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Is it Friday yet? Boogers, videos, and random thoughts…

Is it Friday yet? Boogers, videos, and random thoughts…

What a weird week, it’s only Tuesday, but it feels like it’s been such a long week.  We were going to go out for a drive yesterday to take some pictures but the Bean got sick and she is too funny when she has a cold.  She doesn’t speak in sentences yet, but she does have a few words.  One of her FAVORITE words is Elmo.  She says elmo over and over and over…you get the picture.  So yesterday she grabs one of her elmo toys and says ‘elbow’,  over and over as a giant snot bubble bobs up and down in slow motion from the tip of her nose.  I thought I was going to lose it.  I can handle kid poop, vomit, blood, pretty much anything, except for boogers.  I dry heave if I see a kid picking his nose.  Those people, you know the ones, they blow their nose and then have to open the kleenex and insect it, yup, if I see that I start screaming and then pass out.  So anyway, I have to deal with the bobbing bubble and every time she says ‘elbow’ it gets bigger and bigger.  I guess there’s worse things in life than having to pop a snot bubble with some kleenex while trying to keep your coffee down, but at the time I couldn’t think of anything.  I know, I’m a baby.  But, it’s OK.  I am a really strong woman in all other areas, I figure I deserve to be weak about something and about snot is totally acceptable in my book.  cmon!  OK, that was way too many words in this post having to do with a toddler and her body fluids.  Well, just a few more words….this morning when she woke up, she popped up in her crib and said, “HI!” just like every morning except this particular one, half of the hair on the left side of her head was stuck to her nose….
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I am blessed to get to see this smiling face each morning when I wake up, snot bubbles or not.  She really grounds me.  She doesn’t know it, but she is an integral part of my coping when it comes to living with chronic illness.  I’ve said it before, she is my pain pill.

The other day I did a search for some videos on RA.  I’ve added a few to my vodpod on the page here if you’d like to check them out.  I’m still trying to find a good video on small fiber neuropathy.

Nap time for the bean and I’m going to join her.  Until next time

Michelle

I REALLY wanted to post flowers

I REALLY wanted to post flowers

but try as I might WordPress wouldn’t let me, dang it. I got a really great shot of these floating hearts flowers that I saw in our backyard. I could swear they weren’t there last year, but the Big C says they were. Can’t believe I never noticed them before. Anyway, I got this great shot before I became bed ridden and I wanted to share. That’s so frustrating. We finally updated WordPress and I’m pretty sure that’s the culprit… once we find the glitch, I’ll post it. They’re loverly. You’re just gonna have to trust me on this one.

It has been sooo long since I have posted. I’ve really missed it for sure. I have been in the worst flare I’ve ever had. I know, I know, how hard is it to post something, anything? It was that bad… Then, I got the flu. This is the first flu I’ve had since I acquired all of my fun little autoimmune issues, and man. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. ANYONE. Is it just me or are colds/flus more severe when you have an autoimmune disease? There were moments when I wanted to die, and then moments when I was asking the Big C to just kill me and get it over with. It felt like slow, extremely painful torture. OK, anyway, I thought I was getting well yesterday but it was just a cruel trick my body played on me because today it was like it started all over again. I became so weak from coughing I couldn’t reach over the side of the bed to grab the channel changer and there was this really cheesy movie on starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Billy Baldwin. Yes, I was trapped watching it and I couldn’t look away. They were on a ship and there was some new life force that was made from electricity and it was killing everyone….oh it was so bad it was great. OK, I’m going to take a sleeping pill, prop my pillows so I can sleep sitting up~again.  BTW, it’s good to be back!

Until next time

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