The Downpour

Coming off of a stellar week, and when I say “stellar” I say that with the most sarcasm I can muster.

I’ve been sick since last Friday, with some sort of head cold/sinus infection. I can’t even describe the amount of pain I was in over the weekend. I can tell you that I seemed to have passed my cold to S., and David has been acting a little wonky, and wonky=sick is coming. This despite washing our hands until raw, and coating my house in a thin layer of Lysol and disinfectant.

Rule #1: You cannot STOP the germs.

On top of all of this, S. found out his job vanished last week. Poof! It’s a veritable Halloween nightmare. It’s almost comical, really- that partnered with the news I received recently that my own job is pretty much toast (the job will go by the holidays, along with my sanity) . So we know one job is gone for sure, we are just waiting for the pink slip. Possibly both.

I’m not going to lie. I am steps away from losing my mind. That being said, we are coping. I don’t know how, but we are. We have begun preparations for the hurricane of job loss. Around now, I would be starting a Christmas list. Not this year.

I’ve been diverting my attention with David activities. He has soccer 2x a week, and just started cub scouts (which he LOVES so far). Poor S. had to do both without me this past weekend. I was lounging in bed with a cold ice pack on my head and hyped up on caffeinated hot tea.

I should mention that a sinus infection + Lupron is a bad mix. So for my friends cycling, if you feel a sickness coming on RUN (don’t walk) to the doctor for antibiotics. Or suffer the worst headache you’ve EVER had.

I’m just sayin’…

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11 thoughts on “The Downpour

  1. You win the Award for Crappiest Week. Sorry! Hopefully this means next week (and all following weeks) will be much better. I would be freaking out, and I'm sure you are on some level – but you are smart and resourceful! I bet you'll come up with something better than ever. Best of luck.

  2. Downpour, indeed.Big, HUGE, ((HUGS)) for all of you!I hope by now you're feeling better. I will definitely take your advice if I feel sickly in the next few weeks.Praying for new jobs and less craziness for you.

  3. Shelli, don’t know where to start. The jobs, the being sick while on the IF path (because NOTHING enhances a cold like some of THOSE drugs!). Can only recommend lots of hot tea with honey (actually I’d recommend a hot toddy but the whiskey won’t go with the Lupron), lots of sleep (again, the whiskey WOULD help here!).Keeping my fingers crossed for you on all fronts.

  4. That all sounds dreadful. So sorry about your husbands job and the pressure of your job ending soon too. I just got over the cold you described – it kicked my arse and has left me with a chesty cough. Wishing you healthier and happier times very soon. EB

  5. Oh Shelli, I'm so sorry about the job. 😦 Also, hugs on the sinus headached/infection. I have chronic sinusitis and get a SI pretty much every time I get sick (which is often). I know how debilitating those headaches can be. ((((((hugs))))) Hope you are feeling better soon. ❤

  6. Wowsers…hope you're feeling better this week with NO more headcold.SO sorry to hear of S's probable job loss. Very scary. Nothing like being forced to create a "Plan B," when you weren't expecting to need a backup plan in the first place.Thinking of you.

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