First? Let me just say OH MY GOD. I never remember being sick like this before. Now, this hasn't been the kind of sick where you just cannot get out of bed, its WORSE! I cannot get IN bed!
I got sick somewhere in the beginning of last week. Over last weekend I thought i was getting better. Better meant develloping a terrible cough like nothing i had ever experienced. My whole belly still feels like it is being ripped apart everytime i cough. Then there is the sleeping. Ohhhh the sleeping. Or lack thereof. Basically anything that resembles a reclining position is out of the question with this cough. The den has become my sleeping quarters for the past 3 nights, (I decided to finally spare the husband the misery of sleeping next to me) and when i am not sleeping (which is 3/4 of the night) I am planning and constructing new pillow fortresses that may allow me to sleep in a comfortable/cough free position for more than an hour at a time. Throw in the ridiculous back pain that i have been having in general while sleeping these last few months and you have a great combination.
Also? you really take for granted being able to take whatever cold medication/sleep medication you can when you are not pregnant. I finally went to the doctor with the hope that she could give me something. She prescribed me Codeine syrup. The little bottle looked so promising. Alas, it was nothing but a tease. The doctor said it should help with the cough and help to make me sleep. She also warned I would likely notice the baby get sleepy and move around less. Yeah right. since my last post it has been like a crazy little animal in there, climbing all across my belly, and having parties. The one thing I did notice from the syrup was that I got crazy dry mouth and throat. I actually started fantasizing about swallowing olive oil to moisturize it. I'm not joking. Yeah that's not normal right?
Anyway, I am back at work. I only took wednesday off. Here is something else about me. I get crazy guilty when I take a sick day. Whenever i finally make the decision, the guilt makes me think; Am I really that sick? Can't I just suck it up? This time however, i realized that my clients would probably be thankful that my plague and I stayed home.
I am hopeful that the end of this is in sight. I feel bad also for my little baby who is probably wondering what the heck is going on out here :(
Here, for your viewing pleasure is a photo of my sick den. Notice the skilled pillow fortress design? I will call this the Sleep-Sitting instillation. And that was done in the dark! HAH! I'm so talented.