Thursday, February 7, 2019

Stay Well

There's a saying in Texas "If you don't like the weather just wait, it'll change".  I'm not going to get all global warming on you but it seems like the weather fluctuates a lot lately.  This past Monday it was almost 80.  Friday it's supposed to be 45 and rainy.  Which, of course, means everyone's going to be sick.  I should probably buy stock in allergy and sinus meds. 

It's hard to know when to go to the doctor during all this.  Especially when there's no fever.  Over the past several weeks, I developed a dry hacking cough.  I figured it was the weather and dry throat. I didn't feel sick.  Until last Thursday. My head started hurting and my throat hurt. I went home and went to bed. Ryan took me to the doctor on Friday.  Still no fever but I had bronchitis.  Steroids, antibiotic, cough meds, and inhalers.  Back to bed.

I stayed in bed most of Saturday.  I missed my niece's gender reveal party but thanks to FaceTime, I was able to see it. I was determined to be up and around Sunday.  I wanted to serve at church and go see The Book of Mormon with momma.  I really think it was the steroids that knocked it out. I felt so good Sunday.  It made me think about how long it had been since I'd felt that good. 

It had been a while.  Ryan and I started back on our eating plan and I had started PIYO again the second week in January.  I remember asking friends "when do I start feeling good because I'm exercising and eating well. I'm just as tired as ever."  I guess my cough was a bigger thing than I'd thought. 

After work Monday, I got back in bed. I was tired from work but I still felt good.  I decided to not work out this week to give my body a break. The steroids make me really hungry so I'm giving myself a break on my eating plan. 

It's hard for mom to be sick, you have to make a plan to take care of everyone.  It's also hard for teachers to be sick, you have to make a plan for you students. Sometimes it's easier to just slog through.  It's hard to say "stop, I have to get better". Thankfully, I have Ryan and my momma pushing me to rest and go to the doctor.  I hope you have someone like that in your life who will look out for you when you're not really looking out for yourself. 

Take a break, Momma.  Stay well.

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