13 Jan Last I Left You …
We were 12 hours into a cross-country trip in a 34 ‘ RV with 4 adults and 4 kids. The trip went well, except for one thing.
Hours, maybe even minutes, after posting that update, I began to feel the chills. I was soon in the driver’s seat for my next shift, my sinuses began to ache, all the follicles on my body were hurting, and I couldn’t pump the heater warm enough to keep the chills away.
Needless to say, I was more than ready to go out when my shift was over. I ended up spending the next four days recovering. It was a good thing we had no plans while in Texas other than to be together and not do much of anything, at least until later in the week.
Overall, the trip was GREAT! Everyone had a good time, no conflicts that happen just because they do when family is together, just good ‘ole times just hanging out. Movie nights, the kids playing games, adults sitting around jabbing and jawing.
Just the way I remember it about my childhood. Exactly how I sometimes long for family life to happen. It was awesome.
My head cold seemed to settle into my chest, but then cleared in time for me to feel somewhat normal on Thursday (New Year’s Eve).
We left Saturday morning and arrived home Sunday afternoon, and again, the trip went very well. Well enough that we’re talking about doing it again this Summer for the same purpose.
Anyway, first week home seemed to go OK, but last Saturday evening, during a friend’s wedding reception, I started to take a bit of a health dive. Stomach upset, chills, sweats, lethargy.
Thought I’d sleep it off for Sunday morning, but when the alarm rang, it was still there, only worse. For the first time in a LONG time, I called in sick on a Sunday morning, an especially big bummer for me because it was our final day in the Sanctuary before our big remodel and move out was happening all afternoon. I REALLY wanted to be there for all of that.
I ended up in bed for the whole day, even WITHOUT the NFL playoffs, as some surmised was my motive. ;^)
It’s Tuesday night, and my body seems to not want to decide if we’re going the down route or going the up route. Monday and today were iffy. Sinuses seem to be clear, except at my forehead, and my ears have been popping throughout the day.
My doctor is out of town until Monday, so I am trying everything from prayer (you know it) to various herbal and over the counter remedies coming my way. Appreciate your prayers.
For now, off to bed for some mindless reading and/or TV, and praying for Haiti in the aftermath of their huge earthquake today.