They say mom’s don’t get sick days, usually whoever “they” are, is right, not this week though. The last four days have been nothing but sick days for this mama. Mostly because I was so close to death I had no choice. I honestly can’t remember the last time I was this sick and I hope it doesn’t happen again for a very long time because I do not deal with it well.
I always hear moms saying they’re house falls apart when they’re sick, or they have to just keep on truckin through their illness because life goes on, and I get it, I’ve been there. I’ve gone to work sick, I’ve gone to kids sporting events sick, so on Sunday when I felt a cold starting I figured it would be the same as always. I was so wrong. It got worse and worse as the day went on and by Sunday night I had a full blown fever partnered with the chills and then the sweats and every bone in my body ached so badly I didn’t sleep for more than 5 minutes. Not to mention the awesome seal barking-like cough I developed.
Monday morning, in true stubborn mom fashion, I drove to the city to get groceries, because life goes on right? Halfway through Walmart I realized if I didn’t get out of there soon, my life probably wouldn’t go on. I was leaning on my cart so heavily for support I’m surprised I didn’t tip it over, thanks to the fever, my face was on fire and I looked like I had a sunburn. People were staring. I got what I needed as fast as I could and headed home where I unloaded groceries and succumbed to my illness. I immediately fell asleep for 3 hours, not even hearing Brad come home for lunch. I woke up in the evening long enough to eat a little and start a movie but fell back asleep for a few hours leaving Brad bored out of his mind.
This is usually the part where moms complain about their houses being destroyed because if moms not able to clean who will? I was fully expecting that to be my house. Instead I woke up to my kids fed, dinner cleaned up and my husband baking homemade cookies! I know, it sounds fake but this is how has been for the last four days, I’m bed ridden and Brad has been killin it! Hes run several errands, cleaned everything repeatedly, taken care of my kids including getting them to and from school and catered to my every need. If I wasn’t so sick, this would be heaven.
Yesterday I thought I was on the upswing so I decided to have a shower and maybe finally put on clean pjs. Turns out, I was not on the mend and the shower just made it worse, back to bed I went for another long nap. About dinner time I realized there was no way I was going to make it to work the next day. I miserably laid in bed all night feeling feverish again until I finally fell asleep just to wake up at 3am soaked in sweat. And I mean SOAKED. It was literally dripping down my neck. I’m really hoping that was a breaking point and now I can actually start feeling better and get back to work. On the up side, I’m pretty sure I’ve got the start of a six pack from all this coughing and the loss of appitite and strict diet of bro citron has caused me to lose 4 pounds haha
Anyone have any home remedies for getting rid of nasty colds?? I’m up for anything at this point.