Saturday, January 31, 2009

Modern Mom Challenge - Week #5

This past week was the complete opposite of "healthy". I woke up on Monday morning with a sore throat, congestion, coughing and with a slight fever. By that night my left ear, sinus and throat were officially infected. I made an appointment to see my doctor first thing Tuesday morning. As I suspected I had an ear infection. What I didn't suspect is that I had a DOUBLE ear infection.

I was miserable.

It sounded like I was under water with the pressure giving me a headache and causing dizzy spells. I have a hard time napping during the day no matter how sick I am and I wasn't sleeping well at night either. Because I couldn't smell or taste anything my diet primarily consisted of Ricola Green Tea with Echinacea Drops and Yogi Tea Echinacea Immune Support with honey.

My doctor gave me a prescription, decongestant and nasal spray. By day 4 I still wasn't feeling much better, but I had to go back in the office. It was nice to get out of the house after 4 days of lying on the sofa.

Today is the first day my voice is almost back to normal and I have been able to hear clearly out of both my ears because the infection is draining. I have gone through two boxes of tissues just today alone. I look like I could lead Santa's sleigh thanks to blowing my nose every 15 minutes.

So this past week ... no yoga, no healthy food, no sleep, no weight lost. *sigh* There is always next week.

just waking up

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  1. Do you even need to lose weight?

  2. :( so sorry you're sick...i can't function when I'm that sick either.

    Hope you feel better soon.


  3. I wish I look as good when I am sick! Glad you are feeling better.

  4. Geez woman. You look hawt when you are sick. I look like death.

    Love you. Hope you're feeling better today.

  5. Feel better girl. I am on day 12 of this cold -and just now am feeling better. I might have given myself pink eye though - so get rest. this cold is a toughie.

  6. If that's what you look like when you're sick, how amazing must you look when you are well?

  7. Glad to hear you're feeling better.

  8. Oh sweetie! I had no idea you were this bad! And there I go dumping all of my crapola on you! Next time will you just tell me to shut up and let you rest! Geez!