I really feel that things are beginning to get back to normal after a very worrying week. I feel better after learning of three people who have exhibited the same symptoms this week and have been just as ill as the farmer. So it really does look as though it has been a bad dose of flu of some kind.
Today, although lacking in any kind of energy, the farmer is up and dressed and keeps doing small jobs around the house - anything to try and keep on the move as he is of course stiff in his joints from lying/sitting so much. He is also eating small but nutritious meals which is pleasing.
I took Tess for her afternoon walk down the road - possibly the longest walk I have done for a long time - maybe half a mile (and then of course the return journey). It is a rather dreary wet day but quite warm and I think we both enjoyed it.
So it does look as though normal service will be resumed within a day or two. Enjoy your week-end.