Last week I thought I was dying. Apparently once my immune system is down, it’s really down: I managed to contract ear and sinus infections alongside influenza and stomach viruses. A week straight of delirium, body chills and muscle aches, vomiting, and severe migraines left me in dire straights by the time the weekend came. My poor husband took me to the doctor out of fear that I was infected by some foreign disease. After inspection, the doctor diagnosed me with the aforementioned infections and viruses and declared I needed an IV–which they provided at the office–and sent me home with strict instructions to rest and keep myself hydrated. After an ignominious departure from the doctor’s office, because I am someone who generally avoids doctor visits for mere viruses, I went home and passed control of the household into Ben’s hands.
Needless to say, the house was in ruins by Monday. If people were allowed into our house, they would have found caution tape around the kitchen and the laundry pile because the awful odors and foreign substances oozing from their confined spaces (TMI? sorry).
Anyway, I learned a couple lessons from this 1 1/2 week-long ordeal.
1. Flu vaccinations work. (Both kids and husband received theirs this year. None of them contracted influenza.)
2. Children will survive even when their mother is too sick to feed, clothe, or entertain them. Perhaps this is where guardian angels come in.
I am still recovering but am slowly making my way back to the land of the living. I promise I will be back to reading all your blogs in a short time.