Being Sick Sucks

There’s no other way to say it.  I don’t know how I ever did it when I held down a 9-5 job, or even crazier, when I was a teacher and my kids regularly got me sick.

I broke down and went to the doctor yesterday.  Mostly because my teeth hurt.  Yes, I said my teeth.  Turns out (surprise, surprise) whatever I caught seems to have mutated into a sinus infection.  The sinus pressure was so bad that even my teeth were hurting.  So much so that I wasn’t even able to sleep the previous night.

Lucky for me, my doctor is absolutely awesome.  She got me right in and gave me the wonder drugs.  So now, merely one day after taking my meds and I already feel better.  Better still, the horrible sinus pressure and aching teeth have ceased.  So now I’m just dealing with explosive sneezes (the kind that make you pee and hurt your throat – TMI, sorry) and that nasty cough.

The plus side…I get tons of soup!!  We first went to Jerry’s on Saturday for the official Jewish Penicillin – man that place is crazy expensive!  Then I moved on to chicken tortilla at Islands (the best!).  Had won ton soup with hot mustard from Frontier Wok on Sunday to help clear sinuses (it didn’t work).  Then yesterday I made my own pot of (kick ass – if I do say so myself) chicken noodle.  We’ll probably have some leftovers tonight since I still don’t feel like cooking anything else.

Okay, no one really wants to read about the trials and tribulations of someone’s illness so instead I’ll talk about something totally cool…when I went to visit my dad, I made sure I brought some of the important family documents home with me. So I now have, in my grubby little, germy hands,  my great-grandmother’s birth certificate (in Latin), her baptism certificate (in Hungarian), and her Ellis Island paperwork, along with other too cool for school family documents.  I think it’s so fascinating to see how the spelling of the family names changes from document to document.  If only our scanner would upgrade to leopard compatibility already I’d show you just how cool it is.

And finally, tomorrow, I’ll be able to participate in my first Wordless Wednesday in God only knows how long.  I’m so excited by this, you have no idea.  It’s the simple things I tell ya.

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