Being Sick

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sickI've been really sick since the first of the first real day out was for Jury Duty this past week and then I was so exhausted I came home and went to bed.  My honey had whatever I had in a lighter form...he got a flu shot, I didn't (BAD me!)....He was sick 4 days....I'm entering my 4th week, although except for tiredness and a lack of being able to talk I don't feel sick anymore.  I actually cleaned house on Saturday, got out and did all my grocery shopping (which hadn't been touched since last year), got some other minor things done too.  Today I sat and vegged....I was exhausted again.

Gads the older I get it seems the flu hits me harder.  On top of it when the spouse gets sick neither one feels up to cooking or running out for food so you just don't eat....this doesn't help the condition.  I did get the doctor to order me some anti-biotics which did absolutely no good but empty my wallet of a few $$$$.  He then determined I have walking pneumonia...and ordered more rest, and eating correctly.....yeah right, here we go again on the food problem and being sick.  Next year in December I'm going to make up some dinners ahead and freeze them in meal size portions....grab and nuke.  We've gotten sick in January both last year and this year.

A phone call from a loved one is a real picker-upper when sick.  Both #2 son and #1 daughter called us several times a week to see how we were doing.  They are 300 miles away....but a voice cheers people up tremendously.

Life goes on...we're both starting to get back to normal (whatever that is)...real estate is calling for me, hubby's commitments are calling and we're feeling good enough to at least get our feet wet!  Promising each other not to overdo it!  This week I have a professional standards class at the GLVAR that I must attend. for the time bing I'm putting listers/buyers on an e-mail drip system (temporary patch)


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Comments (17)

Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate
Hi Mary:  I am so sorry you have been sick for so long.  I had something that sounds quite similar to your illness in early November.  It pretty much lasted the whole month, and took several rounds of antibiotics to take care of it.  Keep up the the chicken soup !  Hope you feel better soon.
Jan 27, 2008 05:24 PM
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team
Sorry you were sick.  I have not taken the flu shot either.  I have a fear of the needle. Get well.
Jan 27, 2008 06:24 PM
Laura Karambelas
Baird & Warner Downers Grove - Downers Grove, IL
Realtor - Downers Grove
Mary- Have you been to the doctor?  Both of my kids were feeling the same way...very run down, sleeping all of the time...a cough and fever.  I took them in to the doctor and they had MONO.  I know that has been going around as well as the flu.  Feel better!
Jan 27, 2008 09:40 PM
Kris Wales
Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center - Macomb, MI
Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI

Mary - please take care of yourself.  It sounds like the same "bug" is making its rounds here also.  Hubby sick for 2 weeks now, and I got socked with it and ended up in the hospital for 2 days because I couldn't breath well. Still sluggish, can't wait for the energy to come back.

::hugs::   Feel better soon hon.

Jan 27, 2008 09:46 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

It doesn't take much to make the body need a complete overhaul.  A few days of fever and the body practically collapses.  I believe it's a defense mechanism that says "you need rest".  Get a good day's rest.

"REWIND".  Then you have to start all over again.  Slowly.  One task at a time.  Let the body get back to 100% about 10% at a time. 

It works.  Trying to force a body to do what it doesn't want to or isn't ready to do will just set you back more. 

Get better.  Smile.  That always helps. 

Jan 27, 2008 11:12 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Mary, I hope you get to feeling better soon. I didn't get a flu shot this year either so you are making me feel a little paranoid.  I have a cold but so far just a cold.  It sounds like you are on the mend though. 
Jan 28, 2008 01:05 AM
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Mary...Here's to many healthy days from this day forward!  For hubby too.

I have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Kidney Disease, both of which take a toll on me each day so I understand how you feel when you are totally worn out.

Do you get flu shots and have you had a pneumonia shot?  If not, please do.

Take care.



Jan 28, 2008 07:22 AM
Kimberly Grant
Exit Leon Crawford Realty - Huntsville, AL
Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
Mary I'm sorry to hear that you are sick.  I have had walking pneumonia before... its rough to get over.  I really hope you feel better soon.
Jan 28, 2008 01:22 PM
Lance Winslow
The Car Wash Guy - Malibu, CA
Mary, As they say; Be well, live well and live longest! I know the flu gets going around every year there, and you do live in somewhat of an International City. Folks come there from all over the world. So, if anyone is going to get exposed to it, well it would definitely be those living in Las Vegas. Still in a way it is good to keep the immune system strong, those who never are exposed sometimes do not fair well. Lance
Jan 28, 2008 07:24 PM
Arina Hanciulescu
RealtyPros - Las Vegas, NV

I wish you to get better soon...


Jan 29, 2008 09:08 AM
Candy Henthorne
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate
Mary - I am so sorry you have been ill.  I was very sick for a few weeks and still not back to normal.  Get your flu shot next year, ok?
Jan 29, 2008 04:08 PM
Roberta LaRocca
Simply Vegas Real Estate - Las Vegas, NV
REALTORĀ®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507
Mary, I had the same thing!  Right after the holidays, I was sick for about 2 weeks.  I was flat on my back for 3 days, which is not like me at all!  I haven't been that sick in about 10 years.
Jan 30, 2008 03:59 PM
Bridgett Raffenberg
Re/Max Results Plus - Cincinnati, OH
Realtor Cincinnati, OH


I hope you feel better very soon.  I had it too this year and it is the pits.  I really enjoy reading your blog by the way.  I especially liked your entry on going paperless.

Feel better soon! 


Jan 31, 2008 03:12 PM
Kent Simpson
Realty One Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Is About People
Chin up, kiddo--even the absolute worst day in human history was only 24 hours long!
Jan 31, 2008 03:14 PM
Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
I got lucky and avoided all the issues of illness everyone around me seemed to get - glad you are feeling a little better - get lots of rest and drink lots of fluids
Jan 31, 2008 04:13 PM
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Mary, so sorry to hear you've been ill. It really sucks when your spouse is sick too. You just have to wait on yourself then. ;-)  Glad to hear you're better.


Feb 02, 2008 02:39 PM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


There is nothing more uncomfortable than being sick


Tom BRaatz

Feb 02, 2008 04:25 PM