November 22, 2008

What A Week...

I have been really proud of the fact that I have not been sick in three years.   The kids at school would bring in their colds and flu and share it with me EVERY year.  But for the last three years I have really been lucky, I haven't caught anything that has kept me home from school. Until this week ~ It may be terrible but I am blaming ALL of this on one of my freshmen darlings.  A week or so ago he came in the room and said, "Mrs. Bear are you EVER not here?  We need a break."  Well I think he jinxed me because he got his break - a week long break.  ;o)

It all started a week ago today.  Big Bear and I went to Lexington.  We saw the new Bond movie, not as good as the last in my opinion.  We did a little shopping and had a really nice dinner.  It was a great day, until about the last hour.  That is when I started to feel achy and really tired.  I just figured that it was due to the weather and running around all day.  The drive home is about two hours, and during those two hours even the hairs on my arms started to ache.  Great!

Once we were home, got the pups taken care of, and groceries put away I hit the bed.  I woke up a few hours later with full blown chills and the works.  So I thought I had a bad cold, maybe the flu.  I spent most of the day Sunday drinking lots of water, trying to not hack up a lung, and staying doped up on Advil and Tylenol.  Finally decided I wouldn't be going to work on Monday about nine o'clock that night.  Called in sick and prayed that I would only be out one day.

Unfortunately it got worse.  By Tuesday afternoon I was calling BB in tears wanting to go to the doctor.  I DO NOT go to the doctor willingly, but I was miserable.  I called the doctor’s office and the nurse said the doctor would probably call something in for me.  Yeah!

A couple of hours later the doctor’s office called back saying the doctor said I’ve had a fever too long she wanted to see me; could I come in at 4:15.  I nearly cried right then on the phone.  BB had a HUGE closing at 4:30 that he couldn’t miss.  We have only one car this week because the Mountaineer has been in the shop getting the back window fixed.  I had to wait until Wednesday to see the doctor.  More Advil I’ll make it.

At the doctors office they gave me a flu test.  Both the doctor and the nurse said it sounded like I had the flu.  I still had a temp of 101.8.  That is really high for me because my normal temp is 96.8.  Yes!  I know it’s backwards, but that is what my normal temperature ALWAYS reads.  I learned that back during our infertility days.  Anyway – sorry about all of the tangents -  The doctor and nurse came back in the room, this time they were wearing surgical masks.  I tell you, that was a bit freaky!

Dr. C. told me that the flu test at first read positive, but the line went away while they were looking at it.  She said they have never seen such a thing.  So they aren’t sure what to do with me.  She gave me some really strong antibiotics.  Told me if these don’t work she’d meet me at the hospital.  Lovely.

I’m happy to say the antibiotics must have worked.  Last night (Friday) was the first night in a week that I haven’t woken up to unbearable chills and fever.  I’m feeling better today, not great but I can sit at the computer which is BIG.  I have been reading your posts from my iPhone, but it is really hard to leave comments.  I am so thankful to that phone.  I was able to stay in bed and stay connected by texting my aide at school, reading emails, and escape to the blog world when I wanted to just cry and feel sorry for myself.  There is nothing better than pictures of little ones to help take your mind off things.  Thanks!   

Tonight starts our crazy Thanksgiving week.  We have a dinner party tonight with my parents. Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow at the in-laws with BB's entire family, which I need to make two pies and a seven layer salad for.  BB says he will be doing the cooking.  LOVE him!  Then we leave for Chicago Wednesday morning!!  I probably won’t have time to go back to blogs and comment.  A few of you have been on my mind though.   

Ozimum and Pipo – Wow!  1,000 days.  All my fingers and toes are crossed that it is just a few more days now. 

Tongginator Momma and Kristy you and your families have been in my thoughts and prayers.

I better go lay down for a while.  Have to look half alive for the dinner party tonight.  :)  Oh!  One more thing – thanks to those of you who emailed to check in on me.  You have absolutely NO idea how much that means.  Even though I haven't been back to blogging long it's nice to know when you're missed.  :)  Thank YOU!


  1. That sounds like some nasty stuff you had. Glad you're starting to feel better.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. So glad to hear that you are feeling better! You and Matt have something common: his temp also ALWAYS read 96.8!

  3. Glad to hear you have turned the corner!!

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration tonight!

    Take Care,


    PS. I would love the recipe for your seven layer salad....sounds great!!

  4. Glad to hear you're feeling better.
    We headed out this morning for a fun outing with Ian and about 40 minutes from home he got sick in the back of the car. Yes, the flu is going around. :(

  5. Glad you are feeling better..
    Sounds like you are going to be BUSY,BUSY,BUSY..
    Have a Great Time..

  6. Yuck! Whatever you had sounded NASTY! I'm glad you're doing better. Enjoy the holiday and all the great food! Oh and yes the bond movie was a bit off.

  7. Aw friend. Sorry you've had such an awful bug. Glad to hear you're on the mend. Take care sweetie.

    Love and hugs.

  8. Poor thing!!! I HATE being sick (actually, I don't know anyone who likes it, so that was probably a dumb thing to say?!!)

    Hope you get LOTS of rest and are back to your normal self in no time! (how dare that freshman jinx you like that?!!)

    :) Yep 1000 days. Hard to believe. I looked at my sidebar the other day, and it's clocked over to 1005... just sounds too weird!!

  9. Making up for lost time! Take care and feel better.

    Great to hear from you...I am about but not really living the blogger life right now.

    Too cold and feeling blah.

    Enjoy the party time!

    Keep smilin!

  10. I am so glad that you are feeling better now~
    I hate getting sick too!

  11. HEY! My email came after all the nastiness but before I read this post. Ugh...I am so glad you got yourself a good antibiotic and are on the upswing. Too much sick nastiness going on lately.

    Missing you...we need to set a date.

    On the log-in note...I'll take anything less than 1100 days with a smile.

  12. my gosh woman!! i hope you're feeling better SOON!

  13. Oh my goodness, it sounds like you have been horribly sick and miserable all week. I'm so sorry. I'm glad you are starting to feel better now.

    Hope you are 100% really soon!!!

  14. Thank you so much for the prayers, it caught me off guard seeing my name, it brought tears to my eyes to know that you are thinking about me. It really means alot to me. I hope you are feeling alot better now. I hope and pray that all is well for you Thanksgiving. You are so dear to me.

    Love and blessings, Kristy

  15. I really hope you are feeling much better!!! Hugs!!!