Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I'm at a loss

A brief recap of the past two weeks...

Thursday: Have doctor's appt about carpal tunnel syndrome. Later start to feel ill and have sore teeth.

Good Friday: Teeth and face are in pain. After several consultations with Telehealth, I end up at Emergency as the nurses are worried I have a massive infection. The docs decide it's my teeth, give me pain killers and tell me to see a dentist.

Saturday: See an emergency dentist. He decides my teeth aren't infected but that I grind my teeth (I don't) and spends time filing down my teeth. Tells me to wait until the pain passes. I am out of my head with pain and deciding that I have a sinus infection, I go to a walk-in clinic. Three hours later she confirms that this is the case and I finally get a prescription for antibiotics

Sunday: I am in pain waiting for the antibiotics to kick in.

Monday: Start to feel better, but spend most of the day in bed. Have dinner with D.

Tuesday: Back to work. I make it through the whole day. R. comes over at night and we watch a movie.

Wednesday/Thursday: Again, full work days. They are going okay except for horrific PMS. I am so wiped out I can do nothing in the evening.

Friday: I start to have more headaches and feel sick.

Saturday: I attend the opening of an art exhibit. By 5pm I need to go home and crash.

Sunday: Cancel plans to see friends. I am unable to get out of bed. I phone my parents in the evening begging them to bring me juice

Monday - now: Complete flu. Being near the computer for long makes me motion sick. I finally left the house today in order to take out the recycling. This took every ounce of effort.


I know I'll get better eventually but right now I feel like I'll never be healthy again and I've never quite felt so alone. I think that's what sickness brings out in us.

12 comments:

Lesley said...

I hope you start feeling better soon. This sounds like two weeks of misery.

And I think you're right about the alone feelings. I get that way too when I don't feel well. As if being sick doesn't suck enough!

mainja said...

oh geeze, that sounds like some special kind of hell...

Freak Magnet said...

That flu has been just brutal this year. Rest and let your body take all your strength to fight it instead of trying to act like you can handle it all. And drink lots of fluids.

Stewie said...

Congrats on your pregnancy!



(Seriously, I hope you feel better).

tornwordo said...

I hope you feel better soon hon. It sounds horrible.

CoffeeDog said...

Aw, sorry you have not been feeling well, life is sure throwing you some curve balls

Tickersoid said...

I totally empathise. I too, am off work. Back pain. I hate not being able to do anything.
Your troubles seem so much worse than mine so best wishes for you.
oxo

Dantallion said...

Awww hon, I'm sorry. Feel better soon!

Snooze said...

I'm on the mend. I went to work yesterday, and will make it in again today. Thanks for all the well wishes!

ChickenStrip said...

God, I hope you feel better. That sounds like an awful time!

-jkg said...

get better soon. i hate being sick, almost as much as i hate feeling lonely.

Laverne said...

It will pass. Dang, you sound like me. I was sick sick sick for two weeks. Two rounds of antibiotics as well. This is just a bad year for illness. I don't think anyone's gotten out of it.

Hope you are back in shape in no time.