Monday, March 10, 2008

Misery 1, Hatchet 0

Guess who's sick now? Go on! Guess!

If you guessed me, you'd be correct!

Why I don't just dance through the spray Caitlin leaves behind as she sneezes and just get it over with, I'll never know. No! Instead, I spend days being just fine and going about life as normal and each time I think: "Hah! I'm not getting sick!"

Then, just after Eric has given in to the Germ Parade and is in recovery mode, that's when my body gives out. Apparently, it really wants to share in the fun that can only be experienced by being just as sick as everyone else. I'm empathetic! Really! I'd prefer to just watch the illness happen, rather than participate. Is that so wrong?!

The "best" part about being feverish and sick? The fact that since I'm nursing it means I never have a chance to be on my own and wallow in my illness. Everyone else gets to go to their room and sleep it off, but I'm still on duty. The Milk Bar is open 24/7 around here, no matter how horrible I feel.

And lemme tell ya: I feel horrible.

If this is somewhat what it's like to have arthritis, I'd like to put in a request to skip that part of aging, thanks! What sort of evolutionary purpose does it serve, anyway, to wander around feeling like you've been beaten with sticks across every joint you have while ill?

And if I have a fever, why am I in turn both freezing cold and burningly hot? Hmm? Why?


Well, as they say, the Family that is Sick Together, Sticks Together.

They say that, don't they? Well, they should.

*cough, cough, hack!*

Updated to add: turns out that I'm running a temperature closing in on 105 degrees. I guess I'll be going to the doctor tomorrow, assuming I don't spontaneously comb--


Missy said...

Oh No! I know what you mean about the never getting to really be sick...not one of the better parent perks. Feel better soon!

Woman with a Hatchet said...



Whoops, gotta get the baby!

Chuck said...

Oh no. Sad to hear your sick. I would make you my home-made soup and send it if that were possible. hehe Your comment about the 24/7 milk bar made me giggle. hang in there and thank you so much for your visit.

People in the Sun said...

Well, I understand nursing while you're sick makes your baby more immune, so at least that's something.

I like that sentence at the end. I'm a sucker for rhymes, even if they don't make sense.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Get well soon! And make sure it's not mastitis - I confuse that with flu all the time.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Chuck, how about you make some and then wave it past my page a bunch. That oughta work, right?

PITS: OK, you've gotta leave a name I can USE next time....I understand it is supposed to help with their immunity but UGH! How about if we can all just stay healthy instead? I vote for healthy!
Dang it! I'm out numbered!

SC: does mastitis have coughing up a lung included or is it just fever and exploding breasts? 'Cause I have the former and not the latter. Good call though, because that's not something I'd ordinarily think about.

And thanks for all your well wishes.

Anonymous said...

A family that is sick together sticks together because they don't have the strength to crawl away :)

105 is a pretty serious temperature, are you sure that you shouldn't go to the E.R.? Or at least call the doctor?

I hope you feel better soon!

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Mary Kate: It happened late this evening, so the office was closed. I feel loopy, and have joint pain, but I'm not delirious or anything. Tomorrow I'll call and go in.

Or have the husband take me in, because really, I don't need to be driving.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Oh and I'm back down to 101 again. And dropping. Eric suggested I let y'all know in case you were worried.

alessa said...

Hey Hatchet,

Sorry to hear the germ bombs took you out hen they detonated. That's a minor reason why I'm not having crotch fruit of my own, to quote an aquaintence of mine. Hope your fever keeps going down. On the bright side, fever is the way your body kills all those pathogens. : P

Red Flashlight said...

Oh noooooo! Don't be sick, Hatchet. 104 sounds dangerous, too. I'm glad it came back down. Be well soon - especially by Friday, no?

Kim said...

Eugh. I had one of those types of fevers and it is NOT fun! Hope you feel better!

People in the Sun said...

Oh, I don't know. PITS is good. Peep. Pitsi. Pitsi Mitsi. I've been calling myself People in the Sun for so long, I kind of gotten used to it.

Glad to know you feel better.

Scylla said...

Oh love... there is chocolate covered heaven on the way from me!!

Feel better soon.

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