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Disneyland and antibiotics.

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You may want to go purchase a nice cave aged gruyere as I’m about to unleash an epic whine.

The week before I did the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, I got a nasty cold. I took some vitamins and though I still felt a little sick, I’d been training for months, there was no way in h-e-double-hockey sticks I was going to let this sideline me. So I pushed through.

The next couple of weeks were a blur: stress at work, trip to Palm Springs (fun!), trying to keep up with my 2 year old, more stress at work. Lather, rinse, repeat. I steadily felt worse and worse.

Finally, I went to the doctor. Diagnosis: sinus infection and asthma triggered by a respiratory infection. I got a Z-pak and an inhaler and went on my merry way. Green nose goo turned clear again, I thought I was G to G.

Seeing as how I was supposedly on the mend, I made plans with some friends to go to Disneyland. I haven’t been in years, and Emmett had never been. Also, I was going to get to see some friends and I really needed a break. I mean, come on, it’s DISNEYLAND. How could I say no?

But I should have, because I wasn’t feeling how you should after a week of antibiotics, and my inhaler was no longer helping my coughing fits.

I went to Disney and it was maybe the best trip to the world of magic ever. Emmett saw his hero, Lightning McQueen, and I got to see his eyes light up when he saw Buzz Lightyear in the Pixar Parade. However, I think this was the straw that broke the camel’s back. The nail in the coffin, and lots of other metaphors meaning, enough was enough.

Long story short, after a hellish night of fevers, sweating through 3 sets of sheets, and coughing so hard I almost puked, I dragged myself back to the doctor.

The verdict this time? Double ear infection. Sinus infection. And bronchial spasms from my asthma so bad that I’m now on prednisone and a mega inhaler. Oh, and the Superman of antibiotics that cost $75 for seven pills. Yes, that’s over $10 a pill. This shit better cure me and solve world hunger or I want my money back.

When Moms get sick

So yeah, I need to start taking care of myself. I get it. Tomorrow I’m going to Whole Foods, the mecca of health food, and I’m going to buy one of everything. It’s a start.


2 responses »

  1. I lol’d at “one of everything” at whole paycheck! Feel better soon!

  2. Oh man, so Disneyland didn’t cure you?! That’s crazy, Disney cures everything around here. 😉 I hope you feel much better very soon!


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