Thursday, July 06, 2006

Fever Induced Haze!

Well the boys camping trip is about half over and hubby and I have been really enjoying the peace and quiet and lack of chaos in the house! Nope, I don't feel guilty! I know they'll be home soon and the chaos will begin once again, so I might as well enjoy this time, as a friend so nicely reminded me its my vacation too :-) It also gave us a look into the future of how well we'll function together once retired and we do well together, we each have our own interests and yet enjoy spending time together with common interests. I truly believe this is the key to surviving an empty nest and or retirement! We also celebrated our 17 wedding anniversary on Sunday and it just doesn't seem possible that it's been that long it feels more like 7 or 8 years not 17 man does time really fly!

On another note be careful of insect or spider bites they seem to be really bad this year I know of at least 3 other people that have been bitten and had bad reactions......The other morning I woke up with a red spot the size of a half dollar on my lower shin and it was swollen and hot to the touch but I didn't see any tell tell signs that I was bitten by anything and figured it would just go away. By the next night I was running 102 fever and sicker then a dog I hurt all over even my eyeballs hurt and just could not get warm! now that's amazing with it being in the 90's here even a coat and a hot car I still could not get warm! After progressively getting worse hubby (thank goodness he was home on vacation!) took me to the Drs. and she thinks I may have been bitten by something even though there is no tell tell break in the skin and said it looks like an infection set in. One strong antibiotic shot, a prescription and blood work and I was sent home.....I finally fell asleep and woke up thinking wow that was one good shot! how wrong I was it wasn't too long and I was running a fever again and to top it off I had developed hives on my upper body. I did manage to sleep last night in between another fever but I woke up feeling a lot better although I still have the hives! I'm waiting to hear back from the Drs about that. I'll tell you Its been a long time since I have been that sick and that scared! in my fever induced haze I started conjuring up all kinds of imaginary scenarios of what it could have been and what might happen! I'm just so glad that I didn't do like I normally do and waited even longer before going in because I have this thing about being thought of as a whiner which I'm not but for some reason I always feel that way so I put off going in to the Drs. thinking I can handle things......too many things happen now days so quickly that its better to be safe then sorry.


  1. Yikes, Aileen! Better look up and see what kind of spiders you have out there. Hope you didn't get bit by a Brown Recluse. You don't feel them bite and they are very dangerous. Keep a real close eye on that wound. Watch for dimpling and red lines/streaks. Now is not the time to worry about be a bother at the doctor's office.

    Happy Belated Anniversary. Hope you get to enjoy a little bit more of your vacation. Feel better!

    xox ~

  2. Hi Aileen...I am wondering how you are feeling?