Thursday, July 17, 2008

mono...*sigh*..


OK I am the "don'thavetimetobesickmommy". But obviously the thinking isn't really helping me out right now..... I was sick all weekend, on the couch with fever, fatigue, and sore throat. I still felt pretty bad earlier this week and returned to the doctor. I suggested to him to run a mono test and his nurse called me yesterday that indeed it came back positive. Supposedly you only get mono once but I'm one of those who have able to get it more than once...(had it twice before). The nurse tells me to rest and drink lots of fluids. "Ok" I tell her "thanks for calling". After hanging up I was thinking how am I suppose to get any more rest than 4 days in bed? I have a job, kids with swim class and tennis lessons, dentist appointments, a house that needs cleaning to name a few. I don't have the time right now.

But, I will make the time. It could be worse. Actually when the nurse called me to give me the results she probably thought I sounded a little happy to have mono. That's what happens when you mix an Oncology Nurse and an illness. Every sickness is probably cancer in our minds. (All the nurses I work with do it too because at work it is all we see...the worst of the worst). So on Monday when I was feeling only a little bit better I thought in my "10yearsasanursemind" that something more serious was going on. So the fact it is mono, it is all good.

God is good all the time. I will listen...I will rest....I will enjoy the lesson...Just let me pencil it on my schedule.

1 comment:

Pinkalicious said...

Jenn,
I read your message on my blog tonight. The Lord works in mysterious ways, because I think He worked it so I would get on your blog today--the day before my daughter's birthday. Natalie Merchant's song "Wonder" I have always liked. I remember taking a special ed. methods class and our professor playing it so we could undertand parents of children with special needs. Never did I think then that it would apply so much to me later in life. It does!
So I am at my computer, wiping away the tears. Tears that I needed to get out today. Thank you!
I hope you are starting to feel better. I've never had mono and I never want to have it. I'll be checking in on your blog. Your girls are adorable!
Sara