Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sick but Grateful

After a generally good, productive day yesterday, I hit another small snag today. I woke up with a terrible sore throat and a fever of near 102 degrees, which has stayed with me all day. I have slept for 5-7 of my normally "waking" hours and I am getting ready to go back to bed again.

I think my body is just too worn down to fight off infection right now. Still, despite being down all day (which eerily reminded me of my days in the hospital, unable to do anything), I am feeling very grateful.

Today my sweet Tolan and darling Trenden took care of everything. Tolan had the kids for the whole days, by himself, with none of the normal entertainment options because of the Sabbath day. He took them for a drive and a "Picnic", which ended up being in the car since it wa only 30 degrees at the top of Monte Cristo. He made lunch, dinner, brownies and took them on a 1.5+ hours long walk to the river and back. WOW! He is truly amazing! He had a positive attitude the whole day and only now declared he needs to be "off duty". My love!

Trenden made me lunch while Dad was gone on the picnic with the other kids. He made me chicken noodle soup and brought it to me, in bed, on a tray, complete with crackers, water and a straw! What an inspirational and in-touch boy I have been blessed with.

Heading back to bed now in hopes of filling better in the morning. Still can't get warm, despite the jammies, sweatshirt, and 2 extra blankets on my bed. I owe a few emails and calls to friends, so give me a few days and I will hopefully be "back on the horse". Know that I love you, so stay away so you don't get sick! :)

9 comments:

Kara said...

Oh Jodi I hope you get feeling better soon. One day hopefully soon, this will all be behind you:)

Jackie Dillard said...

I hope you get feeling beter soon Jodi!!! You have an amazing family to help you so much, and I'm glad they were all home to help you so that you were able to sleep and rest! Know that we all love you tons and are always thinking of you! You're in my thoughts and prayers constantly! Feel better soon! :)

Greek Goddess said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're sick. Get better soon. You're in my thoughts and prayers!

Els Manning said...

oooh hope you get feeling better soon...hang in there! I'll bring dinner tonight if you'd like...? Call me...if you need anything. (ward directory....?) Seriously i would love to make you guys some bread and home made chicken soup....

britt said...

Oh you poor girl, don't seem to get a break! I have felt a few times the cold symptoms coming on and just tried to get in some extra vitimin C tablets. Has helped soo far?! But it is all inevitable with the changing season, and YOUR low immune system all ready. Hope it passes for YOU soon!!!

Nichole Giles said...

I think, all things considered, you should consider yourself one of those high risk cases, as far as sickness is concerned. Of course your immune system is worn down. Look at all your body has had to deal with.

Anyway, it makes sense that you'd get sick--even though it stinks. Feel better soon! And Tolan really is a great husband and father.

Carolyn said...

Aloha Jodi,

Sorry to hear you are sick. You have a great family to help you, and hope you get to feeling better soon. We are praying for you constantly. Take it easy and sleep, sleep, and sleep to get all the needed rest to feel better again.

Hugs to you and your family,

Carolyn and Family

Anonymous said...

Dear Jodi: After seeing you yesterday at the mailbox, it reminded me of how much energy it takes to get well from the flu, IF you were strong before you got it!! Although your body isn't as strong as it was a few months ago, your spirit is the STRONGEST of ANYONE I know!! God bless you!! Please take care of yourself and I hope you feel well very very soon. Cindy Taylor

Anonymous said...

Jodi - I haven't had a chance to write for a while. You have done so many things right as evidenced by what a wonderful family you have.Trenden is the cutest! Soup, crackers and a straw!!! Sincerely darling. I love it. Take care. I didn't realize you had the mongoo. Glad you're feeling better. Love, Noellee