The Cure For What Ails You(or at least me)

I rarely get sick, but when I do, I do it right. I get the kind of sickness that makes you want to lie down and die, but I am a mom and lying down period is usually not in the cards.

Friday afternoon I started to feel a bit under the weather. Sore throat, headache, over all body not feeling well, but my kids had a snow day(did get more than 5 flakes), so that meant lots of book reading, playing of the Wii, cooking fun foods and lots of silliness. Then I ran duty with one of my instructors. It was mighty chilly with a nice wind, so the 3 car accident we were called to was not as much fun as you would think. Fortunately there were no major injuries. By midnight I was sitting in the back of the ambulance and going down hill fast.

Saturday I woke up with an unbelievably sore throat and glands swollen to the size of golf balls, but it was our last practical session and our instructor does not like people to miss class for any reason. As for the I should have stayed home and not infected anyone else theory…not a good reason. All of our instructors have come to class with illnesses. Coughing, fever, all kinds of gook and they pretty much ascribe to the theory  if I can make it here feeling like this, so can you; therefore, I did. I was drugged up pretty well with Alka Seltzer(which for me is a miracle drug) and did OK most of the day. The biggest issues was doing 8 hours of non-stop talking with basically no voice.

After class I came home, hung-out with the kids for about an hour then crawled into bed. I messed around on the computer for about an hour with plans to watch a movie but I didn’t make. I was out by about 15 minutes into the program. Tossed and turned until about 4am or so.

My kids, who love me and get very excited about taking care of me, came in my room, woke me up to ask if they could get me a hot water bottle, juice, medicine, make me breakfast…

I am not as excited about being woke up or their enthusiasm for care taking. I can’t really process any thoughts, my head hurts and I am not the least bit hungry, but I say sure, that would be great.

TSM gets me some meds and coffee and the kids bring me this…

2013-01-27_08-29-03_487Cheesy eggs, ham, fried Chinese ribs, and lots of love.

I am feeling better already…

 

38 thoughts on “The Cure For What Ails You(or at least me)

  1. Do your kids make house calls? Because I’ve been sick this week with what sounds like the same thing you have, and honestly, not one person in my house brought me cheesy eggs, ham, or fried Chinese ribs.

  2. Darn iPhone posted before I finish my comment :-P Hope you feel better soon – I’m convinced that love is an excellent antibiotic and antiviral.

  3. Nice cure!! Susie and I just emerged from a grandkid infection . . . . darn critters are like typhoid Mary!! But, what doesn’t kill ya makes ya stronger so looks like we’re “stronger”!!

    Hang in there – Spring’s comin’!

  4. the blessing of family; hope you get better fast.
    PS – my dear wife used to also believe in the Power of Alka Seltzer, although we had to search for the old fashioned flavor – some of their new ‘flavored’ ones almost made her queasy.

    • I agree with her. The new favors are nauseating. I think these memories of my kids, their kindness and our family will carry me through the downs of life:)

      Thinking of you and of her every single day!!

  5. Glad your feeling better. My tastebuds finally returned after a week and a half of “the crud”. Amen to alka-seltzer, dayquil, and nightquil. Lots of love to you and yours.
    L

    • Well, I hope my example has been a good one, but its probably more their dad. He has felt a bit of guilt(unwarranted) for all the years he was gone in the military. I pretty much did rest for 20 years. He says now he is home and able to take care of me once in a while and so he does. The kids see us not only taking care of each other, but getting pleasure in doing so. Either that or when I am bedridden they get more time on the Wii.

  6. Children reflect what they learn from their parents.They see that you help others and feel your love,so they return that to you.
    Get well quick.
    Bill

  7. I hope you have a speedy recovery, and I’m happy to hear your children and husband are taking good care of you. Virus’, bugs and the flu seems to be going on all over the place this time of year.

    I was so pleased that no one in the house came down with anything, then on Friday I started getting the good old sore throat. Over the weekend the a cold decided to drag me down more :-( This evening, I think I’m getting it nipped in the bud :-)

  8. I think I caught the flu, it knocked me out for a day or two (fastest flu bug I’ve ever caught!) between Christmas and New Years’. Allergies, on the other hand….I’m really starting to hate Texas….winds are either blowing cedar up from the south, or elm down from the north….sometimes in the same day.

    I used to use that Airborne stuff, which tastes like crap (its easier to handle if you dissolve it into a glass of OJ…still not good, but easier to handle), but worked for me. I’ll have to keep Alka Seltzer in mind for the next round.

    Cheesy eggs are excellent, but if you cut up some lunchmeat ham and toss that in when you’re cooking the eggs, it now becomes a breakfast fit for the tables of Olympus (recipe originally came from Valhalla, IIRC). I firmly believe that if you threw bacon in, the universe would explode from sheer awesomeness.

    Hope you get better soon! Y’all’re in our prayers!

  9. I don’t that I’ve ever seen the word “gook” in print (besides derogatory term pronounced differently). I never thought about how it would be spelled, lol. Sorry to hear that, Hope you’re getting better quickly.

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