Flu, Day 9

February 8, 2017

Day 9 of this nastiness. My throat feels like there is a jagged rock stuck in it. Or perhaps a small blade. Every swallow, every cough is awful. I feel like my mouth is full of sores, although none are visible to me. I have just a slight headache and I feel tired. Slight fever the first two days, then no fever.

I went back to the doctor yesterday to make sure that the rattle in my chest isn’t pneumonia, and the doc didn’t feel like a chest X-ray was necessary at this time. She also ran a strep test, which was negative. She told me to go home and climb back in bed, avoid contact with people, and rest. I was reminded that this flu can last up to 14 days and all you can do is rest. I feel like I’ve been in bed for three weeks already. I’m taking all of the recommended medicines, drinking lots of fluids and resting. I have done nothing but rest. I did get out of the house on Sunday and Monday so I could go to the visitation and the funeral with Tess for her grandpa. It was an emotional two days and Tess really didn’t want to get sick, so we kept our physical distance, which was hard, because all I wanted to really do was hug her.

Tess went home yesterday, and I climbed back into bed.

I was going to be leading WW meetings this week for a co-worker that is on vacation. That didn’t happen. Antonia, another co-worker, has been awesome about covering everything for me this week.

I missed Char’s (our three year old grand daughter) third birthday party on Saturday and I’m tired of my bedroom walls.

Every day I shower and put on clean PJ’s and spray down the bedroom with Lysol in hopes that I speed up recovery. Nothing seems to be working.

We are suppose to leave for Mexico on Saturday, and I just have my fingers crossed. We did buy the insurance, so we can cancel as late as Friday if need be. Going on vacation and feeling even just a little sick sounds awful. I want to enjoy the food, the activities, my friends, and the last thing that I would want to do is make anyone else sick. I also would hate to go not feeling my best, then have Mike not enjoy his vacation as much as he could be. Fingers crossed.

Weight Watchers and the Flu

The first few days that I was sick, I was determined to continue to count points and track, and I did. The last few days I haven’t been too worried about it. Cold fruit sounds better than anything and hot food doesn’t sound great, however Oatmeal feels good on my throat.

This bowl was topped with Warm Cinnamon Apples and all sorts of fresh berries.

Tess made us waffles and topped them with berries, Almond Butter and Honey. Those tasted great and were soothing.

By dinnertime, nothing really sounds appealing. Last night I had Halo Top Ice Cream. Tasted good, felt good. FYI. If you eat the whole container, I think that it is 10 SmartPoints.

My Cousin and an Update

I’ve been talking about my mom’s cousin but I don’t think that I’ve ever mentioned her name. Ann. Her name is Ann. She has been in a nursing home since last Monday and is really doing well. We have talked on the phone a few times and if you remember, she has a hearing aid and talking on the phone is really difficult. I usually yell, but right now when I try to yell, it just comes out in a whisper, and it hurts. So really our phone conversations are just her telling me what they are doing for her, that she likes them, and that she loves me and will call again the next day. I say “okay”, and she tells me that she hears that.

We have a meeting on Thursday to discuss her future. They have been kind enough to reschedule our meeting as a conference call so I don’t have to go threre. I’m sure none of them want the flu.

Thanks for prayers and positive thoughts on that whole situation, and I hope things continue down the good road for her.

Very Happy News

I shared recently that we are going to have TWO more grandchildren and how excited we are.

Our son Jake and his wife Jordan are expecting their first baby in March. It’s a girl! They are really worried about how jealous Olive the dog is going to be. If you knew them, and the relationship they have with their dog, you would totally understand. 


Then we found out that our daughter Kate, and her fiancé Shelby are expecting a baby boy in May!


Kate has two children, Alex and Charlotte, and Shelby has a beautiful little girl named Sophia. (So we’re even getting a Bonus grand daughter! She is a cutie!!)


And now, our daughter Anne and her husband Cortney are expecting in August! That’s right, we are expecting THREE grandchildren!! So happy for our kiddo’s!

Okay, that was a lot of typing. I’m going to nap now.

2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year!

“love the life you live, live the life you love”



6 responses to Flu, Day 9

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com February 9, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Okay, I’m hoping to feel those vibes! Thanks for the congrats! It’s going to be such a great year!

  2. julesfarm@yahoo.com February 9, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Yes, so many little and beautiful blessings. 🙂

    I hope we make it too! A nap on the beach sounds better!

  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com February 9, 2017 at 2:10 am

    I’m already excited for our family sleepover at Thanksgiving and complete and beautiful chaos at Christmas!

  4. Hey girl,
    Oh man I’m so sorry to read about how sick you are! I hope you are better for your up coming trip!!! Sending health vibes all the way from Vancouver Canada! And congrats on all the new babies coming into your family…so exciting!
    Take care,

  5. Wonderful family pictures–so many blessings.
    Oh I hope you make it on your trip because I bet the sun and warm air will make you feel so much better.
    This has been one crazy winter.

  6. Congratulations on all those grandbabies! That should make you smile while you’re taking your nap! Feel better, Ronda