Category Archives: Sickness

>Happy Easter!

>Yesterday was a wonderful day with my kids at my grandma’s house. I was feeling a tiny bit queasy the whole time, but I felt better than I thought I would.

I can’t seem to shake whatever this mess is. I’ve been on antibiotics for over a week and on Friday the fevers started back up. We were at 102 degrees Friday night. Saturday, I was fever free, but I stayed on the Tylenol. Last night I started having night sweats. I’m not hot. I just wake up covered in moisture. My clothes and sheets are soaked and two inches of my hair near my scalp. It’s happening over and over. It’s like my sugar is low, but it shouldn’t be. I also don’t have a fever, so it’s not breaking and causing the sweats either. It’s not fun.

Today, I am cooking Easter dinner for my husband and my mother. I expect it will be pretty good, but I am not sure what I want for dessert. I know I am making chocolate chip cookies. (Chocolate chips were on sale this week, so I picked some up.)

Alright. This post is over. Some dogs are barking and waking up the baby and I need to clean my house before my mother comes in and freaks out.

>The Overnights

>Ever since I began treatment for this ear infection I have not be able to sleep at night. There’s a lot of drainage, but I could sleep through that. It’s the fevers that keep me up. My body feels like it’s burning up all around me. My face feels hard and leathery and very hot. A shower would make me feel better, but I’ve been showering twice a day as it is.

I know that this is not something I can simply will away. To a certain extent this is my fault anyway for not going to a doctor sooner. I do wish this would go away soon. Between the sleep deprivation and the crankiness that comes with it and the night sweats I feel like I am having menopause, despite being way too young for it.

>In sickness even when it’s stealth.

>I woke up this morning and I was cheerful. My cats were hopping around yelling at me to wake up. I was tired, but not overly so. I showered and found something clean to wear. I haven’t been hungry for the last week, so in keeping with that I decided to skip breakfast and have a bagel at work. I then began to brush my teeth.

I brush my teeth several times a day. I don’t like it when they feel dirty, so if I feel less than fresh I brush. I also keep a toothbrush nearly everywhere I could be when I am feeling less than fresh. I am skilled in the usage of toothbrushes. This morning I was brushing away and humming happily (I do know that I am a dork,) when suddenly I was compelled to vomit. I had hoped that I had merely gagged myself by brushing a tad to vigorously, but that was not the case. It was just freaking lovely puking up ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for ten minutes.

I decided to take my tempature because even though I can’t afford to be sick, I’m a salaried employee. If I’m puking at home my employees still get paid. I was not happy to see that I had a temperature of 100F. I was already dressed for work and I have a lot of work to do, so I decided to come in this morning and knock a few things out before going home and being furious.

I do not get sick. I DO NOT get sick. I don’t even FEEL sick (except for the fever and vomiting)! This is not acceptable. I am supposed to have my children this weekend and that is not happening because they can’t afford to get sick either. GREAT. I have to sit at home and do NOTHING. I hate that. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I am so furious that I want to throw things. I don’t have a bad temper, but it makes me very angry when my body fails me. I am a freaking warrior. I don’t get sick. This is not possible.

Now that I am done acting like a child I have decided to make a list of things to do this weekend.

Things to Do While Being Sick

  • Prepare paperwork from the Relay for Life Potluck.
  • Clean the bathroom.
  • Mop the floors since my idiot brother sprayed beer all over my living room and office area as I walked in the door last night.
  • Write a letter to my little brother in the big house with actual pen and paper.
  • Research and write for the Hotbuckles blog.
  • Play stupid video games in my underpants while my brother is at work.
  • Read the books Sadia lent me this week.
  • Call my mother and see if she will still let me come over tomorrow to walk the dog and do laundry.
  • (If Mom lets me come over) get her to wax my eyebrows.
  • Work on a severely neglected website project that I think holds a lot of potential.
  • Sleep. (Please envision me scowling at the prospect of sleeping away my free time.)
  • (If I don’t have a fever Sunday) Pick up the kids and take them out to lunch at a restaurant of their choosing, but not McDonald’s for the love of goodness.

So, that is what I will be doing. I have to stop typing now. My eyes are on fire and I’m really dizzy suddenly. If you look to your left you will see my Twitter widget. I will update and let you all know I am alive.