Friday, December 2, 2011

It could be worse

Today I went in for IV fluids.  There was a mix-up and the front lady didn't check me in all the way, so the people in back didn't know I was there. Long story short, I sat for an hour waiting before I realized something was up.  And in that time, I came to the realization that I have it VERY good.

The infusion clinic shares the same waiting room as the oncology department.  I saw so many people.  Cancer survivors, cancer fighters, other sick people who needed fluids or wound care.  And I thought to myself, "You know, self, you are here for the BEST possible reason!"

I'm not dying.  In fact, I'm carrying new life.  So what that I'm sick and don't feel well.  My life isn't hanging in the balance.  I'm not withering away.  I have a tiny baby in my stomach, and apparently she's super happy and healthy in there, thus the sickness for me!

I got weighed while I was there and I weighed 149.5 with my clothes on.  I figure I weigh around 147 without them.  So up 2 pounds from my starting weight. 

I wish I could say I felt a million times better, but I actually have a headache and don't feel so great. I'm hitting the hay soon, so hopefully we can have a good time getting our tree tomorrow.  I'm sure after a good night's rest I'll feel better.

I hope you are all good and that you have a great weekend!

MB-Oh my, your dog sounds like a handful!!  You should invite some of your friends over and have a decorating party so you don't have to do it all by yourself. ;-) How was Paris????


  1. Glad to see an update from you!! So it's a girl? How fun!

  2. I am sorry you are still not feeling better but like you say the end results are worth the effort.
    When I had my thyroid problem, to get diagnosed I had to go to the nuclear medicine department in the hospital. I was feeling sorry for myself because I felt so lousy; tired, headaches and the uncontrollable shaking but when I walked in to that waiting room I realized I had nothing to complain about. My initial scare of some dreaded life threatening disease was over, it was just my thyroid and depending on the outcome of this test I would get medicine and feel better.
    The people that I spent the day with would never feel better and some of them wouldn't even live much longer. I felt like kicking myself for feeling so sorry for myself.
    As for the decorating, my sister, her husband and kids come and stay with me for Christmas so between us all we will get most of it done, I am just worried the dog will spend all his time trying to pull the tree over.
    Paris was wonderful, we spent every minute running, eating or sleeping. I can not wait to go back.
    Hope you have a great weekend, see you back here next week!! xoxo, MB

  3. And I hope the ib helps and you feel better soon and get to enjoy tree hunting!!! Those times are so special.