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!