Thursday, January 20, 2011

I Tried So Hard Not to be Sick

I thought I got lucky.  I thought I was safe.  I thought the bad, dreaded, stomach flu had passed me up!  I had finally got over the sore throat, then Hubby got the stomach flu, and I was feeling pretty good and doing everything I could to stay clear of him.  I slept in a separate room, washed all his sheets, blankets, towels, toilet, sink, everything he touched.  On Monday he felt better and I was feeling good, and then BAM!  Monday night an invisible truck hit me and my whole body hurt and I couldn't sleep and by Tuesday morning the ugly stuff started.  I don't want to be too graphic, but it's the kind of sick where you just can't get out of bed so you keep a bucket and towel next to you and the pains in my stomach were so bad I thought I was dying.  I think I pretty much proved that no matter what you do, or how clean and sterile you are, if you live in the same house and breath the same air, you're going to catch what the other one has.  This is where I spent my Tuesday.  From here:
 To here:
And back again.  These pictures are after the clean up.  I wouldn't dare have shown the ugly before!

If I could have even sat up a little bit I could have done a little bit of knitting.  If my eyes weren't burning so bad and if my head wasn't pounding, maybe I could have looked through my new "Creative Knitting" magazine that Hubby just brought me from the mail box.  But NO!  NO could do!

Hubby took the babies to the groomer for me.  At least they were clean and smelled good, unlike their Mommy.

I was starting to worry that I wouldn't be able to stay awake long enough or feel well enough to watch the first night of American Idol.

 I wait for that show for eight months to start back up.  I always make sure I don't schedule anything else for the night's that it's on.  I took a nice nap in the afternoon and Hubby brought me some Advil with my Ginger Ale (my one and only meal of the day) and I was able to actually sit up a little bit and knit while I watched American Idol.  It was good!  I wasn't sure what to expect with Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, but I think it's better than ever.  Can't wait for tonight.  It's going to be a good season.

Now today I'm on the mend again.  I'm weak, several pounds lighter, food looks terrible to me, but I'm on my feet.  Back to more cleaning, scrubbing and sterilizing.  I'm just so glad the timing was such that this was the week that the kids aren't here.  If it could have been worse, that would have done it!


Theresa said...

OH NINA, I am so sorry you have been feeling so bad! Happy to hear you are doing much better! I knew when I saw the title that you had gotten what the Hubby had!

Hey, if I am every sick... can I come stay in that pretty room and soak in that PINK bathtub? GORGEOUS home, love the silky white bedding and that lovely throw on your bed! Get all better before those kiddos come back:)


DJan said...

You know, I figured it couldn't have been so easy, Nina, for you to escape the dreaded bug. Did you have a flu shot earlier? If you did, and you got this sick, it would have been way worse without it. I'm so glad you are better now, though. Beautiful bedroom you have!!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

You're right, it's pretty hard to escape those nasty germs when they're in the house with you. Feel better soon!

Valerie said...

Horrid thing, tummu flu. I know I told you to relax but that was ridiculous. I honestly didn't mean you to spend your time being sick. Anyway, you sound better now so keep up the good work.

Lily Robinson said...

Why is it that I can be sick 3 times longer than anyone else and still not lose a single ounce? I suppose that's not really the best way to do it...

Glad you're on the mend. Somehow, Mr J has managed to avoid it. The in-laws and I keep passing it back and forth!


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