I must have royally ticked off the person in charge of planetary alignment because my planets have been so incredibly out of line lately that it is almost embarrassing. For the last 37 days in a row, at least one person in our house has been sick. For the last 32 days in a row, at least one person in our house has been on an antibiotic. We are currently on antibiotic #7. But who’s keeping track of all the numbers ?!?
This has seriously been our worst cold/flu/sick season. Ever. I think it is time to buy stock options in co-pays and prescription costs. Can one even do that?
I know I have mentioned it before, but writing is therapeutic for me so I am just going to hammer this all out and get it out of my system. We have had two sets of double ear infections, strep, allergy flare ups, conjunctivitis, more ear infections (Randy even got one), sinus infections, coughs that never seem to fully go away and head colds. And I currently have mastitis. I spent Sunday afternoon in urgent care so I could get some magic antibiotics to clear it up. I finally started feeling better and apparently I overdid it because my infection is now back on the other side. I am in so much pain that I succumbed and took the painkillers the doctor prescribed for me. All I want to do is wean my little one. I hope it is even possible.
But I am grateful for the tender mercies that I have felt. I am grateful (knock. on. wood. … some serious wood!) that at least we haven’t been hit with stomach bugs. And I am grateful that quite a few of our ailments haven’t been of the contagious variety.
I am grateful, too, that in between the really down parts of our sicknesses, I have still been able to meet up with some good friends and gab and refuel. I am grateful, too, that Ari’s current bout of teething and his current head cold seems to be improving a bit. His coughing has been so bad at night that it keeps him and me up for hours. I am sure living off of just a few hours of sleep a night is not good for my body as it is trying to fight off its ailments.
And I am grateful, too, for the abundant sunshine we have been blessed with lately. It warms my body, heart and soul. And even though the pollen is everywhere right now, I am grateful it is springtime.
So thank you for listening and indulging me while I threw my pity party. I truly hope this summer we will be germ free. I look forward to having energy again and being able to get out and about and back to a normal gym routine.