September 07, 2011

It's been a week....

I am going to keep this post short.  I haven't posted lately as I have been sick - have a U.T. infection and I am on some strong anti-biotics.  As I type this I am feeling a little "loopy" but the drugs are working.  As the nurse said "you have a raging urinary tract infection."  I have been ignoring the pain in my side and my back for a long time thinking it would go away.  Well, it didn't and then I was doubled over in pain one day which means - it isn't going away!!!

I'm sure I will be better by tomorrow and will be on the meds for another week or so.  Best part -- I have plenty of food in the freezer so I don't have to worry about going out to the grocery store and I can hang out at home and sleep on the couch. 

Lesson One (the one I never seem to learn).  Take care of myself.  Don't be like me and be a martyr feeling like you can keep going and going and ignor what your body is telling you, because sooner or later you will have to deal with it.  If I would have dealt with it sooner, I wouldn't feel so yucky right now. 

Lesson learned (for the umpteenth time). 

4 comments:

saving for travel said...

Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the wise words.

Sft x

Rose said...

Martha,

Those UTI's can be miserable. Take care of yourself and get to feeling better.

Debs said...

Lots of hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery.
I'm just entering my third trimester of pregnancy, and with a lively toddler too, i'm learning this week that if she naps, it's ok for me to too! The past 3 days we've both slept for an hour and a half or more, and I know it's helping me to survive the rest of the day (and for example meant that I was able to make it to an evening church prayer meeting yesterday). I'm giving myself permission to leave the cleaning or laundry and get the rest that my body needs. And as a result I'm finding I can do more than if i struggled on without that rest.

~Carla~ said...

Feel better soon! Eat lots of yogurt & drink pure cranberry juice to sped up your healing! ((hugs))