Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Another Sick Day

Today is day 6 of the flu (or whatever weird disease is haunting me). I am sick to death of being sick!! The dizziness is the worst. I actually stayed home for 3 days because I was afraid to drive, I was so dizzy. I get waves of dizziness/lightheadedness, sometimes worse than others. I even taught my 3-year-old how to dial 911 in case of emergency. What a week.

Two days ago I thought I felt better. I would feel really sick, and then suddenly just fine. Then sick again. Back and forth. Today I woke with a mild sore throat and the headache that I have had since Thursday. I felt mild nausea but no dizziness so I took my daughter to her dance class. On the way home I started feeling ill again. Now I am on the couch, energy sapped, chills/hot flashes and just feeling horrid. I am supposed to go to a meeting at my son's school today... a stressful meeting that I don't feel prepared for. I almost called and cancelled this morning, but since a bunch of people are coming and I already arranged childcare, I decided to go. It's less than a mile from home, so I ought to be OK. But boy I feel absolutely awful at the moment. I should probably be in bed. Hmmm, maybe I will call the school and see if I can attend the meeting by speakerphone.

Needless to say, no exercise is going on here. But the eating isn't bad. I had 1300 calories on Sunday and 1946 yesterday. Today, so far, 631. I am making lean BBQ meatballs tonight over rice. Steamed broccoli, too. I really MISS moving. I want to lift my weights. I am just too sick.

Matter of fact, I feel like puking, so I am gonna go for now.

21 comments:

Shelley said...

Sorry you feel so bad - it's the worst when Mom is sick and still has to be the Mom.

Linda said...

ah, ick. Hope you feel better soon!!!

Tena said...

You know, sometimes you just have to give in to it and rest. Listen to your body and give it what it needs. Are you drinking lots of fluids?

Take care and feel better soon!

CJ said...

I'm sorry you are feeling so bad! I hope you get better soon. I sidelined with a terrible UTI/bladder infection and its making me feel terrible...so I understand a little. Sounds like you are trying to get over the flu. Yuck! You need to rest for sure or you will never get over it!

Lost Half of Me said...

Sure hope you start to feel better soon! If it continues, you might think about seeing the doctor just to rule out anything you needs to be on meds for! I don't blame you for not doing any exercise...when I'm sick I just want to sleep!

Ron said...

Sorry your still sick, hope you get well soon!

new*me said...

maybe you ought to see the doc. Did you get your flu shot this year? We are right in the middle of the season right now. I hadn't heard that the flu was causing too many problems yet.

Rest as much as possible :) and get some help if that's an option. The most exercise you should be getting is lifting a mug of tea ;)

Andrew is getting fit said...

I hope you recover soon. Sucks to be sick.

Rhonda said...

You may want to see if you have an inner ear problem ,that can make you dizzy and vomit. hope you feel better soon!

Vickie said...

hugs - and keep pushing the fluids - water - hot herbal tea - even plain hot water with lemon juice - try to take care of yourself. do you have a nurse friend that can come and check your pulse and blood pressure and heart rate???

Lyn said...

Thanks guys. I get to feeling pretty much better and then WHAM. I feel soooo sick again.

Vickie~

No nurse friends but I set a timer and took my pulse because it seemed so slow to me. It was around 60bpm which is, I guess, not all that bad.

Lotsa fluids... hoping I am better very soon. No health insurance, ugh.

Lyn said...

Oh and annette... I did get the flu shot (our whole family gets flu shots because of the "medically fragile" toddler). But I actually had the flu earlier this season. And now I have this. I really think I have a different strain. Luckily no one else has gotten it.

Bethany said...

Uh oh! Hope you are better soon! The minor sickies are visiting our house right now, but thankfully nothing as bad as what you describe. So sorry you feel bad...
Bethany

Lynn said...

Man...hope you are feeling better soon!

elife said...

You poor thing, hope you feel better soon!

Christie said...

I'm with Rhonda. It could be fluid in your inner-ear tubes. Or sinuses. I had dizziness to a great degree with the last cold that found me. I tried saline sinus irrigation and got some relief. Good luck at getting well! We need your chipper, can-do kind of optimism back here soon! (Hug!)

Deb said...

Don't forget to take care of yourself. If one of your kids was this sick you'd probably take them to the doctor. They might be able to prescribe you something to help you get better faster.

Take care and feel better soon.

Karyn said...

Oh Lyn...I'm so sorry you are so sick. Can you get to a doctor to find out what is wrong?

Keep us informed...I'm worried about you!

Hanlie said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Skinny Inside said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

fatfighter said...

Wow - that is lasting a long time. I hope you feel better real soon! :)