I feel like I am your typical person. I get one or two colds a year and maybe one of those is actually a sinus infection (prone to them since I have allergies). I would say every 3-4 years I get a case of the flu (which I am very glad doesn’t come very often).
But now . . . I am starting to think that someone has it in for me. I started December off great. That was a good thing since I had so much on my plate. December and January are the busiest times for me at work during the year. I also had family coming to town for Christmas and to top it off I have new responsibilities at church that require more of my time.
So December started off great and then it quickly went south within the first week. I came home one night after work and while working on dinner I felt everything drain from me. Needless to say, I ended up with the dirtiest, meanest, no-good, rotten flu that I have ever experienced. Every part of my body hurt. I didn’t know I could hurt like that and I am here to tell you that I pretty much wanted to die.
So a week of recovery on that one and then family came to town. It was WONDERFUL and I loved every minute of it but it was filled with lots going on and little sleep. But I managed to make it through and I thought, “Hey, I’ve got this! I am free and clear now”. Little did I know what lurked around the corner.
So New Year’s came and I had my sister at the house. She just happened to have a head cold. I felt really bad for her and told her it would be okay. I then went to work the Tuesday after and ended putting in almost 36 straight hours. Somewhere in the midst of that, the next bomb broke.
So now I have the yucky head cold and can’t breathe worth a darn. I am pretty much cursing life right now ( in between taking shallow breaths since my nose is out of commission). All the while I get to still put in regular hours at the office. Universe? What did I do?!
That leaves me with the post this week. I can’t seem to get my head to wrap around much right now and I am pretty positive that I am missing something that I was supposed to do. Anyway, my list is very brief (since I really need to go to bed).
My top 5 things I want right now:
- My bed (and it needs to be warm)
- At least one nostril to clear so I can breathe like I should
- My mother (because she would at least tell me she loves me)
- Not to have to drive to and from work tomorrow (thanks heavens it is Friday)
- This to be the last cold for me for this season. Really, enough is enough!
I hope all of you have a great week and weekend. Stay warm, rested and away from anyone that is sick. 🙂
6 thoughts on “So Here’s The Thing . . .”
Dang! I hope you kick this one to the curb for good. Feel better soon!
I have decided that I am not allowed to be sick for at least 2 years because of this. I have taken my allotment.
Two things………….I’m guessing that the 36-hr. working thing triggered that illness coming back! Then………I’m certainly glad to hear that one of the things you wanted was your Mother!! Wish I could hop on a plane and be there………to make chicken soup or something! But all of those things you listed are things everyone can relate to……….even Olivia right now! She’s having a hard time drinking from her bottle because of the stuffy nose thing! Hang in there!
I wish you could have been here as well. Your presence would have been comforting.
I’m SO sorry Jenn! I hope you get better soon and those nasty cold germs stay away from you for a LONG time!
Thank you! I am VERY much done with being sick.