Monday, March 23, 2009

Mama said there'd be days like this...

Wow! So this week, I went down hard with Strep. I've been taking antibiotics since Wednesday and still feel about 70%! I don't really know what is the best course of action diet/exercise wise. I don't want to push myself and not get better because I should be resting. My kidneys are stressed and I have noticed a large amount of blood in my urine. I've had kidney problems for a while.... but I hate the Dr. so I try to avoid going at all costs! (PLUS I HAVE A $2000 DEDUCTIBLE!) My body is just worn out all the time and my head is often pounding.
The scale is literally laughing at me and I've lost and gained several lbs over the course of the week I've been sick. I have thought about going to the gym and just doing something simple like the eliptical.... but then I think it would just feel better to sleep and maybe even be better for me.
I also have a lot on my plate as far as life goes. My in-laws are leaving for an 18 month stint in the Philippines and I'm helping with a big going away type party, plus we have a bunch of family get togethers for the next week. I just hope I survive everything.


Melissa said...

wow Karilynn, I'm sorry you are sick...for sure get rest and give your body a break!!

Sorry you have so much going on right now...that makes everything just a bit harder!

hang in there!

Vicki said...

I hope you feel better soon. I wish our bodies could just tell us if they would respond better to rest, fresh air... etc. :) I am thinking your hardworking self... might just deserve a rest. Especially when I know you are sticking to great nutrition choices.

Carrie said...

I am so sorry, I know what it feels like though! I was sick for a month, I say rest is what my body needed, But I have had a hard time getting back at things since then too! Do what feels right, if you feel like going go, if you just get there and can't do much then stop!
Hope you get feeling better soon!