Monday, January 4, 2010

Good Grief

So I've got this sinus infection/bronchitis/pneumonia thing going on. I've been sick for a week. Finally decided I needed to go to the doctor as it doesn't seem to be going away on it's own. So in the shower I hopped this morning...I was 3/4 of the way through shaving my legs when the hot water ran out. I still needed to rinse my hair. I should have went back to bed right then. But no.

No I needed to go tend to the animals in the freezing cold. Apparently the budget crisis in Indiana is so bad they couldn't pay the heat bill any longer. It's REALLY cold. So I bundled way up so nothing but the whites of my eyes could be seen considering how I was already sick and all and had just taken an ice cold shower. Part of my morning routine is to release the Golden Girls from their sheep shack. The door on the shack is one of those dutch door things with a bottom door and a top door. I swear the top door was open when I went in to refill the hay feeder. It was NOT when I tried to leave. In fact it was closed and latched and didn't move an inch when I slammed into it with my head. I should have went back to bed right then. But no.

No the chickens still needed tending. Their waterers were frozen again. It's been getting so cold at night the heat lamps can't keep up with it. So I scattered some scratch for the little buggers and headed back towards the house to thaw the water. Have I mentioned all the other ice? The two inch layer of ice that resides under the smattering of snow that is everywhere, even in the yard? You know where this is going don't you? Yep, with both hands full I slipped on the ice and proceeded to do some sort of twisting gymnastic thing that would have probably gotten me a 10 in the Olympic trials because I'm sure it was spectacular to watch. I should have went back to bed right then. But no.

No I needed to go see the doctor. So I called. And they could get me in right away. I thought "Great my luck is changing." Until I realized I'd not yet eaten breakfast or brushed my teeth or thawed the water for the chickens. I had to prioritize. I brushed my teeth and gave the chickens as much water as I could vowing I'd be back with more later. I skipped breakfast. Then I somehow managed to get to the doctors office and through the visit without incident. Their setup is pretty slick. They don't even give you a paper prescription anymore. It gets sent electronically to the drug store of your choosing. Of course the drug store of my choosing just happened to be swamped and even after an hour or so of killing time buying groceries my prescription was still not ready. Should have went home and went back to bed right then. But no.

No I needed that medicine. So I killed more time at the drug store and when they FINALLY had it ready...there was a problem with the insurance. So there I was starving, sick as a dog with a bruise on my head and a zig where I should have zagged and I just didn't have the strength left to argue about it. I just handed the girl my credit card. I came home. Put the groceries away. Ate a bowl of leftover beef stew with a dumpling and then had a big fat brownie. I took my medicine and NOW I'm going back to bed!

26 comments:

Chris Simon said...

What a day! On the plus side, tomorrow is bound to be better. Have a nice nap!

~Tonia said...

Yikes thats is one scary day!! I hate being sick and trying to get chores done!! Hope you feel better!

bennie and patsy said...

Sure hope you get better real soon.
Patsy

Muddling Through said...

Well, bless your heart! That doesn't sound like even a little bit of fun. Hope it's all better now. :)

dynochick (Jan) said...

That sinus thing is going around and everyone I know that has had it requires at least 2 weeks to make any improvement. Good thing you went to the doc.

I'd rather have lots of snow than this ice, low temps, and a dusting of snow that turns into black ice when driven on.

I so hate winter. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Sharon said...

You poor thing! I hope by the time you read this you're feeling better. You need to stay in bed and have someone bring you chicken soup. I'd come, but it's a bit of a trip for me. *grin* Take care of yourself!

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Oh my heavens...what a day! I hope that medicine works well for you. I've got a bad cold now, and it's the first time since I've had chickens that I've had one, and this morning....it was miserable taking care of them!

Stephanie Harrison Photography said...

Get better soon!

Treasia Stepp said...

Lordy this is two blogs in a row where you've both had really bad days. LOL. Sorry to hear it was so bad. Now at least you've got some meds. Tomorrow is bound to be better.

Milah said...

Lifting you up in prayer, hope you're feeling better soon.

tonya fedders said...

Sure hope you start feeling better soon! But for now, when you get that feeling that you need to get back in bed... you had better consider getting back in bed! Get well soon.

Sandy said...

I am hoping you are feeling better.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Ah, a budget crisis! I was wondering what was up with the weather.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better and you get to feeling better as well.

Lindah said...

OH, man, what a day! I hope those clucks appreciate you! And I hope that med is fast acting for you.

Prayers for you!

Karen Anne said...

You poor baby!

What you need is a neighbor who'd help out with the chores and errands until you feel better. Do I miss my old neighbors from when I lived around more people.

Hope you feel better soon. (Is this the place where I say I'm old enough to remember when doctors made house calls :-) I'm not sure antibiotics were available then though.)

Susan said...

I'm so sorry. I hope you feel much better soon.
I received a Artic Outbreak Warning. Not ever having seen this before I had to look it up.
Arctic Outbreak: Its depth can be best expressed by the Winnipeg, Manitoba settler who wrote in his diary one cold winter night in 1879: "Upon retiring for the night, I tried to blow out the candle, but the flame was frozen, so I had to break it off.

Now, that's cold. Get better soon!

Julie-Ann said...

Ouch!

Consider this a virtual hug.

So sorry you are sick, sore and miserable. Pile up the quilts and don't come out from under for a few days! Ha! We're women - that ain't possible!

Connie W said...

You poor thing, I do hope your day is better today and that you are soon on the way to recovery. :)

Lori said...

One of THOSE days?! Ugh! I hope you are feeling better very soon!

Shula said...

I hope you feel better soon and that your medication starts to work quickly. What a horrible day.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think you need to stay in that bed till you get well! We women push ourselves way too much. :( blessings, marlene

Conny said...

Pull up the covers! That's too much bad for one day. I hope someone is there to help you recover. Hope you're on the mend soon. Cheers ~ Conny

Renee said...

WAIT! You promised those chickens more water. Make the boy do it. You stay in bed and feel better.

quilts said...

And they say every day is full of new possibitilies! gives you pause as whether to get out of be tommorrow doesn't it! i think tea and quilt magazines sounds like the best idea!

Maggie Ann said...

Sure hope you are feeling much better....

Chicken Herder from Westville said...

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I have to refill it every third day for 10 chickens. I love it!


I first bought the 1 quart bowl when we had 5 chickens. I had to fill it up once or twice a day, depends how they drank, I could of just brought fresh water out there and broke the ice if I kept that one. I have two small ones put aside.

I wanted something in case I did not want to go out there one day, skip a day. If the weather got too bad. I just have chickens no other animals outside.

I hate sinus infections, I get them every few months. The hubby and I got sick this year me with sinus and went into bronchitis. It took 2 months to get rid of it. The hubby just had the bronchitis and he is still coughing up stuff and his lungs hurt 3 months later. We both are immune suppressed, he with taking Remicade infusions every other month and I with getting Humira shots. So in other words we get sick faster and are harder to get rid of it too!

I hope you are feeling better soon!
I hate when I fall, I have fallen 4 times in the past 1 1/2 months. The last time I got a bone bruise and am just in terrible pain, they say it is one step away from a fracture. Just got back from the dr. today. In the middle of a white out on our way home! We just hit it 4 miles away from home, we were lucky!