Warning! This post may be a tad bit over dramatized – MAY BE!
Imagine my joy and pride as people all around me were falling to the sicknesses prevalent during this season and yet I was able to march on healthy and strong (ummm, I did not have joy for all the poor saps who did get sick!).
Then it hit me and hit me hard! I have no idea what ‘it’ was, I didn’t get diagnosed. But ‘it’ made every single muscle in my body feel like I had just spent 7 1/2 hours working them out leaving me barely able to move. And my head felt like a pressure cooker at the highest steam. I spent 2 days in bed with more pain than I could remember ever having. I really thought “This is the end”, and wished it many times. Day 3 head ache was gone, body aches were slighter, and a wheezing cough introduced himself. Day 4 I started venturing into the land of the living again, I even took a shower (which required a nap after). Today is day 5. I’m thinking about teaching yoga tonight, although Bill thinks I should hold off. We’ll see – maybe if I don’t do anything else…
The kicker in all this was that Bill took Tawny & Aurora to Nauvoo for a Young Single Adult trip the church had. He left the morning of Day 2. He did all he could for me that first day and offered to stay – but how could I have him miss out on such a wonderful trip? Danni, Enoch, Baby D and I were on our own. My sister came by after work and helped with baby D and took the kids to the park. A sweet sister from the ward brought us food and took baby D for a day. Little life saving blessings!
So I traveled through the valley of death, or maybe it was a ridge above the valley, or maybe it was just the valley of ‘get over it, you get sick once in a while’. But whatever path it was I am through it and have prevailed!
(please forgive any spelling, grammatical, or other errors….I will not remember having written this after my nap I’m going up for now…)