Married Life Sure is Sweet

Last week I was SICK. Not, I don’t feel very good so I’m going to be lazy and cranky type of sick. No, I’m talking the kind of sick where you are full on laid out in the bed for days. The kind where you begin to feel as if you are no longer human and you’re at the point where you don’t even care what type of medicine you are taking as long as it just knocks you out. (I mean honestly, if you could sleep through the whole illness why not?) Basically I felt like mangled up animal carcass.

Naturally, I did what any other human being does and turned to Web MD to diagnose myself. (Of course it told me I probably had cancer.) Thankfully, I was able to convince myself that I most likely did not have Zika, Ebola, or West Nile.

The good news is that I had my amazing husband to take care of me. Well, kinda… I have never really been this sick around him and I don’t think he had the faintest idea of how to take care of a sick person. Poor thing.

After nearly biting his head off for asking too many questions my sweet husband ignored my salty mood and did what he could to make me feel better. The first night he made soup (mind you he does not know how to cook) and brought me a Sprite. On the second night be of me being a hostage to my bed, after an unsuccessful attempt at getting me to go to urgent care, he made me a peanut butter, honey, and banana sandwich, put an ice pack on my head and sent me back to bed.

After a few more days I was able to leave my death bed feeling like a brand new person. Thankfully we both survived, although he is sick now so now it’s my turn to take care of him. Lucky for me he is a much better patient than I am.

 

Thoughts of a Sick Person

I don’t do sick well. I don’t particularly like going to the doctor and even when it is clear that I need to go to the emergency room I still always try to convince people that a trip to the ER is completely unnecessary.  That being said I have had some sort of cold, sinus., cough type thing going on for a little while now, but I just took over the counter meds and didn’t think much about it. It seemed to come and go, but other than a runny nose and occasional cough it didn’t really warrant much need for concern. That was until Saturday night…

This past week I went to the boyfriend’s house for the weekend and I always have allergy issues when I go there because there are two cats at his house and I am really allergic to cats. So a stuffy nose and itchy eyes were not uncommon. However, after being unable to breath and having to use an inhaler on Saturday I accepted that it was probably time I should go to the doctor.

Unfortunately I was unable to get into my regular doctor until next week so I had to go to one of those minute clinics at Walgreen’s. While I am normally skeptical of anyone that isn’t my doctor I have to say this lady wasn’t messing around. She was all about the full on attack mode approach; busting out all the heavy artillery to get this shit dealt with. Clearly this lady new how to take care of business, which is exactly my style. Within 30 minutes I walked out with 5 different medications, soup, a vaporizer, sparkling water, and a basket full or organic burritos. Because obviously when you’re sick and in need of soup and plenty of rest it’s the perfect time to sock up on organic veggie burritos....

I spent the rest of the evening laying on my couch in a medication induced haze wondering if it was possible to overdose on cough drops. (Can you?) Around 8 pm I feel asleep and I believe lapsed into a slight coma only waking briefly to blow my nose. It is amazing how many tissues can accumulate in one’s bed during the night when you are sick. I was still digging them out of my covers early this morning. 

Thankfully I felt much better today and should be back to 100 % soon. I’m just going to keep eating my soup, taking my medicine, and getting plenty of sleep. Hope everyone’s week is going well. Side note: Why do antibiotics have to be so big, I mean we should have the ability to make smaller pills by now.