Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Death's Door

Internet, I have been sick.

Really, really sick, with the flu. I can't remember the last time I have been so sick. If I watched TV for more than an hour, the effort of holding my body upright was such that I had to take a nap. At night, I couldn't sleep, between coughing and having weird fever dreams. When I went to the doctor, the nurse offered to give me my B-12 shot, and I declined, the prospect of putting all my weight on one foot for 20 seconds while she gave me the shot too exhausting.

Today, I am kind of back with the living. I'm going to work for a partial day. Today marks the first time I have left the house since my doctor's appointment on Friday. The first day since Thursday I have worn pants other than sweatpants and have put on a pair of shoes.

Steve's main way of helping me feel better has been to take over with Jack completely so that he didn't bug me and so that I wouldn't feel compelled to help him. It was the perfect thing to do.

As for Jack, he has called to check on me from Grandma's house. And yesterday before he left, he brought me about 12 different stuffed animals, some to keep me company, others to keep each other company. He has also been extremely understanding of the fact that I have yet to take him to see the Princess Giselle movie as promised.

I am completely bored with being sick and am hoping to be back to normal soon.

9 comments:

Marcy said...

Ohhhhh no!!!! That stinks!! Hope you start feeling better ASAP!!

newsjunkie said...

Feel better soon!

Nibbles said...

Major bummer! I'm sending good vibes your way--wish I could send soup, too!

the weirdgirl said...

Yuck! Hope you feel better soon!

Ovens2Betsy said...

Here's hoping the stuffed animals will help you heal quicker!

RazZDoodle said...

That suuuuuuuucks! Hope you feel better very soon!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

((HUGS)) Feel better soon. The stuffed animals - so sweet!

bill carter said...

Being sick stinks... I know all too well. Hang in there and get better.

RazZDoodle said...

I didn't realize I'm supposed to keep the kids away when my wife is sick. I'll try that.