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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sick

Many of you may think I am slacking. You might think I don't want to blog anymore...but I do! I really do. I find it funny that after my blog on March 27 saying I was sad to see blogs die I have posted less often. I know that if you have read my posts since then you can see that I have been really busy or out of town or sick. And of all those things sickness reigns supreme. Through all of what I have done in the past month I have been sick. I'm not sure what is wrong with me. I started feeling bad on Thursday, March 29. It has been a month, and I still feel sick. I am tired of this, but most of all I want to know what is wrong with me. I am used to getting a cold that might turn into something more about once a year. I either get over it after several days or take an antibiotic once it turns into a sinus infection or whatever else and then it is done. This year seems to be different. I got a cold. It lasted about a week then it seemed to be going away. I felt better for a couple of days. Then I started to get another one. What?!? It seriously seemed to start all over again. The second time I only felt like I was getting a cold for a day, but the next day I had a headache. Then a day of normal. Then a day with stomach issues. Another day of normal...maybe two. And then something else. Last week I was making chicken and dumplings for dinner. By the time I made the dough and was about to roll it out I felt really weak. I could barely use the rolling pin. I took my temperature after I finally finished dinner and it was 100. Not too bad, but enough that I felt it and went to bed early. The next day I was fine. And on and on. On Monday I had a terrible headache that made me sick to my stomach. Yesterday my throat started to hurt, and I'm pretty sure that I have a fever as I type this. This can't be good. I looked up the symptoms for mono, because this has lasted so long. I think I am too old for mono. I have been really busy so maybe I just haven't had time to get well. And it doesn't look like things are going to slow down. Tomorrow morning at 4:30am I leave for the airport. My plane to Istanbul leaves at 6am. I will be hanging around Istanbul until a bus taking me to a ladies retreat leaves at 2pm. These ladies retreats are usually a refreshing and relaxing time, but I am not really looking forward to it. What I really want to do is stay home and lie in bed all weekend. But, we already have the plane tickets, and my place is reserved so I may go to the hotel and lie in bed there all weekend. At least I won't have kids needing me to do stuff there. I arrive back on Sunday night. Monday is a free day. Tuesday I am supposed to sub in the 1st grade then dinner with friends that night. Wednesday I am going to the zoo with the third grade and then have plans that night as well. So much for slowing down! Maybe I can start getting well next Thursday.

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

I'm praying for you! Perhaps you can go to the retreat and just sleep in the hotel room all day! :)

Jay Anderson said...

At least you post more than Brian does. I hope you start feeling better soon.

Gina said...

You have been a busy woman, and sometimes our bodies don't like that too much!! Hopefully this weekend will be a little more relaxing for you.

Tamara said...

I hope you're feeling better after your retreat. I've been praying for you. We thought about y'all when we were at IHOP last night!

Karen said...

Hey, just read your email about the sickness. I know you said you're on antibiotics now, but just to mention it, several women here in Singapore have had a virus that mimics mono. Right now I'm blanking on the name of it -- but it can go on and on for months and make you feel terrible. And the treatment is a special type of antibiotic. You can do a specific blood test to see if that's the virus you have. Now if only I could remember the name...I'll have to do some checking and let you know. If you don't feel way better after these antibiotics, write me and I'll get you more info.