Well, so much for plans!
On my last post I talked about going down to Lakeland this week and keeping the girls, going to the beach, having fun....
Well, that's not happening.
You see, I had been ignoring some health symptoms for quite a while thinking that either they would just go away, or that "what ever IT was would run it's course, and go away". I knew that we were having some issues with my blood pressure, which we still haven't got fixed, but that's for another day. But the current issues ... well, they didn't go away.
I should have known that things were coming to a head on Friday when I didn't want to eat. And they on Saturday when my back was really hurting - but I kept making excuses. I wasn't hungry because I was worried about Dan - my back hurt because of the recliner I had to sleep on. Anyway, following my usual pattern of ignoring Sunday was a quiet day at home thinking about everything that needed to be done before leaving on Friday.
Monday morning I didn't want coffee (big deal). By noon I was having chills. I told Dan that I was going to lie down for a little while, but if he needed me to call. Well, two days later Dan is loading me in the car and we are heading to the doctor. I had pretty much slept for two solid days with fever and chills the entire time. Dan kept coming in and checking on me, but all I wanted to do was sleep.
After several tests, and a big honkin' shot in the bottom, I was sent home and back to bed. I had two very strong antibiotics to take over the next 14 days and orders to stay in bed and take it easy. No trip to Lakeland, no keeping the babies, no trip to the beach.
Seems like I had a major infection that had moved to my kidneys and I had been very close to going into septic shock. I have had this infection for quite a while and those where the symptoms that I kept ignoring. Anyway, Thursday I was feeling some better - and decided that I could go with Dan to his doctor's appointment in Gainesville on Friday - bad move.
We were up at 6 Friday morning, a quick shower, and in the car and on the road by 6:30. I had gotten out of breath and hot while getting ready but thought it would be fine. By the time we got to Gainesville, I was not feeling that good. Thank goodness we were called back early for his appointment and all went well. He is doing SUPER and the device is working great.
We were done at the doctor's by 9 am and Dan asked if I wanted to go anywhere. No, I just wanted to go home.
On the way home I started having chills again and I covered up with Jessie's blanket from the back seat. I called the doctor's office and was told to go home and get in bed - if things got worse - go to the ER. I was determined that I was NOT going to the ER so I came home and went to bed. After spending the rest of the day in bed and having an early night. I woke up Saturday morning feeling somewhat better (maybe like Thursday). I could have kicked myself in the butt that I tried to do too much too soon.
I fixed some Chicken Enchilada Soup in the crock pot - not a hard recipe to do and it cooks all by itself. In ten minutes I had supper cooking and only had to add some cream cheese about an hour before we wanted to eat.
Anyway, I have just been taking it easy since then - sitting in my recliner or on the couch for the last couple of days. I am feeling better today then I have in a very long time. In fact, Dan and I rode down to Mayo and ate lunch at the Mayo Café. Then I also went on a golf cart ride with Dan and Jessie for the first time in well over a week.
I am going to try and pace myself to get some things done - like laundry and getting the house clean. I'm planning on taking all week to get those two little chores done - so we shall see. We don't have anything on the calendar this week since we were suppose to be gone - so what gets done gets done and what doesn't I'm not going to have to worry about it.
Hoping for a better week!
Oh, and Happy Father's Day to Dan Mihlfeld - you are a great dad and step-dad. You are always looking for ways to make things better for everyone - me, your kids, my kids, and the grandchildren. We all love you!
To Justin Thibodeau- you are a fabulous dad to my two grand babies.
To Donnie Collins - you have always been a good dad to our children - you have always stayed in their lives and you are a good grandfather to Lorelai and Adalyn.
And finally, to my dad, Bud Lowery. I miss you every day and I wish you could have seen how Crystal and Melissa have grown up to be beautiful, successful women. I wish you could have met and held your great grand babies. You would have loved Lorelai's sweet heart and Adalyn's spunkiness. I hope you have a wonderful Father's Day in heaven. Love you daddy!!!