Tuesday, December 02, 2008

'Tis the Season!

No, not THAT season....the season for germs and viruses!

Jamie is home sick today. He felt terrible last night, with headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, etc. Craig has a sore throat but went in to school today. And I was very, very sick during our entire trip to Rochester. At the time, I thought it was just the Lyme, but it seems that there was probably a virus triggering my crash and activating the Lyme.

I was glad to see my family and friends, but it was a very difficult trip for me. Anytime that I wasn't at some event or gathering, I was in bed at my Dad's house. All of the social interaction was completely exhausting to me. It was one of those times when I felt like I was inhabiting a different world than everyone around me. That can be so surreal, when everyone else is talking and laughing and enjoying themselves and you feel like some sort of zombie in their midst. I did my best to enjoy their company (and it was good to see everyone), but I was in constant pain and discomfort. By Saturday evening, after a 5-hour cabin party at a local park with my extended family, I just collapsed into bed and cried. Definitely a low point.

The 8-hour drive on Sunday was just what I needed, though - quiet, calm, and no exertion at all. We listened to a great audio book and napped, and I felt much better on Monday. Jamie seems a bit better this morning, too, so hopefully he'll rebound quickly. One more week of waiting, and my lab results for Lyme and other tick-borne infections should be back. Then, I can get the right treatment(s) and hopefully get back to where I was before Lyme. Meanwhile, there is another season to prepare for - Christmas is only 3 weeks away - yikes!


Shelli said...

I can say no to almost anything but family! Then all my pacing goes right out the window. I know what you mean by the zombie thing. That's when I know I've reached my limit. Hopefully you'll get to rest up and recuperate before Christmas!

Laura (aka Mom) said...

I'm sorry your boys are sick, and especially that you didn't feel well during your trip. Hopefully you will all be doing well soon to enjoy the Christmas season. I'll be anxious to hear what you find out about the Lyme results.