Thursday, February 24, 2011

Haiku my Heart - cactus


the hot desert sun
kisses pink and red blooms that
grow from twisted spines

This is the only picture I could find in my archive today that inspired me.  I took it in New Mexico about five years ago.  I love New Mexico- and still dream that one day I can move the family away from the ridiculously over priced bay area and settle here among the red dirt and amazing sunsets.

On another note, I was better for a couple of days but now I am sick again.  I got a chest x-ray this morning, and the Doctor confirmed I have pneumonia.  It is so hard to be sick with children.  They need you, regardless of whether you have a 104 fever or feel like someone is stabbing you in the chest.  So, that is what I am struggling with today.  I guess I am the spiny cactus- but  I still need to find ways to nurture my little blossoms.  
Anyone have pneumonia before?  What do you do about the chest pain?

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15 comments:

rebecca said...

i am so sorry to hear this! rest, sleep...this is essential. wish i lived close enough to care for you.
from here i am lighting candles, breathing in the great southwest and sending you your wished for sunset.

thank you for being here with us all...so we can include you in our healing thoughts.

be well friend...

Grammy said...

I am sending you healing energy too. A nebulizer or albuteral inhaler are the only 2 things that can back off the pain for me.
You have to get a script for them. I enjoyed your photo and haiku.
Big hug and lots of love.
E

Nanka said...

Sorry to hear of your health condition, Keep warm and rest well!! I relate to your problem and chest pains which I used to have as a child nearly all through the year, with much pain and breathing difficulty too. I was told that the fluids were hardening between the layers of the lungs and when this was coughed up and cleared, I got relief. Be warm at all times!!

Pray you will get well soon and the sun shines bright!!

Spadoman said...

And like the spiny cactus, you are a very beautiful person inside and out!
I wish you a fast recovery and so sorry you struggle with illness.
I have had pneumonia twice. The cough made my chest burn. The antibiotics kicked in and it went away, but seems like forever. I hope it goes quickly for you.
I have been driving through the desert. No Spring cauctus colors yet, might be too soon. But I'm looking forward to seeing some blooms soon enough. May I call your name?
Caya Papaya, Caya Papaya! I love it. Get better! I'll send prayers and good thoughts.

Peace.

somepinkflowers said...

your somepinkflowers
pricked my heart in the best way
{{ knowing i was safe }}

Meri said...

Rest as much as you can, drink lots of fluids, and let the antibiotics do their job. I had pneumonia about 15 years ago and what I remember most was fatigue so pervasive I could hardly move and feeling like a sumo wrestler was sitting on my chest. I hope you recover soon!

Dawn Elliott said...

Your image of the cholla is perfect...suggesting fortitude within beauty, set in your beloved New Mexico. Dwell on that as you recover...

Karen D said...

This is a very unique picture and the haiku is great. hope you are feeling better soon.

Noelle Renee said...

It is a very beautiful cactus. It is important to find beauty in places where others might not immediately see it. The southwest is a lovely place. I hope that you are restored to health very soon and that in the meantime you are met with lovingkindness and support from those around you. I just sent you an email.
xo,
Noelle

Caya-Papaya said...

Thanks every one for all of your well wishes. I feel so much better having all of your support and community:-)

Margaret Pangert said...

So sorry, Caya! It's amazing how fast bronchitis can jump to pneumonia. If you find you're having trouble breathing, make sure you get a respirator. Good luck and prayers.
I love your haiku and photo: sometimes time prickly exteriors disguise the most beautiful blossoms.
Om, Margaret

rebecca said...

dear one...i am trying something simple and fresh at recuerda mi corazon.

one photograph....one moment...
simple beauty, lots of company..

easy peazy.

hope you will join in, and that you are feeling much much better.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear you are not well. Please try to take care of yourself as best as you can. Sending lots of well wishes and healing thoughts your way! Theresa

Gloria said...

I hope you feel better soon. I love the cactus, they are so beautiful and full of life. Take care and get well.

Jingle Poetry said...

hope you well..

well done Haiku.

welcome sharing your poetry with us,
first time participants can share 1 to 3 old poems or poems unrelated to our theme.

Happy Monday.

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