Friday, February 24, 2006

Still sick

My nose is clear now, but everything has settled in my chest.
I'm living on Mucinex, Tylenol and Advil.
The fever keeps coming back. I actually slept in full clothes last night, under 3 blankets, and still couldn't chase away the chills.
I'm weak, sore from coughing, have a raging headache that hasn't gone away in days, and feel generally miserable.

This week, I cancelled every single activity I had planned.
Tuesday lunch with Jerica,
Wednesday play date with Cara and Kristi,
Wednesday night work meeting with Dale,
Thursday WW meeting with Cara,
Friday night date with Darren to see a friend of ours play with his band at 4 Star Coffee Bar (was REALLY looking forward to that. They're on stage as I type.)

And then the WORST thing of all, a friend who lives in New Mexico (Terri - lidsmom for those who know her) called this afternoon... from HERE in Fort Worth! She's visiting for the weekend with her daughter who's checking out TCU. And I was too sick to meet up with her.

And finally, to prove just how really rotten I've felt, I haven't returned phone calls or emails, and I haven't spent more than 10 minutes online at a time for the last 3 days. That, my friends, is probably what's ailing me. LOL!!

Darren took off the last two days to take care of the kids and me 'cause I've been useless. He's precious. Tonight, he did all the grocery shopping - even clipped coupons, made a menu and put it all away when he got home. The boys have been super sweet. THey're not used to seein' Mom layin' on the couch all day, so they know somethin's up. And Dani has been Dani - mostly keeping to herself up in her room. I miss that kid, actually. I think she's steering clear of me so she won't get sick again herself.

I'm headed back to the couch. Later.

4 comments:

ginger said...

I hope you feel better soon!!

Cara said...

SORRY YOU FEEL SO BAD! I FEEL YOUR PAIN! HERE IT IS, ALMOST A FULL TWO WEEKS SINCE I FIRST GOT SICK AND I AM STILL NOT COMPLETELY BETTER. AT LEAST NOW I CAN MOVE. WISH MY HUSBAND WOULD HAVE STAYED HOME AND TAKEN CARE OF ME! :( DARREN IS SUPER SWEET! HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON!

C

Martha said...

Sending get well wishes your way!
Isn't that the best gift our kids give us: when we need them to be on their BEST behavior, they exceed our wildest expectations! I'm always amazed when my boys sense that today is REALLY not the day to mess with mom and they act their best!

If that fever doesn't break soon, get thee to the doctor, ok?
Martha...wearing her nurse hat for just a little bit of nagging!

Jacy said...

Stacy~wish I was close enough to bring you a big pot of chicken noodle soup, a good book, and a some pretty flowers just to brighten your spirit!! I hope you feel better soon!! I know how difficult it is bein' sick!