Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Excuses

Dudes, this year has not started well at all. At the end of last year my parents lost a family friend and at the beginning of this we lost an uncle.

And of course despite the best intentions I have not kept to my promise of writing more. As usual I have the excuses. And normally I would pooh pooh them away as immaterial, call myself a procrastinator and move on but this time hear me out willya? I had a terrible case of bacterial tonsillitis: one so painful that I was in tears when the doctor was checking them out. After a 7 day course of antibiotics which knocked me back into exhaustion I have rarely felt, I was all better. For the first 3 of those 7 days I relied heavily on V to look after the kid each evening and then finish his work. He was as exhausted as I but held in there like a trooper and all round good guy.

I then had a week of feeling fine. Back to work and evenings of play food bathe milk story and sleep routines with my child. We flew to snowbound Switzerland for the weekend to attend a farewell party for friends moving east. All in all life was back to normal. Then on Monday afternoon my throat started playing up again. I could feel my tonsils inflate like lifeboats trying to make their escape. It’s back and this time its viral, a different ball game apparently. As painful nonetheless. I am on a combination of painkillers as apparently antibiotics will have no effect. And I literally have no voice.

I guess this is when all that writing will help…..I am reduced to working by passing notes to colleagues and using sign language with my child. Such are the days. I am going to see a nurse practitioner tomorrow. I am going to lobby to have my tonsils removed. I have had a long and unhappy relationship with them and I think it’s time we break up, gateway to allowing unhealthy germs in be damned.

I can only hope February is better.

7 comments:

  1. Seconding your hope for a better February. Hang in there!

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  2. Just got told yesterday by the doc that I have to have 'them tonsils' removed since I seem to have recurrent bouts of T. I feel your pain..mine is bacterial this time and thank god for those magic pills!!!

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  3. Stopping being so hard on yourself, will you? You do have your hands full already - doesn't leave much room for typing. :)

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  4. :( ouch. poor you. can you eat a lot of ice cream like in those judy blume books? get well soon.

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  5. Hope you get well soon and take advantage of those sick holidays instead of going to work. Chinty

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  6. this definitely does not sound good.. hope you get better soon and the rest of the year turns out healthier for you...

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  7. Take care, and get well soon, with or without those tonsils!

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