Sunday, November 22, 2009

Presumptive Diagnosis: H1N1 Influenza

I can deal with chills and fever.  Bring on the body aches and fatigue.  I'll even scratch those hives all over my body with delight.



But.  Sore. Throat. Be. Gone.  You are laying me low.  I have two responsibilities in life: caring for my children and eating.  I can't talk or swallow.  This stupid sore throat has rendered me useless.  And after three days it is getting old, too.  And the pain--oh the pain that no medicine can touch.

Okay, that's all the complaining I'm going to do.  Oh wait, one more, I'm going to be a terrible hostess to my lovely guests this week.  That makes me sad.

11 comments:

Melissa said...
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madsta said...

aww, i hope u feel better! how terrible, just think of it as a tunnel, and you are climbing through to the other end where you can bow down to other lesser mortals who have succumbed to illness, get it? me neither, hope u feel better, i shall include you in my prayers.

Amy W. said...

Jordan--sooo sorry. Try this, I guarantee it will lessen the pain. Alternate gargling warm saltwater and an OTC like Robitussin. It really relieves the pain.

Rebekah V. said...

And yet you still have the ready wit to post a picture of a brick wall to describe what you are up against. that is just vundabar.

Vanessa said...

uh vey I hope you feel better, whine away, sometimes it feels good.

I wanted to email you about being a Monday Maven on my site (http://inevergrewup.net/mondays-maven-14/)
I would love to have you :) I would just email you over the ?s and I don't need them until Dec. 1

Here is my email inevergrewup@gmail.com

Feel better

-Vanessa

Christian E said...

Hey, Jordan -- 3 of my kids had strep with their H1N1. I've been told this is common. The first tests came back negative - but by day 3 they could barely eat popsicles - so, I had them tested again - and it was positive. If you've had a negative strep test - I would do it again!!!! Good luck!! They were just miserable - I feel for you!

Ingrid said...

Gargle with oodles of salt water. It has helped when I have gotten soar throats in the past. I hope you feel better soon! Your guests will most definitely understand...

Michelle said...

Are you at the stage where you talk like a ventriloquist? I remember that's how it was for me. After a week I got so tired of liquids I ate a hamburger and fries and it was utter torture but it must have dislodged the junk in my throat because the following days were more tolerable. So sorry that your sick this holiday- especially when you have plans. Either way have a good week!

Alyssa said...

Wish I could help! Good luck!

Jessica said...

Ugh, I hate your sore throat. So sorry! Hope you feel better by the end of the week. Sending hugs and Deuce hugs your way!

Gina said...

Ugh! So sorry! I know your husband is a doctor, but have you been swabbed for strep? Maybe scarlet fever with that rash?