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The Suckitude Continueth

Now, honestly, there's a lot of good going on in my life, so don't think I'm not aware of that.   But just in case someone's keeping score...

  • Sam had a 104 (F) degree fever all day Sunday and was screaming like a banshee most of the night that night.  I know a fever isn't really that big a deal, but I took him to the doctor this morning anyway.  Ear infection and a perforated ear drum.  Poor kiddo. 
  • I hurt my shoulder last Thursday, but I didn't think much of it.  But it's not getting any better, and my range of motion may actually be getting worse, so I went to the doc's office this afternoon.  My nurse practitioner thinks there's a good possibility that I tore my rotator cuff.  She's sending me to the orthopedist.  Fortunately, they can see me tomorrow and can even take the xrays IN the office, rather than having to do that separately and bring the films.  
  • I fell asleep pretty early tonight, thanks to the wonders of pain medicine (see aforementioned shoulder pain).  But then woke up rather abruptly in an extraordinary amount of pain in the lower left quadrant of my back.  I also really felt like I needed to pee.  But... I really couldn't much, and it REALLY hurt to try.  I'm fairly certain that I have either a raging bladder infection or a kidney stone.
  • Seth gave me percocet and I fell asleep (bless him!).  I woke up itching all over (side effect of the opiates - this often happens to me.  Now I can't sleep.  But at least I'm in less pain?

That being said, I will say, I have the world's most wondermous husband, and gosh darned cute kids.  I have so much to be grateful for.  I have a nice (though small) home.  I have an amazing support structure when I need it.  I have a terrific community.  I have flexibility, for the most part.    Though things have been harder these last six or so months than I ever really expected to have to handle, I do have to admit, I pretty much have all of the things I ever really wanted - a wonderful loving family, a community (both IRL and in the blogosphere) who supports us when we need them, and stripey socks.

It would be greedy to ask for much more than that, wouldn't it?


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pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: April 21st, 2009 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Percocet makes you itch all over too? I thought it was just me!

Sorry all hell's been breaking loose for you lately. May it quietly recede into only the usual chaos of a household with kids, and soon.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 21st, 2009 07:08 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a very common side effect of opiates. Codeine does it to me, too. Try benadryl if you have to take percocet again. It helps a little.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: April 21st, 2009 11:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Greedy or not, sometimes you just want the rain (and the hail and the snow and the sleet) to stop pelting you. Refuah shleimah to you and Sam! (And glad you found the crib tent for Abby!)
journeytoernie From: journeytoernie Date: April 21st, 2009 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I have a nice (though small) home
i'm in the same boat. i think my house is like a large walk in closet.

you're not being greedy :p but how could you ask for more then stripey socks?
cellio From: cellio Date: April 21st, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stripey socks!

A fever might not be a big deal (I would have thought otherwise for kids, but I'm neither a parent nor a doctor), but even if that's true, 104 still sounds serious.

I hope things improve all around soon.
caryabend From: caryabend Date: April 21st, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
One can always use more stripey socks. Ask away!
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