Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Wow its almost Wednesday...again!

Where oh where has the time gone?  Gosh it goes by so fast when you're NOT having fun! 
This last couple of weeks has been full of the flu, funerals, friends and Family, and medical tests etc.  There has also been a 6th birthday party combined with a trip to cambridge (for said party), as well so it's been all ago here.

On top of all of that, we somehow used up our data allowance....then adjusted it about 4 times before the end of the month....(I like to blame everyone except myself for this of course!! heehee).

Yep, unfortunately for the most part, it has been "not-so-nice" reasons that I have been absent from my blog, or "missing in action". 

Hubby had been rather ill for the last couple of weeks with suspected strep throat, and was on a couple of different antibiotics, then the kids seemed to become unwell...one after the other which resulted in a rather sickly, moany whiney household, and me...a Mum getting sick of trying to mop everyones brow.  I mean being an RN is fine...when you get PAID to look after moaning whinging "whoa is me" sick people, but when your very own household is all suffering from the lurgy, and there is no remuneration, and you have to be "on duty" for 24hours at a time.....then all the nice tenderness of nursing just flies out the window!! :)  I found myself uttering many times the phrase..."Hey I'm off duty okay..."  but nobody really listened! :)
My compassion disappeared.  I was a grumpy nurse.  I just wanted to lock all the sick family members up in one room and leave them to tend to themselves (I DIDNT...but I wanted to!). 
I had had a gutsful of them....................................... until the flu bug got a hold of me!!!

I felt so guilty from the very onset of the flu... the burning awful throat, the achy bones, the snot...eww don't get me started on the snot, the headaches, the sinus... I felt so guilty that I had laughed out loud at my husband and had used the phrase "Man-flu" on more than several occasions.  That I had been so condescending about how he handled having this flu... and now I was suffering... (capital S!).
I wanted to moan and whine so bad, but I daren't.  I wanted to just curl up in a ball and cry but I couldn't after my lack of compassion...
I had to apologise to my husband and family for being so flippant when they were ill, because man was I feeling it!!  Let's just say, I learnt my lesson!

1 comment:

  1. Oh no!!! So sorry to hear you've all been sick!!!

    I thought I hadn't 'seen' you around for a while... sounds like a rough couple of weeks.

    Glad to have you back again - missed you! :o)
    God bless! Jennifer


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