Saturday, November 10, 2012


I feel worse today. If I get any worse than *this*, I am going to have to go to the doctor. Which of course means an urgent care clinic on the weekend. Hoping I turn the corner soon. I am coughing like crazy and getting lightheaded when I cough. I just want to sleep and sleep. Now is the time I wish my kids had a grandparent or an aunt or uncle I could send them to so I could just SLEEP.

I am kind of dizzy and very sore across my shoulders and back for no good reason.

Last night even though I didn't feel well I managed to throw together a stir fry for the family. It was so good but I just could not eat more than a few bites. It was beef and lots of veggies, with brown rice for the kids and cauliflower rice for me. (Lest you think I slaved over a hot stove in my state of sickness, I'll tell you that I'd made the cauliflower rice several days ago and the brown rice was just a bag you microwave, so it wasn't hard). It was just too chunky and hard on the stomach. I feel like I need stuff that is easy to digest, warm, smooth...

This morning I will have pumpkin ricotta as usual. I've just been warming it in the microwave instead of cooking it on the stove and that works just fine. I think I am going to cave and drink some orange juice. I think my body is asking for it... carbs and all. Some kind of chicken soup sounds good for later but I am in no condition to make it, so will try and ask someone to pick some up for me.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like pneumonia, Lyn! I'd go to the doctors and get it checked out as soon as possible. If it is pneumonia you may need antibiotics.

Matilde said...

I am sorry I'm close to you so I can help!!!

Take care,

LHA said...

Sorry that I live on the other side of the country or I could sub as a "family member" to help out. It is terrible to be sick and trying to care for a family. I hope you feel better soon, and I agree that you need to see a doctor pronto. By the way, I would eat/drink whatever you can and not worry about restricting your eating until you feel better. You won't be eating much of anything that you do choose.

Lyn said...

Thanks for the well wishes. I have probably consumed a quart of OJ today and a pint of chicken soup. I felt a little better in the afternoon and now it is going downhill again. If I am not improved in the morning I am going in.

Betsey C. said...

Lyn, I am so sorry you are sick. I hope your boys are able to help you. It sounds like it could be pneumonia to me, too. Do you have a fever? When I had pneumonia it came with a steady low-grade fever.

I hope you head for urgent care today if you are not substantially better. Cyberhugs to you, sweetie.

Betsey in Chicago