sick saga continues

March 6, 2016

Just OMG.

Cameron is sick (and on steroids) again.
And I am sick again.  After being “well” (mostly) for about 3 days.
I don’t even recall being ravaged with viral nastiness for this long.  Like, ever.  You know how usually after a cold you are ‘safe’ from colds for a few weeks?  That is always how it worked out for me, anyway, and I usually credited enhanced interferon activity post-infection for that immunologic feat.  This time, it has been a full month.  I have lost count of the number of discrete illness episodes there seem to have been.  I am losing my patience (and some of my sanity.)

I haven’t run in 8 days, which is really saying something.  I will say that I ran through mild illness through most of February, but then decided when I felt really awful last week (fevers chills, etc) that I needed to just rest.  And I got better for about 2 days and then got a Brand New Virus is my reward for that dazzling display of self-care.

I am also on call.
Of course.

My only saving grace is that a babysitter is here right now watching A&C while I am hiding upstairs, finishing a backlog of patient notes from this past week.  (And writing this during a break.)

I just really want my energy & life to return to normal again.  And for Cameron to feel better.  And breathe normally.

PS: I realize that this is so minor and that we are lucky that we are not dealing with any REAL illness – just annoying and unpleasant viruses (many of them, apparently).  And I am!  It does make me appreciate this fact.  It also does not change the fact that I would really really like us to get over this ($*&@! like NOW.


  • Reply Omdg March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Nope, you are not lucky that this is "just" a virus. You feel (and the rest of your family) like crap, and that sucks. We have often gone through months of being sick. Dylan’s first year of daycare is a great example of this, and it totally messed everything up. EVERYTHING. This too shall pass, but…. It’s never soon enough, is it? Maybe go for a walk rather than a run. Sometimes it helps just to get out of the house.

  • Reply Ali March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I’m sorry, that really stinks. We had a period of time in Oct-Nov where someone was sick for 6 weeks straight. It was miserable. Anyhow, I have nothing helpful to add other than I’m sorry. Hope that this ends quickly!!!

  • Reply Kari_PBTachy March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    🙁 respiratory season is the worst. I hope you all get better soon!

  • Reply Irene March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    We have been going through our own version of this since mid January, not constantly but enough to be really hard. I am about to lose it. I was seriously sick back in November and am grateful nothing recent has been nearly serious but it feels like we have had any sense of normal life since October.

  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Oh I’m so sorry, I know how much it sucks. cross fingers/knock wood/etc… this is the first year in a long time we haven’t had this. Being sick makes everything EVERYTHING harder. Hang in there.

  • Reply beth March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    So sorry you are going through this. I had 3 winters of this while my kids were in daycare. It felt like one sickness just blended right into the next. Our last 2 winters have been much better (even though 1 of mine is still in daycare). We actually rocked perfect attendance in K! Fingers crossed that it passes today!

  • Reply nicoleandmaggie March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Hope everybody gets better soon!

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