrigue of suspenseful thriller and hope there will be a part 2. I’m housesitting a farm near Edmonton, Alberta. Sunday is supposed to warm up.

        1. The Storyteller says:

          Brrrr…. Sounds frigid! I met a few men from Alberta when I was a child. They brought a tyrannosaurus rex hot air balloon to Colorado Springs. The pilot gave me signage and a Yoo-Hoo drink. I was pretty young!

          Thanks for the video review! I appreciate your viewpoint!

          Happy Housesitting! 🀠πŸ”₯

  10. Cindy Georgakas says:

    I just wondered how you could be such a saint and said so… this would take it’s toll on anyone Ben. Take care of you too! πŸ’–


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