Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I'm still alive...

I finally ate a meal today. A whole can of chicken and stars... yummy, huh? I am actually moving around without everything moving around too and I am taking a quick moment to say "hey!" I miss you guys and have appreciated all the prayers and well wishes.

Went to the doctor, yesterday. What was the verdict? A virus. What kind, not sure. All I know is that the testing they did, didn't pinpoint anything, I'm now on two antibiotics, that I thought were going to KILL me last night (empty tummy and meds don't go together friends!!!), lots of rest is the plan, and I can't return to work till next week, just to be on the safe side of things. It will probably take me at least that long just to work up the energy to actually do anything.

Sad thing about being the sick mom, when you do get up and start stirring, you just want to return to bed. I walked into my kitchen a while ago and just turned around and walked out. I was afraid of what might be living in there. My daughter did do a little laundry this week, but she has a bigger problem than even her dear mom about folding and putting away (apple doesn't fall far from the tree sort of thing) so all the clothes are nicely wrinkled on top of the dryer. It is a game for her dad and brother to find clothes to wear each morning...

But, I can't complain. My family has treated me like a princess. I call, they come running. They have all been kind of worried about me, cause it has been a long time since mom was down and out like this. Apart from the nausea, chills and other unmentionables, I have kind of liked it. "They love me, they really love me." :) Oh, and instead of "ringing" a bell, texting is coming in handy. :)

Nothing like being down and out to make you really count your blessings. I have had plenty of time to THINK... not always a good thing, but this time, I think it was a blessing. Here are a few of the blessings I have been thankful for the last few days...

1. My hubby. There are those busy weeks, when us moms feel taken granted at times, but he really has come through for me this past week. I love the guy and I'm so thankful for him.

2. My kiddos. They have their moments, but in the end I realize they both have BIG hearts. I can see little servants emerging in both of them and that makes me so proud. (Now if I could just get them to clean the kitchen, just because. :) )

3. Health on a daily basis... I just have a virus, that hopefully will not stay with me much longer, but my heart goes out to all those moms who have diseases, are on meds or who have disabilities that make their day to day lives so very hard. Prayers, friends. You know who you are...

4. The ability to stay cozy as a princess in my bed, with blankets for the chills, air conditioning for the sweats, meds for the headaches, water for the dehydration, TV for the entertainment and what ever else I could need. I saw plenty of those "Save the Children" commercials this week, which make me weep, and thankful. Even sick, I shouldn't complain. (Sorry, Lord, when I did...)

5. Support and prayers...
I've said it before and I will keep saying it... I do not know how people survive in this world without the power of prayer and faith in the Lord Almighty??? I couldn't. Even on my strongest day, I am weak.

So, am I out of the woods? Not quite yet. Even as I type, I'm starting to feel the need for my friend the pillow. But I do feel better than I did yesterday, and to sick girl here, that is a BIG step in the right direction. Thanks for the prayers. I've missed chatting with you all...

17 comments:

Angie said...

So glad you're feeling better!We'll keep praying for you and the family.
Love you!

Kari said...

I'm so out of the loop because after vacation I found it hard to jump back in my social 'networking'. I've been posting blogs, but finding time to read everyday has been hard. It's always good to step away and not be consumed with the internet, but then I miss stuff like this.
My friend, I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well and I'm sorry I'm just now hearing about this! I pray for healing in your body. I'm going to email you something you might like!

Kristin said...

Glad you're starting to turn the corner, Mich! That part about what might be living in the kitchen had me laughing out loud. And the texting part too. ha!! You're so funny :) Hope you're feeling much, much better soon!!!!

Andrea said...

I am so sorry you have been sick and even sorrier that I had not been by here to find out and pray for you. I am now praying...that you continue to heal quickly.
Hugs,
andrea

Angel said...

Glad you are a bit better, but sad you are still sick. I love that you are being treated like a princess though!!

Your thankful list at the end was about as close as you could get to a JOY filled list without calling it that. One of these days you will have to join us for "Why I Count It All Joy Wednesday" Even during this sickness, your JOY is showing and I love that!!

If I lived closer to you I would bring you some soup!!

Praying for you my friend!!

Jules said...

Hopefully you will kick this in the butt soon. Thank God for a loving hubby and great children...

Bridget said...

Sorry you're sick and hoping you feel better soon!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I too am glad you are feeling better. What a wonderful chance for your children to shine in the servant dept.!

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He & Me + 3 said...

Oh girl this has gone on far too long. Hope you are feeling 100% better in the morning.

G said...

I saw Amber's facebook update and want you to know that I've been praying for you.
HUGS!!!

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Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

Glad you are feeling better. It's no fun for a mommy to be sick. :) But I do believe God does some wonderful things in our hearts when we are on our sick beds.

We've been on vacation for over 2 weeks. Just getting caught up in cyber space. :) Nice visiting. Sorry you were sick and so glad you are on the upswing!

Sharon

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elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Wow... sick in the summer. How does that happen? I'm so sorry; I've been completely out of blog land for a few weeks now and hope to be able to keep up with everyone once I find my "new normal." Please take good care of yourself and don't feel bad about taking it slow. Your world will be there when you're back on track.

peace~elaine