Married to the Empire

Monday, March 17, 2008

Attempting life again

So, I'm still sick. It's now been a week, and I'm pretty tired of feeling lousy. But I'm now at the point that I can't continue to just lie around. For example, this was my kitchen counter this morning:

And before anyone thinks my husband is a terrible person for not washing the dishes while his wife is sick, I'm a bit, um, rigid about the proper way to load the dishwasher. Basically, he's afraid to do it because I kinda freak out if it's not done right. But he did rinse and neatly stack things.

I'm also out of clean pajamas, so I have to do laundry today. But I'm taking it easy as I still have a fever. *sigh* Clean sheets and jammies should do wonders toward recovery, don't you think?

It's amazing how the household falls apart when I'm sick, though. We've gone through our freezer stash of frozen pizzas and other ready-made meals. The budget is out the window as we've been doing a lot of takeout, and a trip to Target the other night for Nyquil also included throwing whatever expensive convenience foods sounded good into the cart. Steven was looking at food and saying that it was kind of expensive, and I just said, "I don't care; it's cheaper than takeout."

As for doing nothing, well, a girl can only take so much of lying around reading and watching TV. I want to do stuff, but this stupid cough and fever prevent it. But then I remembered that Blockbuster rents games for the Wii. We settled on The Spiderwick Chronicles game. It's easy enough for non-gaming me and interesting enough for Steven to be willing to play it. That was a nice diversion that made me feel somewhat active, even if I was still just sitting around.

I've also been quite blessed to have friends calling and emailing to check up on me and see if I need anything. Steven told me that the high school class prayed for me twice yesterday morning, so that made me feel good, too. And as Proverbs 17 says, a cheerful heart is good medicine, and my friends have definitely given me a cheerful heart.


Ann said...

Your counter doesn't look that bad :)

But, truly, don't let this go too long without seeing the doctor again. If you've been having a fever for a week now...I'm just thinking about my own husband who had a nagging cough and low fever for awhile. It got really bad really fast, he ended up with pneumonia and was hospitalized for five days. I'll be praying for you!!!

Ewokgirl said...

Thanks for your concern. My mom is telling me the same thing. I guess I'm skeptical of what more the doctor could do for me. I'm on an antibiotic and a prescription decongestant/expectorant, and I've been taking Tylenol and Advil.

The cough actually lessened a bit today, so I'm feeling hopeful. I'm supposed to sing on the praise team at church this Sunday, so my goal is to actually be able to sing. Not sure that will be accomplished, but one can hope!

AnneK said...

Its a long time for a fever. It should have been gone long back especially with antibiotics and prescription cough medicine. Did you try steam inhalation? Did it do any good?

And on another note, I have issues with loading the dishwasher too. You are in good company. I only like the way I do it.