Monday, January 14, 2013

I'm Alive, But Just Barely.

I guess I jinxed myself by hoping I was on the down slope of the Flu because it only got worse. After the second time in four days that my fever had spiked to over 102, Will took me to the doctors. At first my doctor thought that it had progressed into an infection, since the Flu usually hits hard once, but he was just as surprised as we were to find that I was still just fighting the Flu.

Flu = 1 Janna = 0

They say you shouldn't take Tamiflu after the first two days because it won't work, but the doc prescribed it for me anyways. Thank goodness, because it finally knocked my fever out. To be honest, I think I got hit with the Flu twice, so technically I was taking it on the second bout. I was still weak and hacking up all weekend, so I was sick for a whole sucky week.

Moral of the story:
Take your dang Flu shot!

My man-nurse really was amazing, though. He was up and down the stairs constantly checking on me, he constantly refilled my drinks, he ran to the store for anything I asked, cooked me green beans because they were the only things that didn't taste metallic, and babied me to top it all off. I can honestly say he's seen me at my worst and still loves me. I can't wait to reward him when I'm well ;)

Needless to say, the week wasn't very exciting, and I was either sleeping or miserable. We did watch a few movies including Frankenweenie and Warrior. Frankenweenie was too scary for a Disney movie, in my opinion. Since when are Disney's animated films PG and scare adults? Okay, so maybe it just scared me, but still...Warrior was mucho better. It happens to be an awesome, inspiring story and doesn't have a completely predictable plot wrought with blood and guts like every other movie. Ladies, if you want to impress your husbands, rent Warrior for date night.

Source: via Janna on Pinterest

I now have to try to catch up with blogging, since I finally have the energy to open my computer. Please bare with me, as you know how it goes. Thanks for all the well-wishes too. It meant so much when I felt like I was dying and never going to get better. Don't think I'm kidding...Haha.

It happens to be sweet Helene's Birthday, so we are throwing a big giveaway over on her blog in that honor! If you don't know her already, you are seriously missing out. She has me smitten, and is definitely an up and coming that is taking the blog world by storm. Mark my words!

Janna at Perception is Everything
Target Gift Card



Ad space + $10 Starbucks Giftcard

Amber at Brunch with Amber
1 month Coffee Ad Space & $10 Starbucks e-gift card

$10 Sephora Gift Card

Casey at True Colors
Gorgeous Travel Photograph Selection

Sweet Pea Gift Bag From Bath and Body Works

Elf Eyeshadow Palette

Lora at Raising Steppe Sisters
$10 Target Giftcard

1 month large Ad space

Dominique at Purple Kale
1 month 300X100 ad


Marsha's Spot 
2 bags of Jerky Direct Beef Jerky

Karen at Patching Hearts
$5 Target Giftcard

Callie at The Good Life
Stella & Dot Julep Bangle in Color of Your Choice (pink, navy, green, ivory)


Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

Glad you are starting to feel a little bit better!

Elizabeth @The Better Belle Project said...

Oooh the flu sucks! i'm sorry girl, I'm glad you're feeling a bit better - sending thoughts your way for you to recover completely soon!!

Rebecca said...

You poor thing, sounds awful. Ihope you are back to full health soon. Take gentle care.

ifs ands Butts said...

Oh no that's no fun! I've never had the flu shot and never had the flu, knock on wood :/ I hope you heal quickly and nicely and can at least relax a bit

Rachel said...

Hope you get back to full-strength soon! That does not sound like a fun illness to go through at all!

Helene said...

i am so sorry you have been sick- I am thinking of you!

and, you are too sweet!!! thanks Janna!

P!nky said...

Awwwww butter bean, I'm so sad you are still sicky :(! Glad the doctor gave you meds and you are feeling better.

Your nurse sounds so wonderful, but you deserve all the TLC in my opinion.

Feeeel better sooooooon!


The Pink Growl said...

Hope you are on the mend and start feeling better soon sister! XOXO

Jen said...

So sorry friend being sick is the worst. I hope you feel 100% soon!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh girl, I am so sorry you got it twice/extended. I finally felt totally better yesterday only to start feeling queasy later in the day. I was like 'Nooooooooooooooo' haha! But thankfully it hasn't progressed any. Still feel queasy, but nothing worse. And my poor husband got it from me, but he is finally mostly better today. Hopefully your sweet caretaker won't get it from you! Here's to hoping we are all on the mend!

Anonymous said...

Warrior is my FAVE!!! I've been sick too; hope you feel better!

justme5686 said...

Feel better!

justme5686 said...

Feel better!

Holly said...

Feel better, sweetness!!! Glad you have a great man-nurse to take care of you :)

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

So sorry to hear you are sick! I hope you get to feeling better asap!! :)

his little lady said...

Hope you get better soon! Warrior is definitely a great movie!! I've wanted to see Frankenweenie, but if it's that terrifying I don't know if I could. I'm such a scaredy cat (ha).
xo TJ

Denise said...

I'll admit that I'm a little afraid to leave my house cause of how bad the flu is. I refuse to get sick! Glad you're feeling better :)

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

So glad to hear your feeling better. I've had the flu once, forever ago and its no bueno.

Brittany said...

Glad you are feeling better!! Have a great week

smk053078 said...

Oh, sweet girl, feel better soon. The flu is really hitting people hard this season. I am praying our house stays healthy. Thanks goodness that sweet boy has been taking good care of you. Hope you are up and at 'em soon!!!

Katie said...

that is terrible! many people in my family had the flu right after new years! glad you are starting to feel better!

Cece said...

Ugg! Hang in there. Your recovery has to be just around the corner. I have never had a flu shot but I also have not had the flu maybe since high school...i can't even remember! I should prob knock on wood now. Feel better!!

Julie Marie said...

awww i am so sorry you are feeling so sick..i love what you said about rewarding your husband when you feel better ;) too funny... hope you feel better soon! Im sure he does too =)

becca said...

glad to hear you are on the road to recovery

Kristine said...

This flu bug that's going around is really hitting everyone hard! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it stays far away from me... but I'm glad you're feeling better!
I cried A LOT during the Warrior movie. I just felt so bad for the dad even though I probably shouldn't have. And the ending? Ahhh, I was a mess.

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

My poor gf!!!!!! Thank god will is home to take care of you!!! Feel better lover, I'm texting you now!!

My-cliffnotes said...

Take care of yourself blog catchup can wait

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Glad your feeling better from two bouts of the flu, who catches it back to back?! Good thing you got your man to take care of you. Thanks for the movie tip, we'll def be watching that soon!

Luci said...

The Warrior was such a good movie, not to mention Tom Hardy was in it!! If you're a fan (or even if your not) I'd definitely recommend This Means War!! It appears to be more of a girly film but I convinced my man into watching and it was hysterical. My guy TRIED to hide some of his reluctant laughs in the beginning but we were both cracking up by the end of it!!
Cute blog by the way!!

Amanda said...

Sorry to hear that you got the flu. Yuck! I've been taking all my vitamins and drinking lots of water so that I don't get sick :)

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that the flu has been kicking your butt - it's a nasty one! I think my son got it more than once because he had it for a week straight. Talk about being miserable. I heard it is really easy to 're-catch'. Hope you have been feeling better!!


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