Around this time of year people begin to proclaim all the things they’re thankful for and my list is long. I’m thankful for my family, my friends, a great job, a roof over my head, food in the fridge, etc., etc.
Overall, life is pretty good but the last few days have been a little rough.
Okay, maybe not everything but that’s definitely how I’ve felt over the weekend and into this week.
Friday I had a little bit of a sore throat and cough. I went home, took a large dose of Nyquil and went to bed at 7:00 because I had plans I didn’t want to miss out on this weekend. I woke up about 4 hours later, took a little bit more Nyquil and spent the rest of the night in a fever induced slumber. Once morning arrived I found myself googling, “How high does your temperature have to be before you go to the ER?”
At the same time wondering if I would be able to summon an Uber in my weakened state but I figure if I can do it when I’ve been drinking I should be able to figure it out in my fever induced haze…thankfully it didn’t come to that point.
Ibuprofen and rest brought my temperature down but Saturday was rough.
Sunday was a little better other than the sore throat, so I called in sick on Monday and went to the doctor. Unfortunately, my fever came back but also the doctor didn’t seem to know what was going on with me.
I began to lose faith in her when she said, for about the fifth time, “So what you’re telling me is the sore throat is your biggest issue right now” Yes!!!!! I wanted to scream but I already had no voice.
I’m still waiting to hear back but on the plus side the sore throat is much better.
This morning while I was starting to feel better, James the cat was feeling worse so back to the vet we go this afternoon. Partway into the appointment I utter the question I don’t want to ask, “Is there anything else I can do?” I don’t want to ask because I know the answer is no and it was so now it’s just a matter of making him comfortable and waiting to see what happens. I’m not giving up on him and will continue to do whatever I can as long he’s still getting around okay and doesn’t seem to be in pain.
That’s the reasons for my absence lately but I’m hoping to get back into writing soon. Unfortunately, when things get rough the blog tends to go to the wayside but it feels good to write and tonight it’s been a good distraction.
As I mentioned at the beginning, there’s still plenty of good in my life and plenty to be thankful for, so I just have to keep those things in mind….and just keep swimming, just keep swimming… 🙂