My blog has been neglected this week…and I have a good reason. I started out the week in the ER with a massive ear infection (gross, I know) and I didn’t start feeling okay until today. And I’m really just feeling okay. It pretty much sucks and I’m going crazy being stuck at home, but I know I need to get rest to feel better. SO while there won’t be many new crafty posts the next couple of weeks, I have learned something from all this:
My Kids Would Be Serial Killers Without Me
The last day that I felt really bad, my kids went Ca-RAZY. Running into the street, hitting, fighting, throwing fits, you name it. For some weird reason that made me feel loved…annoyed, but loved. I started ordering them around when I felt better and made them pick up their toys and it made a huge difference in their demeanor. Being a mean mom has its perks!
I Suffer from Craft Envy
I am getting so jealous looking at everyone’s craft Easter posts. I had so many plans and I know I won’t be able to get them done on time. Boo!
I Like to Switch Things Up in Bed
As in, I like to sleep on my left side, right side, back, stomach…get your mind out of the gutter, people. I got an ear infection in my right ear and I could only sleep on my left side…so my left side needs a break already!
If you need to go to a hospital, know that they will leave you sitting there for hours on end unless you speak up. Ever seen Brian Reagan’s “Say 8!” skit? Well, it’s incredibly accurate. My husband had to tell them to come help me after , they waited an hour, came to help me…told me they couldn’t help me until I balled like a baby, then waited four more hours to actually help me. The last doctor I saw was amazing and gave me a drug that totally knocked me out and I will be forever grateful to him. I just wish his shift had started 6 hours earlier.
Also, I learned another fun little tid bit. My ENT cleaned out my ear…excruciating, right? And then he told me he had to poke another hole in my eardrum to get all the fluid in my ear out. He told me that it would feel like getting stabbed so I braced myself and if I had known what it felt like to get stabbed, I would have been a lot more scared. So, I also learned what it feels like to be stabbed in the ear.
My Family is Awesome
I know I always say that, but I was literally in awe of them. My husband spent over 6 hours in the hospital with me AND two restless and scared kids. The night before that, he stayed up with me all night talking about his 2 year mission to distract me from the pain. My mom drove six hours to be here and did EVERYTHING for a whole week. Dishes, laundry, took care of the kids…she even mopped! If I hadn’t been in pain, I would have felt like I was on vacation.
All joking aside…this week was really hard and I’m glad it’s over. I’m grateful that I have a body that was healthy enough to combat this and grateful for an amazing support system of friends and family. Thank you everyone that helped out!