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