Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Being sick never felt so good

Bet ya thought I'd fallen off the face of the planet because it's been so long since I've blogged.

Well...you'd almost be right.

As my aunt put it, apparently I'd been laying with pigs, because Sunday morning I woke up "oinking." Or coughing, whichever you want to say.

I don't have it confirmed that I had swine flu. Thankfully, a family friend who is a doctor precribed me some antibiotics Sunday which a) helped me fight the flu and b) kept me from spending $130 on a doctor's visit (yes, my health insurance stinks). I honestly think if I had waited until Monday, I would still be at home getting over that mess, because by Sunday night -- with antibiotics -- I was running a 100-degree fever. Monday morning? Almost better. Tuesday? Great, minus phelm. Today? Back at work, playing catch up.

I gotta say, though, it was one of the best "vacations" I've had, haha!

Since my husband has an array of PT jobs on top of grad school, he was able to stay home with me most of the time and take care of me, bake me brownies, cook soup, put a wet washcloth over my head, rub my back...but never a mocha... ;) Love you, sweetheart, lol!!!

I got to read two of Julie Lessman's Daughters of Boston series books -- AND watched more TV than I could handle. Seriously. I watched so much King of the Hill that one night when I was watching it with Superman, I started quoting it...word...for...word. That's when he switched to The Office.

I slept forever it seemed...woke up in the middle of the night with a request for a midnight snack (and my sweet husband got it for me), stayed up and watched TV...went back to sleep...woke up at 6:30 a.m. and got up...took a mid-morning nap...My whole sleep schedule was totally off last night when I tried to go to sleep around 11 p.m.

Like I said, this whole sickness thing was pretty fun. Granted, the vomiting, chills, aches, etc. of that first day were NOT fun, but, as I mentioned, those antibiotics are FABULOUS.

If you get to feeling sick -- DON'T FIGHT IT. I was so angry on Sunday when I realized I was getting sick because I couldn't go to church, I couldn't go shopping, and I couldn't go running that day. And I almost didn't tell anyone that I was sick so I could do that. But if I had...I probably would have gotten one of my best friends sick, would have made myself sicker, and would STILL be out (which, granted, wouldn't be the worst thing in the world...just kidding!!).

Rachel asked me about symptoms that I had beforehand, and, remember, while I never had a confirmed case of swine flu (or the flu in general), I was treated for the flu because I had flu-like symptoms (aches, sore throat, coughing), and I had been exposed to someone with confirmed swine flu. The quicker this stuff is found out, the better.

17 comments:

Mari said...

My daughter spent all of last week sick with this too. Yuck! So glad you are getting better!

~KS said...

Glad you're better... and glad to hear being sick wasn't all that awful for you :) Sounds like your hubs took great care of you!!!

Brittany Ann said...

I'm glad you got a break and are healing up! (Sometimes, getting sick is worth it, isn't it?)

Sara said...

Sometimes being sick is just what the body needs! I'm glad to here you are feeling better. And NO I don't want the swine flu, I'll just "pretend" I'm sick. ;)

Growin' with it! said...

what a good, gooood man! we girls do it naturally...the nurturing thing. i bet he was overjoyed to take care of his sweetie!

glad you are feeling better!

Ginger said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better, and yes it's good that you were able to enjoy your time off. R & R is always good, not to mention brownies! Still getting over the last of
cough/cold symptoms around here. Hope you don't have too much catching up. Take your time and don't relapse.
Ginger

(Hmmm... maybe I'll post tom. too)

Mama Belle said...

Sometimes I pray for sick days, but without the sick part.

Sabrina said...

Poor thing!! Glad you're up and around. How twisted are we...missing our run is a tragedy...ha ha!

misti said...

How sad is it that you have to get sick to take a vacation! LOL glad you're better =)

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

sure sounds like nasty stuff! glad you are better!

Kelly said...

Glad you are feeling better! Being sick takes on a whole new meaning when you have kids...so I'm pretty jealous of your being sick 'kidless'!!!!
What a sweet hubster you have, baking you brownies!!! Sweet!

thedomesticfringe said...

Glad you're feeling better and you got a bit of a break. Not a great way to get a vacation, but hey, sometimes you have to make the best of bad times. Sounds like you did just that.
-FringeGirl

Lauren said...

So glad you're feeling better!! The flu is TERRIBLE!!

I posted a giveaway on my blog and one of the prizes is a makeover from Rachel -- I linked to your blog so people could see her fabulous work! :) So... you might get some extra traffic today! :)

Happy Friday!!

StephieAnne said...

Yes, sometimes some down time is just what the doctor ordered! Glad you are on the mend.....

septembermom said...

So glad to hear that you're feeling better. I bet Superman is glad to have his main lady back on track!

Sherry said...

So glad you're better!

Aleta said...

Well, ummm, I'm glad you had a happy sickness. Lol. Glad you're feeling better now. How sweet of your hubby to be there for you!