Friday, January 25, 2008

The betrayer


       My body that is. 

    Tuesday we went out to eat for my son's birthday.  I felt well.  After we ate they dropped me off at work.  It went downhill from there.  I started getting sick and thought the food had triggered my irritable bowel, no problem, I alway have my immodium with me.  Except it didn't work!  It got worse and worse.  Slowly but steadily I felt worse and worse.  Next thing I know I am in the restroom losing my supper....repeatedly.  Every muscle hurt and I started to chill.  NOOOOOOOOOOO.    I CAN NOT BE SICK AGAIN.  I just could not believe it.  I was just sick 2 weeks ago.  Now I am seriously putting my job at risk.  I kept trying to hang in there until finally around 4 am I realized I had been out of the restroom only 10 minutes out the hour.  Each step was difficult.  My head was ripping in pain.  I was too sick to go on and a hazard to my patients.  My son brought me home and I lost the rest of the day.  I don't remember much about it at all except sleeping, going to the restroom, sleeping, sleeping, sleeping.

   Finally today I am feeling better.  Low grade temp and slight aches and pains, but much better then I was.   Why am I getting sick so often?  I think I let myself get wore way down while my MIL was ill and am not getting my immune system built up fast enough.  Whatever it is it needs to stop before I lose my job.  I never believed in working sick as I take care of patients and feel they don't need my illness on top of what they have but I normally don't get sick that often so it worked out fine.  Lately its every couple of weeks.  If there is a virus going around, I get it.  So depressing.

     Yesterday in between sleeping I decided to list the postcards after all.   They are part of the estate and since I have them in a journal I can keep them in a way.  Well they are selling like hot cakes.  Yippy.  I thought they might.

     I have figured out a method to visit the journals and post.  I usually have to hit the refresh button 3 times to get a entry to load, but they are loading 95 % of the time.  I am not sure if all my comments are getting posted as sometimes it just knocks me back to the last entry.  Weird.  Kind of a challenge, but it is getting slightly better.

    If I am feeling better tomorrow I am breaking down and going to my MIL's to work on bringing her clothes to charity.  Rick has been sick also, he has what I had 2 weeks ago, so not much has been done.  When we went over there Tuesday BIL was at the bar and the teapot was still on the burner.  Oh well, if Rick chooses not to deal with so be it.  Hope he doesn't burn the house down.


rbrown6172 said...

i was relieved to see who the betrayer was....not that your sick.  lol  anyway...hope you stay on the road of recovery!  i know it's really tiresome to be sick a lot.  have a good day.

lanurseprn said...

You've been under a LOT of stress!! I figured you'd get sick. But, now you have to let your body recover. You know that. Don't overdue anything.
I hope you feel better soon!

candlejmr said...

I'm so sorry you are sick again!  I think your immune system is probably way down from being sick and under so much stress.  Hopefully you can get some rest and heal quickly!!


rdautumnsage said...

It is the stress from the loss of your MIL that is getting to you. Doc and I have both been sick as well since early Dec. I can't seem to get over my lung infection, as well as constantly being tired and out of breathe....I think when you lose someone, your body literally gets beat up from the stress and sorrow you undergo. Keeping you and Rick in my prayers on the smoke. (Hugs) Indigo

kirkbyj05 said...

I have not been well myself Julie and I only came on line to see how you were as you had not been posting for a while.  I was going to e-mail you if you hadn't.

It's unbelievable what stress can do to you!  I am fed up also of catching everythig going too.  So we are both in the same boat... except I'm retired and you HAVE to work.
Worrying about that wont help either.
Its magic that the postcards are selling but I'm not surprised as they were very beautiful and special.  At least you know they are going to someone who will appreciate them.
Don't stress yourself over BIL any more.  He seems to be touched by some magic wand that saves him from disaster each time. See?   You came along and found the teapot on the stove....and I bet he doesn't catch any bugs that are doing the rounds.  Worry about yourself.
Give yourself some TLC.  Something completely your 'own thing' and special to you alone.  That will cheer you up.
I am going to have an aromatherapy massage next week when I hae chased this bug off myself.
Take care my friend.  Get well soon!
Love and hugs
Jeanie xxxx

jckfrstross said...

we have had the crud too it will not leave UGH!!! Feel better


cacklinrosie101 said...

I had the exact same virus last weekend.  My head felt like it was splitting in half.  I was throwing up constantly.  I also was freezing and achy.  It lasted about 24 hrs and then went away.  My BF has it now.  It's been a bad winter for viruses.  I did a system restore on my pc.  I backed up about 10 days.  I had to reinstall the McAfee Security Center.  I think one of the files was screwed up and messing up my AOL.  Keeping my fingers crossed.  It's been good for almost a week.  Chris