This is a cake that looks like a UFO.

There, that’s about all I can offer at the moment.

I have some form of debilitating flu strain that has rendered me deaf.

The weekend was spent in my bed, my husband medicated me, which led to bouts of out-of-body experiences.

Deafness is noisy; I have heard a constant wheelie-bin race on the tar road outside my window.

At one stage, I heard the theme music from On Golden Pond replay (transmitted, I was certain, via the fillings in my teeth.) over and over for four hours.

My bed floated up to the ceiling and then spun around like a washing machine’s inner and it was all I could do to cling on.

All that from legal drugs.

It was simply awful and I can’t think why recreational drug users would choose to enter a state like that.

Colin Firth stopped by on Saturday afternoon for a bit of a cuddle that left me drenched in feverish perspiration, that was quite nice …

(I am seeing the doctor later this morning for proper medication which will, hopefully, kick in immediately and restore both my hearing and my sanity.)


74 Comments Add yours

  1. Eish Cindy – probably a synus/ inner ear congestion angel!! I hope it goes away soon … I was left cross eyed for 3 months once by a migraine headache!! Silence – not good especially noisy silence!! Hugs xxxx jan

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Jan, I have newfound respect for deaf people, I wonder if they also hear the ‘noise’ all the time?

  2. Tandy says:

    I hope you get better soon my friend! And how nice of Colin to drop by ….

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, I thought is was very kind, him being such a busy chap and all …

  3. leigh says:

    Sense of humour intact 😉

  4. Tilly Bud says:

    You poor thing! Have you been working too hard (the wages of Cin?)?

    You sound a bit like a UFO yourself – up in the ether, puzzling the rest of us.

    Feel better soon. xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was very trippy and quite alarming, Tilly 😦

  5. bluebee says:

    Oh, dear, Cin – not such a pleasant way to spend the weekend (except, of course, the CF bit 🙂 ) Hope you recover soon. bb xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks bluebee, I am already beginning to feel less wooly.

  6. SidevieW says:


    Otherwiase, here’s hoping you recover speedily and return to a stable bed and sounds of the suburb return to the expected.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’ll even be glad to hear the hadedas again 😉

  7. That cake puts a bit of a positive spin on things. It is useful for getting rid of the horrid tastes that yucky medicine can leave in your mouth 😉 Do hope you feel better soon!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Lee, it’s a pic from way back, I made it during the Soccer World Cup, I thought it kind of looked like the Joburg stadium?

      1. Yes, that’s quite accurate, I’d say 🙂

  8. thestonemaidendiaries says:

    Klink amper soos ‘white noise’..spooky.
    Modderman was net so siek en is eers vandag weer na die kantoor in die stad toe. Jy moet jouself mooi oppas, baie rus( ja ek klink nou soos ‘n ou tannie ek weet) maar jou ligaam het dit nou nodig om beter te word.
    * hands over some freshly made chicken soup whilst dressed in full contamination suit*

    1. theonlycin says:

      *accepts the soup with gratitude*

  9. MissChris says:

    Hope U Feel OK soon!!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Chris, never want to feel like that again 😦

  10. Steffi says:

    Thank you so much for your nice comment in my blog and your german words!!.I love to read in your blog too because it´s really interesting.I found your blog via a blog post from you about Philippa W.(teacher)to her 50.birthday.More I could write you via eMail.
    Your cake looks good!Have a nice day!

    1. theonlycin says:

      How fascinating, do you know Philippa? I’d love to know more 🙂

  11. Will your meds help for the hearing?

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes Leon, my eustacian tubes should begin to clear soon.

  12. Greg says:

    I’ve heard stories of people taking mild OTC meds and having insane flashback trips to their hard drug taking years. Something in your debauched youth that may be triggering your hallucinations Cin?

    1. theonlycin says:

      Now, now, Greg!!!

  13. Steffi says:

    Yes,…I would like to write you more but I can´t find your eMail.Here is my
    Thank you,Steffi

    1. theonlycin says:

      Have mailed you, Steffi.

  14. I’m sorry to hear that you are sick! How awful your symptoms sound, and how awful the psychedelic experience from the medications! May you feel better after getting something to help you recover. Blessings to you, Cindy…

    1. theonlycin says:

      I am already feeling better, thanks Carol xxx

  15. Linda says:

    Oh no you poor thing. Hate to hear you aren’t feeling well, especially with all of that extra nonsense going on. Benadryl always makes me feel like that. I refuse to take it ever again. Gives me horrid awake hallucinations! Feel bette soon.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Linda, never want to feel like that again.

  16. adeeyoyo says:

    Thank goodness you saw a doctor and are feeling better, Cindy. ♥

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, adee, within hours I was feeling tads better.

  17. You mean your Drs. have office hours on the 4th of July? 🙄 I’d get sick just to cuddle with Colin. . . Since I have intermittant tinnitus, I can sympathize. Except I hear the 17-year cicadas sending out their mating calls. Such a racket you wouldn’t believe! I used to open my window and shout, “GET A ROOM!” Here is a link to what you are treated to here every 17 years (alternate broods appear at different times across the eastern U.S.). Our next treat comes in about 2021 – goody! The adult cicadas are edible, by the way, and they come out of the ground and emerge from their husks (you cannot walk or go anywhere without crunching the crisp husks beneath your feet) as flying insects about 1-1/2″ long. They number in – no joke – the TRILLIONS and the sound, especially in the evening hours is almost deafening: Here’s a link to a recording of some of the noise of the 17-year red-eyed cicada. Turn up the volume to its highest on the video and on your computer, and that will be about 1/2 as loud as they are in reality! I s— you not!

    I am totally with you as to the durgs. I have to take several, and although I have become somewhat accustomed to them, I still hate that “high” that others seem to want enough to pay ridiculous prices for and/or rob and kill for! I have having the feeling of being out of control.

    Glad to read you are better. May it continue, and stay that way. No more flu for you! (I had to end with a rhyme!)


    1. Make that next-to-last paragraph end with “I HATE having the feeling. . .) 😳

      1. theonlycin says:

        Haha, no worries 🙂

    2. theonlycin says:

      Egad! What a racket, Paula, enough to make me wish my deafness was back 😦

      1. It was almost intolerable, but it sure made me grateful for the sound of the occasional car backfire or big truck passing by! They are nothing in comparison to the cicadas – although that gratitude has worn off, at least until the next “invasion” in about 13 more years. . .

      2. theonlycin says:

        13 years can go by very swiftly …

  18. Leeswammes says:

    Hope you feel better very soon, Cindy. It sounds awful!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I have a truckload of new meds, Judith, am feeling human again 🙂

  19. nrhatch says:

    Feel better, kiddo . . . Colin Firth has places to go and people to see. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, he has, but I will always have the memory of that one afternoon 😉

  20. Pseu says:

    Get well soon. I hope the tinnitus does not stay with you.

    1. theonlycin says:

      It sure is not as bad as it was, Pseu #relief

  21. Well, the cake certainly looks like a UFO, and it sounds like you were one at one point. I trust you are feeling a bit better now, and that it has all gone away. Except Colin Firth, I’d hang onto him if I were you.

    1. theonlycin says:

      He lives on in my dreams, Kate 😉

  22. slpmartin says:

    Hope you are feeling better soon…do take care.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Charlie 🙂

  23. libraryscene says:

    oh boo…you must rest (granted a cuddle hot enough to help you break your fever is always good!). I hope the bed stops spinning soon for that is the worst (though I’m thinking of those early morns after too much gin, ha!) Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, things are speeding along for the better 🙂

  24. souldipper says:

    What a flu bug that turned out to be, Cin! The cure sounds even worse than the bug – except for Colin Firth of course. Scary stuff.

    I have tinnitus – an ever-present ringing that sometimes turns into insipid music- a notch down from the worst elevator music. Thankfully, I can turn on some music and block it out. I’ve many times offered special offerings to the person who invented “timers” on radios so I can go to sleep at night.

    The specialist said, “You’ve lost the upper decibels. The reason for the ringing? The brain hates a vacuum.” Thanks, brain!

    While I’m quite used to the condition, it has not affected my love of music. I am sorry, however, that I cannot hear all of the fabulous bird songs.

    May you be well soon!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you, Amy 🙂 xxx

  25. Tammy says:

    Was wondering why Colin was so late getting to my place… Be well.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Sorry I kept him so long 😉

  26. Oh you poor love, I hope you get better soon. Colin Firth, eh? 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      He’s the man 😉

  27. siggiofmaine says:

    Oh, dear me…it sounds so dreadful…the side effects of medicine can be worse than the cure…
    been there with the music in the ear..
    .the doctor told me to keep taking the meds a couple more weeks, which i refused to do…
    the noise was so loud I thought everyone could hear it…
    and then started humming to it…
    I didn’t get the other problems…tho Colin Firth would not be a a problem…
    I’m assuming your doc believed the severity of the side effects and changed your meds…
    I certainly hope so.
    Here’s hoping you are free of the side effects quickly…
    and I do like your UFO cake … stroke of an ill genius.
    ☮ ♥. Siggi on the coast of Downeast Maine, USA.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Siggi, yes a host of new meds, I need a sheet of notepaper to make sure I take them all at the prescribed times 🙂

  28. Jamie Dedes says:

    Oh, Cindy, how disconcerting. Sound awful. Speedy recovery! Virtual hugs!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Jamie xxx

  29. Holy Smokes, Colin Firth dropped by…. WICKED. He looks like such a good pash. 🙂
    Sorry to hear your soooooo off colour, however the post was very amusing. Sending you some healing energy. Get well lovely.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Cheffie, although I expected Colin to have more of a tan 😉

  30. earlybird says:

    Goodness, poor you. Hope you are feeling better now… I hope your nose/eyes weren’t too red for Colin’s visit… although I’m sure he was too much of a gentlement to comment. Take care.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I was so dazzled by his presence, I had to don shades 😉

  31. LOL! Still wonder at how you maintain your brilliant humour when you’re ill, Cindy – and hope you’re feeling a whole lot better by now.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Naomi, this one has been a hardy bugger 😦

  32. klrs09 says:

    I wouldn’t mind the flu at all if I knew Colin would come for a cuddle! Hope you’re feeling much better.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I am thank you, Kathy 🙂

  33. Where can a get this flu – I want to be visited by Colin Firth 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hahaha, believe me, you do NOT want this flu 😉

  34. Tokeloshe says:

    Very creative 😉

    I hope you feel better soon.
    Have you tried some Gluvine?

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