Monday, November 16, 2009

My better half

Guess who the flu finally caught up to. Moi. I guess it was inevitable with all six kids being down with it all last week. Who was I kidding, thinking I had super-powers enough to avoid getting sick? I am currently sitting here taking in sustenance in the form of a chicken pot pie, but all in all I feel like one achey ball of crappola. Fever, sore throat, my chest hurts, body aches, a headache that won't let up despite having taken both Advil and Tylenol . . . even my skin hurts.

But enough of that.

What I really wanted to say is that sadly, sometimes it takes something like this to make one realize their good fortune. Specifically for me, what a wonderful husband I really have.

I suddenly feel ashamed of all the complaining and falling apart I've done while Michael has undergone chemo. I suddenly have a sense of appreciation for what it's like for him, 'cuz man do I feel like I've been hit by a truck, and I'm sure it's only a fraction of what he must feel like every other week.

This past weekend, he got up with the kids both Saturday and Sunday morning and let me sleep in. When I rolled out of bed around 8:00, he had breakfast going and my coffee sitting on the counter. And that was before I even felt like I was coming down with something. He's been doing just about all the cooking on the weekends lately, too. Fortunately, he enjoys it, which I do not, and he's very good at it too. We've been enjoying some delicious new dishes as he tries out new recipes.

Today he's home from work. He rescheduled a doctor appointment so he could stay here and deal with the kids. He let me languish in bed for most of the morning without a word of complaint. He went to the store and bought me cough medicine and OJ and ice cream.

I am counting my lucky stars right now.


5 comments:

Chrystal said...

That's a good man right there. Feel better! Languish away!

heather said...

A good man is hard to find. Glad we both have one. :)

Hope you feel better soon. I got hit with it over Halloween. I felt so much better after my fever finally broke (3 days) but the headache, dizziness, and fatigue stayed around for a good week. I felt like I was in the first trimester again. Worn out by the smallest thing (walking up stairs) and woke up in the morning already anticipating my nap in the afternoon. Make sure you take it easy and get better soon!

ashamom said...

What a loving husband indeed!
I hope your aches go away soon. Hugs!

Carla said...

I hope you're feeling better soon, Lisa. We're getting hit hard (down and out for a quite a while) by the flu in the north country this year. I'm glad you've got your M.

Alex and Kristi said...

How are you feeling today???