Saturday, February 16, 2013

Holy Sickness Batman!

Goodness Girls! 
I haven't been this sick in yearsssss
I am going on day 12. It all started the Monday after
Superbowl Sunday I started getting "that smell" in my nose
you know the one where the flu is creeping in..
by Thursday my chest was so heavy it felt as if a 400lb
man was sitting on it and I was wheezing and struggling to breathe.
Friday morning I went to see my Doctor. 
upon arriving my breathing worsened and I think 
I had frightened the nurses. The Doctor had asked me to take 
"a few" deep breaths while she listened...I made it to 3 before I 
clutched the side of the table and almost passed out, I began
crying and gasping for breath. It was by far one of the scariest feelings
I have ever felt. She left the room and returned with the oxygen machine
as well as the heart rate monitor. Once I calmed down I explained to her 
that I could not breathe and the deep breaths were near impossible for me. 
She debated on sending me straight to the hospital but was resistant to 
because of all of the sick people in the waiting rooms. She gave me a
shot, a script of steroids, a zpac and an inhaler. 
By Sunday I hadn't gotten any better and actually felt worse
so I made the decision to head to the ER. 
There I found out that I actually not only had pneumonia 
I also had influenza B...
I was given more meds and sent home with strict 
bed rest instructions...
You'd think this was the end. 
but no. 
On Wednesday I was taking my medication 
and got a pill stuck in my throat.. 
I spent all night throwing up trying to dislodge the pill
after visiting Dr. Google I scared the shit 
out of myself and made a Dr. apt. the next morning (valentines day)
to have the pill "removed"
Sadly the Dr. informed me he could not just easily 
reach in and grab it and that If it was still a problem 
the following day he would send me for an xray and then 
to a specialist to be scoped...
While there he also informed me that I was still not 
clear of the pneumonia.. the flu had passed but the 
pneumonia remained. So another shot was given. 
only this time I didn't respond so well. 
go figure. 
as I was paying my copay I broke out in a cold sweat 
and had to run to the bathroom to get sick
I was dizzy and light headed and unable to focus
The nurses rushed to get me back in a room 
fearing I was having a reaction to the injection. 
I was so embarrassed and I just wanted to go home. 
I laid down for 15 minutes and when the color 
returned to my face they let me leave.. 
A valentines day we will never forget.... 
*side note: the pill finally went down on its own thank god!*

My wonderful husband had made me breakfast in bed that morning
and my own website instead of a card!
you can view it here if you'd like 
 (↑ my very own website valentine!) 
Two of my caregivers :)

Unfortunately this illness has 
caused us to step back from our 
IUI this month :( 
today is CD32 with no AF in site
I am thinking she will arrive around CD37..
We just feel that my body has been through a lot this month
and needs some time to recover. 
So we will wait. 
We are good at waiting though, 
we know it's the best choice and 
we also know that good things come to those who wait. 
So we will wait. 
 I will spend the rest of this month and the start of next 
working on me, and becoming the healthiest I can be! 
Because come March we are going to rock 
this IUI! We will get pregnant and we will have a baby!
You hear that body! That's a demand not a request!

"Good Things Come To Those Who Wait"


  1. Yes it's best to wait! YOU have to get better first!
    I'm sooooo sad you're still sick. Sleep, sleep, sleep, and DRINK.

  2. Bless your heart! This has been an awful 12 days for you. Glad you have such good caretakers :) Hope you continue to feel better and better! Take care of yourself!

  3. omg you poor thing! I hope you are good as new soon! March will be the most amazing month to get pregnant!!

  4. man do you live in Utah?!
    haha we have the top 2 cities in the NATION for worst air, sickness is RAMPED here!
    i also NEVER get sick but this year, i was sick for 3 weeks and i STILL have a little cough and runny nose. Baiden, my 4 month old, had influenza B as well.
    Hubs and i pretty sure had the flu and got a shot and did the whole z-pack thing but never did the flu test. weird i know.

    anyway! get well soon! i feel for ya!

  5. Oh Alexis, I am so so sorry for all you've had to endure these past couple weeks! You're such a fighter!! I'm glad you've been getting your rest and are taken care of by your sweet mother and Scott - what a sweet gift he gave you for Valentine's day!! I hope that the rest of the weekend is calm and relaxing for you. I wish you nothing but the best now and always. Xoxox

  6. Bless you! That all sounds absolutely miserable!! I hope you're on the mend for good! : ) I have a feeling March is your month! : )

  7. Oh my goodness girl, you've been though quite a lot! I hope you turn a corner and start feeling better soon! I think you guys are smart to wait on the IUI too, you want your body to be at its best when you do it!

  8. You poor thing! I'm glad your feeling better, and wish you all the best when you start IUI.

  9. Waiting can be so hard!! We had to delay and not try this cycle, too. BLARGH. Hoping for the best in March!

  10. Is it weird for me to tell you that I think you look beautiful, even in a mask? Cause I do. Haha!
    In a mask while being near death I might add!
    Okay, I know you're suffering, and it's no fun. I can't believe how long the sickness has dragged on. I hope you're feeling 100% soon, and the next IUI is here in no time.
    The picture of you and Scott is beautiful too by the way!

  11. You poor thing...I hope you feel better very soon! You have the best attitude and I know that you'll rock the socks off your IUI in March. Also...I second the "you look beautiful, even in a mask" ((HUGS))

  12. Oh my goodness, how scary and awful! I'm so sorry that you have had to go through so much sickness lately. T&Ps that you get better very soon. You have a great attitude about everything, which helps a lot!

  13. Sheesh!! Hope all those medications start kicking your sickness' butt!

  14. Holy crap darlin! I am so glad you're starting to feel better, but goodness! You tell that body who's boss!

  15. Oh my LANTA! Are you feeling better now? How crappy... I'm sorry you've been SO sick! :(
    I love that he made you your own Valentines website. So cute!!