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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rejoining the land of the living!

Been a while hasn't it? In my defense I do have a good excuse. I was sick! Sick as a dog sick. Took to my bed for 5 days sick and I never go to bed when I am sick. Sicker than I can ever remember being sick. I started feeling bad on January 20th. Had a tickle in my throat during the day but by that evening I felt like I had been hit by a truck. Went to work briefly on Friday to do a couple of framing jobs that needed to be done and then went home. Made supper that night and went to bed, told the family to do the dishes and wipe down the counters and that was it until I stumbled down the stairs on Tuesday afternoon. I vaguely remember going to the doctor on Saturday, missed my birthday entirely on Sunday the 23rd and on Tuesday when I came down the stairs it was to head to the Dr. again. I couldn't stand not being able to take a deep breath and when I was breathing I was also squeaking. Having 2 kids with asthma has taught me that the two symptoms are not a good sign so I took myself off to the Dr. where after listening to my litany of symptoms both past and present, he stuck a long q-tip up into my brain while saying, this is going to hurt a bit, not only did I see stars but I swear I saw horns sticking out of the mans head and heard chuckling while he was wiggling around up in there. The verdict was I did not have influenza but pseudo-influenza. Looks just like the real thing only not. After refusing a shot of steroids, apparently I wasn't so sick that I would willing submit to that, he gave me an inhaler and told me to hang in there, it would all be over soon. I wasn't sure quite how to take that but opted to believe he meant the being sick would be over soon and not that my life would be over soon. Went back to bed and by Thursday morning I was up and sorta recovered enough to go to work for a few hours. Worked a short day Friday too. In fact, it wasn't until just yesterday that I could take a deep breath without pain and a coughing fit. So what did I do? I went thrifting! And then I paid for it last night with several bouts of coughing throughout the night. I mustn't be as recovered as I would like to think. But it was worth it. I took my friend Connie with me and Dan joined us later and the 3 of us had a great time. Found several treasures that I will show you over the next few posts. I could write a book today if I wanted to but I think I will keep it short since I should be doing things like the laundry, the grocery shopping, cleaning the house etc. etc. etc...

Take care till next time!

Julie

9 comments:

Blu said...

I feel exhausted just reading that!
Hope you feel much better soon!

Cari said...

WOW...Julie....don't over do it today!! Keep resting and get BETTER !! Warm hugs coming your way!!

Mad about Craft said...

Glad you are back in the land of the living!

natalyK said...

Glad to here you are on the mend!

Karen said...

Welcome back... hope you continue to feel better.

Rachel S said...

Goodness. Glad you are back with us. I was starting to worry about you. Happy belated birthday.

Shelleen said...

Happy Belated Birthday and I hope you feel better soon.

Meari said...

All I can say is that it sounds horrible! And glad that you're feeling much better.

Meari said...

P.S. Happy Belated Birthday. Yours is a day before mine :)