Sorry I’ve been MIA for so long. In a nut shell, here’s what’s happened since Thanksgiving. I was in Atlanta visiting family, started to feel achy, but didn’t run a fever so I thought it was all in my head. I took a tylenol and it seemed to remove the ache to enjoy the rest of my stay.
I get back to Philadelphia and 2 days later I head to the Berkshires with my mom. I had developed this nasty, deep, rattling cough. I noticed that my pulse was racing and was twice as high as the normal rate. I tried to go on some hikes, but found myself so void of energy. I decided to listen to my body and head back in by the fire.
Meanwhile . . . you have to watch this movie trailer I made to understand some complications to these problems:
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Several days later I make it back to Philly where I find myself unable to get off the couch . . . I probably ended up with the flu, which I think I never believed was actually real. I just thought when people said they had the flu, they had a fever and chills. I NEVER manifested a fever, but found myself sobbing on the couch. I couldn’t lift my head. I spent the next 2 weeks laying there with no TV and no books and I wasn’t even bored. It did present a minor childcare problem though . . .
So, during these 2 weeks I find that I probably don’t have the flu, but bronchitis or pneumonia. However, due to complications you’ll note in the video, I was unable to get an x-ray. I also had cracked a rib or pulled a muscle at this point from coughing up what I call “Green Goblins”. I was in so much pain I found myself sobbing on the floor. I finally went on a Z-Pak and tylenol with codine. Can you imagine that I’d never been on a painkiller before, so I decided to only take half? Within 2 days I was able to stand for about 10 minutes at a time.
I finish the Z-Pak in time to fly to Atlanta on Christmas Day. I’m functioning for all of a day and a half before I hit the couch again for another week with the stomach virus that all of us got – my husband, daughter, and parents. It was almost funny . . .
My stomach has been a mess ever since the antibiotics and the stomach virus. No matter how many probiotics I can get down, there seem to be some added complications, (so make sure you watch the movie trailer)!
All of this was probably a much needed way of my body to telling me to slow down. I’m working hard to listen and so that’s just what I’ve been doing.
Needless to say, at the end of all of this, I’m resurfacing and apologize for not keeping up with my blog. I promise to try to do a better job!
Hope you’re staying well this winter season!