I know I’ve been MIA for the month of December and I’m sorry for that. I have been watching my blog and reading all of your entries but well you know it was the holidays and I’m really not sure how I was feeling about all of it this year. It was a first again and yes it was another one of life’s B I G L I E S… Being old (cough, cough) older I must say I’ve come across many of life’s B I G L I E S 😉 You know what I’m talking about, you can’t wait til you’re 18 and get to move out and live on your own and do not have to listen to your parents anymore, but wait you don’t get to do anything you want and yes you still have to listen to them because you are not financially independent and probably still need them to help you get by…B I G L I E #1. Now it’s time for B I G L I E #2. You are probably dying to get to be 21 so you can go out and party and drink legally…Oh but wait, you do have to get up in the morning and go to work to make that car payment and you have to be RESPONSIBLE and not drink and drive b/c the CONSEQUENCES oh eyes they can be SEVERE. So there are a couple of words that I will highlight b/c that pretty much sums it up.
I’m pretty sure I can think of many more of life’s B I G L I E S but for now I’ll just let you in on one I found out about this Holiday Season. I raised 5 kids and well let’s just say it was challenging when we did the holidays. Oh I have many great memories and traditions and I loved every minute of those good ol days 😉 but I do also remember looking forward to when it would be just me and the husband. Being able to just have peace, you know going out to dinner on Christmas Eve. Walking down by the riverwalk after dinner. Going home and exchanging presents, watching Going My Way and going to Midnight Mass, really, really not going to happen.
Husband went down sick on Sunday before Christmas Flu/Bronchitis…A nice dinner at Sullivan’s, (coughing all the way) and home. Presents, a beautiful new pearl ring with pearl earings.
I knew he wouldn’t disappoint but no mass.
I made all of this fun food for Christmas Day and yes he slept right through it and yes I did it eat some of it albeit alone. But I was really worried about him and yes we ended up at the Doctor’s office on Thursday and he was put on steroids and an antibiotic. I was just glad it wasn’t the dreaded pneumonia. Now fast forward to New Years Eve, still coughing all the way.
Oh did I say New Years Eve….I meant the Saturday before New Years Eve. I am now sick and in total denial. I’m going to fight it off and be so much better by Sunday…Now are you laughing all the way?? My symptoms are terrible headache with low grade fever, sore throat and a minor cough. I have asthma when I get sick so I always start on my puffer right away. Sunday comes, sicker. Monday comes husband still coughing but he’s going to work IDK why. Who’s going to take care of me, no one. Me still in denial but getting sicker, fever getting higher but I’m still not sick !!! I’m going to beat this, NOT 😦 Husband home early from work still coughing and me getting sicker. New Year’s Eve rolls in. I say I’m sick and going to bed. This is Day 3. New Years Day still in bed, still really sick with no puffer because it’s empty because the husband used it all up, Day 4.
So last night I was up all night not breathing. Husband finally started the antibiotic and I went out in the Living Room where he was sleeping and said you need to stay home from work tomorrow and take me to the doctor I’m really sick now. I finally fall asleep barely breathing around 5am. I woke up at 7am made some tea w/honey and called the Doctor. He couldn’t see me til 4:30 PM and wouldn’t be able to get my puffer refilled til after 1pm OMG I will be dead by then.
I told the husband he needs to take me to the emergency room right NOW !!! I can’t breathe. Well you see just look, like they say a picture says 1000 words…
Yeah I was at the ER for about 1 minute when they took me right to the backroom and took one listen and didn’t here me breathing and hooked me up right away. OMG I am so glad that I live in America and I have medical facilities that can help me RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE YOU NEED TO BREATHE!!!!
So now I’m on the roids and I got a new puffer and I can breathe again and it’s so great to be on the mend. Thank you is all I can say to all those people in the ER that had it all going on from the moment I hit the door. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You ❤ Yes so that is my Merry Everything & Happy Always story for 2020 😉