On the Mend.

The past ten days has been challenging.  That’s it in a nut shell.  Challenging.  Here’s why.

1.   Viral middle ear infection is an actual illness where you feel like crap (basically).
2.   Trying to stay balanced all day is tiring.  Much like walking a tight-rope all day long and every muscle in your body (especially your back and neck) will be sore from trying to maintain balance.
3.   Blurry vision. 
4.   Lack of the ability to concentrate on anything very long.
5.   Utter exhaustion.  By the time I got home from work everyday – all I wanted to do was sleep until the next day.

But, the most frustrating thing about having this illness.  Hubby doesn’t see it as an illness.  He just thinks I feel a little bit dizzy.  And, he thinks he feels worse because his allergies are flaring up.  Lesson learned:  He will not be any help if anything major ever happens to me.   During this entire ordeal I’ve continued to drive to work and home, which is a 45 minute drive.  Cook, clean, do laundry, and go out-of-town for mother-in-law’s birthday party weekend, which included moving her furniture back into her house post broken water line / carpet replacement trauma.  

Yes, moral of the story is – I’m getting better.  Still a little dizzy, but better.  At least I’m not seeing double in my right eye any longer. 

Men.  Help your wives.  We’re not unbreakable.


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Jan C. says:

    I’ve gotten the middle ear thing several times, and it totally sucks! Last time, my doctor gave me meclizine (sp?) for the dizziness, and believe me, all you do on meclizine is sleep, 24/7, like someone has hit you over the head with a sledge hammer. No wonder it keeps you from feeling dizzy–you aren’t conscious! Maybe you should look into taking one or two of those. Being on meds legitimizes what otherwise DOES seem to others to be just a little dizziness (not!), plus you’ll wake up in a couple of days feeling really well rested, and your dh would have to deal with everything in between.

  2. starwoodgal says:

    The meclizine is a coma inducing drug. But, my being ‘knocked-out’ doesn’t encourage the son or husband to do any of the chores. They passively ignore everything around them like it is invisible.

  3. Wendy says:

    Oh I feel your pain! Both with the virus and the husband thing. I hope you get better soon – and have your hubby read your blog. Maybe he will get the hint.

  4. Men. Testosterone makes ’em stupid.

  5. starwoodgal says:

    (giggle – hubby read my blog). He is very anti-computer outside of work (unless he is reading fishing reports).

  6. Kath says:

    I have had middle ear infection that responded quickly to antibiotics. That was painful enough!! But to have what you have had for an extended time……wowsers! And then had to take care of hubs too? You are a saint!

  7. GypsyBiscuit says:

    You should seriously order pizza (for 1!), forget the laundry (as long as you have clean panties!), and take a few days off work (extend this weekend a little!), and do absolutely nothing for anyone else.

    They are grown men for pete’s sake! And if they’re not, they’ll never grow up as long as you’re picking up all the slack through thick and thin…

    Caring for yourself is not an indulgence; it is mandatory! Otherwise you’re no good to anybody!

    Love you.

  8. starwoodgal says:

    I know you’re right. And, I’m about to finish the last little bit of laundry (I see you shaking your head), take my meds and go to bed at 9:00 PM.

    No really. I am. Going now. Night. Night.

  9. Donna in VA says:

    So sorry to hear you’ve been so sick. And even more sorry that hubby couldn’t have been any more support than he was.
    BUT – it is a known fact that if a man is even remotely sick and a woman is near deathly sick, HIS illness will always trump the female’s illness. When a man is sick, no one on the planet has ever been that sick. Drama queens! No wonder God designed females to have the babies. They’d have never made it.

  10. Send them all back to Mars!

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