Enough already!

On the evening of Monday, January 24th, I started coughing. C-Men and I were trying to get some bills paid, discuss some money stuff, and I suddenly couldn’t get through a sentence without interrupting it to cough. It was almost funny. I kept apologizing.

That was two weeks ago. The respiratory virus I had should be gone by now. The bacterial sinus infection I got on top of that should be gone by now. I should be able to get stuff done.

Instead, yesterday I changed all the sheets, did five loads of laundry, and cleaned the kitchen in addition to parenting solo for half a day so C-Man could get some rest, since he’s still recuperating from his bout with the virus…

…so today I spent almost all day in bed. There’s a sharp stabbing pain in the right side of my chest whenever I breathe deeply, cough, or use my right arm for much. And I still felt compelled to do some work tonight, since being out 1 day of each of the last 2 weeks has gotten me even further behind with job stuff.

Honestly, I just want to give up. On everything. Just go back to bed and make everyone leave me alone.

Also, I want to know how anyone without paid sick leave and health insurance (and helpful family in town) isn’t financially ruined by having 2 sick parents and 1 sick kid all at the same time for more than a week. Seriously, y’all.

2 thoughts on “Enough already!

  1. Liz

    I’m so sorry you have it… I’m only just getting over it, could not stop coughing, could hardly talk at all for a couple of weeks, and was on medical leave for a while as it got very bad and was so slow to go away. Then, some kind of wicked reflux or gastritis or something on top of it.

    The stabbing pain sounds like you might have gone right into pneumonia. Beg help or hire people to clean up a bit, ignore kitchen, order take out, park kid in front of tv?

    I absolutely had to have help with laundry + groceries. I also had to nap multiple times a day. Super exhausting. Rest, re-plan logistics of everything, so you can rest!

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