Down for the count; I Surrender

I’m sick. I thought I was better yesterday evening but at 2am I realized How wrong I was. I woke up coughing and snorting and by 2 pm today I was almost ready to take a trip to the ER or Urgent Care. This is serious because I do not do ER’s or Urgent Carey less it’s really Urgent.

I can think of maybe 3 times since Shane and I married where I went for me. And one of those was when We realized that Isaac had an old inhaler for his asthma that only shows up once a year or so. It wasn’t even for me.

I was having a hard time getting a deep breath, my heart was jumping around and I could barely stand up or side down. I was trying to use the yoga breathing I’d learned at the 2 public library classes I just took. That helped momentarily but not long term.

Yes, I know I’m a wimp especially when i think of our dear friend Andrew who has faced so much more than my few hour escapade. But you must remember he’s had at least 4 years of battling this monster to adjust —maybe a little longer. Being down helps me have a little more sympathy for him except I know I’ll be better in a few days and he’ll only be better when he’s left this earth.

I fell in just a few hours.

That’s saying a lot for me. I don’t typically fall. I go natural when I can but that wasn’t helping. I try to avoid over the counter stuff but it was time. Thankfully we were abble to use a Samaritans benefit and call a doctor. Ge said flu. He recommended a couple of things (including Tamiflu which we decided against after Shane talks to the pharmacist). Praise God, I’m feeling much better this evening.

I tried to push myself yesterday. Too far. But I’ve learned by lesson. Sometimes you can push your body, and sometimes you can’t. I’m staying on the couch tomorrow no matter how good I feel!

And if you think about it, would you pray for us? No there’s never a good time to be sick but this week is extremely busy. Most of us are down. We were planning for Tabitha to be baptized Sunday, Isaac leaves for his first Teenpact Class if the season a week from tomorrow and Dad’s wife is sick on a mission trip in Nicaragua. We have a rental to get ready for a Feb 1st move date. Malachi has his cleft team meeting on Thursday and we’re hoping to go early and spend a few days with our friends.

Thanks so much!

Linking up at Five Minute Friday today.


  • Martha G. Brady

    01/29/2018 at 4:03 pm Reply

    Christy, so sorry to hear you are sick:( something tells me that of the things on your TO DO list are going to not get done. that’s what happens when flu hits:( as for you being a wimp? when you are having trouble breathing, you don’t fool around with that! you get treated! praying for you and the family:(

    • Christy

      01/30/2018 at 7:18 am Reply

      Thanks so much for your prayers, Martha! Please keep ’em coming! This stuff is CrAzY! Thankfully, I’m feeling human again today–1 week later.

      God has worked most of it out and I’m trusting him for the rest too. We moved Tabitha’s baptism 2 weeks, which means she’ll take communion the week she’s baptized (we have monthly communion). The rental’s coming together, but they changed their move in date by a week (which gives us plenty of time). We’re waiting one more day to go to St. Louis, bummer because we NEVER have enough time with our sweet friends. So far, Isaac stays well. He’s taking Emergen C. It seems to be working for him. My fear is he’ll end up sick in Arizona, they’ve given him a lot of responsibility…up side is it’s supposed to be in the mid 80’s there… I wanna go!

  • Mary Hood

    01/27/2018 at 6:35 pm Reply

    So sorry you are sick! There is so much sickness going around! Good choice to oot out of tamiflu. Haven’,t heard much good about it. Blessings to you!

    • Christy

      01/30/2018 at 7:21 am Reply

      Feeling much better (finally)! Without Tamiflu–we hadn’t heard good things either and it’s EXPENSIVE! With Samaritan’s we’re cash pay so def not worth it. I really do try to avoid any pharmaceuticals but sometimes you just gotta do it. This was a gotta do it time.

  • tammy @

    01/27/2018 at 8:54 am Reply

    Hope you feel better soon! This sickness stuff this year is intense. It hit my household last week. Praying for a speedy recovery!

    • Christy

      01/30/2018 at 7:23 am Reply

      Sorry your household had to deal with this yucky crud. It’s horrendous isn’t it? Thanks for your prayers!

  • Lesley

    01/27/2018 at 7:50 am Reply

    So sorry you’ve been ill, Christy! Praying for good rest and a quick recovery!

    • Christy

      01/30/2018 at 7:22 am Reply

      Thanks Lesley! Feeling human today…this stuff is cra cra!

  • Janis Cox

    01/26/2018 at 8:25 pm Reply

    Great to meet you. Thank for dropping by Growing Through God’s Word. So sorry you were hit with the flu. Praying for a quick recovery.

    • Christy

      01/30/2018 at 7:27 am Reply

      Nice to meet you Janis! Thanks for your prayers…finally over the feeling puny stage…the cough lingers.

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