Thursday, January 29, 2009

Once is plenty, thank you

I've noticed that life gives us the opportunity to experience most things at least once. Today I was given such an occasion, although I think I'd rather not have experienced it thank you very much. I went to visit Dan in Deer Park last night, and when I got up to feed Cole this morning I was in some pain. I just figured that was because it had been some time since I had fed him, but when the pain didn't go away while I was feeding him I was concerned that it might be something else. Indeed, as the day wore on the pain got more and more. So, upon arriving at home I called the doctor (no appointments available by the way...but at least I wasn't expecting it), fed Cole and took the kids to a neighbor. By this time I was in tears. I cried at the neighbors house, I cried in the car, I cried in the doctors office, I cried in the pharamacy, again in the car, and then I got a hold of myself. It took too long though because crying like that give me a headache, which was just what I needed on top of the mastitis, the aches everywhere else, the cold freezing shaking, etc. I was going to call my home teachers for a blessing, but the thought of people coming over to my disaster of a house made me break into tears again, and I decided I could wait for Dan to get home tomorrow. I would greatly appreciate any prayers though ;). I did discover that if I held still I felt fine, so...I put Cole to sleep, put Caden down for a nap (which surprisingly he took since he slept on the way home this morning from Deer Park), and I slept. It was lovely, and after having the heater on full blast, a robe (thanks rorie and nate), and a blanket I finally got warm too. Let's just say that one: I am thankful for helpful friends who are willing to help, and two: I would not be averse if this never happened again. I was going to have a party for Dan on Saturday, but decided to cancel, which wasn't hard to do since I hadn't invited anyone yet. I was also going to go on a date with him tomorrow, and I even had babysitters lined up (thanks guys), but I cancelled those plans too. Needless to say we've watched a lot of movies today so I didn't have to move much. The kids have been really helpful, and I have been blessed....I can't wait for bedtime though. The antibiotics have started to kick in, so it doesn't hurt as bad as it did this afternoon. Thats nice. Anyway, thanks all for for the offers of dinner, watching the kids, picking up the kids, offers to clean my house, etc. You are all wonderful and I greatly appreciate it!

14 comments:

Loni said...

Sorry about the mastitis. I completely know what you are talking about when you say pain and shaking. HOpe it clears up soon.

Rorie said...

Oh, I so feel your pain! I really hope you are feeling better. And that you never have to go through that again. Take it from someone who has had plugged ducts and/or mastitis just about every month for the last year. (Although most of them were not near as bad as what you suffered through today.)
You have such a wonderful support group up there Spud. You are very blessed. It's wonderful that you can realize that, even when your day was miserable. :) Big hugs to you.

Kirsten said...

Oh I'm so sorry! I've never had it but I heard it's horrible. If I can do anything, let me know. I can even try to take your kids if you need me to.

Jewelle said...

Oh you poor thing! Mastitis is the worst! The good news is the antibiotics work fast! Last time I had it, Russ put seven blankets on me! SEVEN! I was still chattering away. Then lucky me got it back TWO days after finishing the medicine. You are so right. This is something i never want to repeat more than once...even though I have!

GAYLE said...

The pain is something you can't understand unless it's happened to you. I'm so sorry you had to go through it, especially with three kids and Dan gone.
P.S. A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. DAN!!!

Ma & Pa J. said...

Tarah, I didn't know you were so sick! That is terrible. I am glad for all of your friends (family) helping you but wish I could be there to help too. We love you! Get better.

Kate Clayton said...

Ohh Tarah...I am so sorry! Let me know if there is anything I can do. I am an excellent babysitter!

Loughmillers said...

I know what it feels like but at least you know what your pain is. My pain is gone for now but who knows when it will come back. hope you feel better soon.

michelle said...

It is amazing how when we are not feeling well, how grateful we become for even the most simple things. O.k. lesson learned, hope you now get better:)

NicKim Family said...

Oh you poor sweet thing! I always love reading your posts - your just so stinkin' cute! I love that you planned a party, but decided to cancel it, which was easy since you hadn't invited anyone yet.

Jed, Nanc n' the boys! said...

Oh...Mastitis is the worst...I remember the tears from that! Sorry you had to go through that while Dan was gone.

Liz B said...

I'm so sorry. I hope you're feeling better!

Andrea said...

Thanks for calling me back even though you were not feeling well!

Danielle said...

Sorry I'm so late posting. YOU SHOULD HAVE CALLED ME!!! I knew right away after you first started having pain that you probably had mastitis! Not only am I a Lactation Counselor, but I have had mastitis 3 times! It does suck! It's worse then the flu. You not only feel like you have the flu, but you hurt like mad, and still have to nurse, which makes you hurt more! And the shakes, uncontrollable shakes. YUCK! Next time call me with any BF issues or conscerns!!! I'd LOVE to help!!!