Crime doesn’t seem to take a rest. Rarely takes a holiday. Germs at least seem to take breaks. Maybe not. There is always somebody who’s been invaded by germs. So often they can make us miserable.
I haven’t blogged for a while for that very reason. Icky, ugly germs – that hadn’t been detected in my own personal body until I went to the doctors to have my ears flushed.
It doesn’t set well with me that I feel worse leaving the doctor. It doesn’t set well with me that I would feel even more miserable after starting the antibiotic treatment. I’ve had pressure in my ear, in my eye, in my head, and in my throat. I’ve had a cough and am now experiencing a runny nose – which is a good thing. A runny nose indicates it’s finally coming out.
Unfortunately I forgot to turn on the humidifier on Saturday night and woke up with a dry throat on Sunday morning. I took the last antibiotic. And now I’m probably experiencing strep. I hope not. I return to the doctor’s on Thursday. I can’t take anything stronger. Not like last year. Don’t want to be nauseated in addition.
So I was actually feeling better this afternoon. Roland had given me a blessing. And I felt well from about 11:30 to 3:00 – when I had to meet with my sibs and an attorney. Kayla and I left the office first and bam - I’m sick again. Miserable sick.
At least I’m hydrated. Jenna checked out of school early. Dehydrated and throwing up. I thought she was sharing my cold – our cold (Roland had it, too) as she was coughing this morning and crying – she does not deal well with being sick.
I’ve been catering to her needs – puppy sitting a few hours and rolling my eyes at Trume who wants to play with Jenna and doesn’t believe she is sick. Reminding her that I had been sick and I’m sorry she had to get sick herself to understand the pain I experienced when she would barge into my room and ask, “Mom, do you want to play a game?”
I didn’t want to play a game. But I didn’t want to neglect her either. I wanted her to understand my position – but not necessarily my pain. Damn those germs!