Hanging in There…

I just want to thank everyone for their get-well thoughts. It really means a lot to me and I appreciate all the comments — thank you! I am doing okay. Yesterday morning, however, was horrible. I woke up in so much pain — easily the worst I’ve felt in recent memory. I would go so far as to say that the pain rivaled being in labor. My neck, my back, my knees, my head… I just kept in mind that I was told I would probably feel worse before I felt better. Still, it was not easy. All I wanted to do was cry 🙁

I ended up staying home while Drew and the boys went to his mom’s house for a 4th of July BBQ/birthday party for his aunt. Although I really did want to go, it was best that I stayed home and rested. I watched plenty of trash TV, napped a bit, and just camped out on the couch feeling lousy. A fever did resurface in the afternoon, but I was able to bring it down pretty quickly. Starting yesterday evening I’d say I began to really feel a difference.

I got a good night’s sleep last night up until about 3:30 when I woke up dying for a drink of water. I couldn’t get comfortable after that, then it started pouring, and then just before 5 Noah started waking up and Jake had a nightmare, so I just got up for the day. Right now I am still achy, but in a different way from yesterday. Today it’s more of a muscle ache, like I worked out too much (ha!). I feel much less “flu-y” too and my headache has much improved. So I think the meds are doing their job. Incidently, I found out that the antibiotics I am on are also used to treat Rosacea, so maybe I’ll have a lucky side effect and they’ll help out with that too 😉


  1. Tamara says:

    Poor Carol, I hope you get better really soon. Getting sick sucks all around but it always feels worse in the summer! Sorry you weren’t up for celebrating the 4th. HUGS!!!

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