Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Got To Admit It's Getting Better.

I've had some serious bronchitis for the past three weeks now and am getting rather sick of it. This last week was a rollercoaster of emotions for me as I went from thinking I was getting better to finding out that I had made it all worse by overdoing it. I mean, God I hadn't had a day off for the last 25 days! Doctors were telling me that I might have to be put on steroids (which aren't good for the baby AT ALL) and have chest x-rays (also bad news for baby). And I've been taking so many antibiotics that poor Baby Henry was probably seeing bright colors and thinking "What the crap is going on in here?!"

Good news today though! I went to a pulmonologist and he says that I should be getting better if I just take it easy for the next few days. That means absolutely no working, exercising, or being around large groups of people until Monday (fingers crossed it's that early!)

This week has been really hard for me...not necessarily the whole sick part of it but the making myself stop and slow down part. I've gotten in the habit lately of running myself into the ground, working long hours and giving every ounce of energy to my jobs. It's a struggle for me to make myself wind down but I've made myself so sick that the doctor actually told me to just take a break for a while and let my body heal itself. I think I've over scheduled myself with job after job and tons of after-hour lesson plans/project planning so that my mind would stay active and less focused on my growing belly and the stresses that brings.

But if this scary week has taught me anything, it's that making yourself rest and even being a little selfish is really an okay thing sometimes.


Megan said...

I love reading your blogs Allie :) Happy resting!

Lindsey said...

I love you sister. Call me when you are up for it =]

Anonymous said...

They baby name is Henry?

Love ya
Ps what happend to elliote

Kelly said...

A lesson learned the hard way is sometimes the most valuable lesson you will ever learn!

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