Monday, June 30, 2008

Men and Being sick

I will start with the great love that I have for my husband of 4 1/2 years, Stephen. He is a great man that provides for us, pays the bills, pays for my car and gas, tries to be patient in raising our kids, looks out for our future, makes sure that I don't spend too much money, and plans lots of vacations for us. Now I am going to go into the next phase of my post.
Have you ever felt really crappy? I mean so crappy that it hurts to lift up your glass of Sprite, and let's not talk about trying to sip it through a straw! I woke up yesterday morning with a sore throat, I was going to go to church anyway because sometimes my throat is just sore and dry, but then the headache set in and the shakes and the fever. By the time Beck and Stephen made it home from church I was exhausted and hurting. It's so hard to nap! I had been taking only Tylenol because I am nursing Paisley, but Tylenol doesn't do much. The day wore on and I knew that I had to go to the walk in clinic in the morning because we are headed out on our trip to Wyoming for a Sims Family Reunion (Stephen's dad's side) and then driving to southern Oregon to stay in the treehouses with my family, so after a very sleepless night and a lot of eyerolls from Stephen I made it into the Clinic at 8:30 and yep, Postive for Strep Throat, yeah! Okay, no not really excited about that, but excited to know that it is treatable. Really, I just want to sleep and I am having a hard time at it. So Strep throat it is, but I am wondering if everyone's hubby out there is like mine, bless their hearts...
Out of the mouth of a friend's hubby when they both had gotten strep right after one another, "Oh, I am so much sicker than you were." I laugh because when Stephen gets sick, bless his heart yet again, he lays in bed or on the couch all day and then magically the next day he is healed. I know that there have been numerous times where he has tried to work, but came home early and just crashed. I am not saying that I have ever been SICKER than him, all I am saying is that when I am sick, I don't really get to just CRASH and let it pass. Stephen helped out yesterday because it was Sunday, but this morning he says, "if you're going to the DR hurry and go already because I need to get to work." (He is saying this as he is asleep on the couch because Beck woke up early.) So I grab my purse and head out, Beck opens the door and follows me. I noticed him as I was backing out and took him bac
k in and asked Stephen (thru his snores) if he knew that Beck was outside. ... Hmmmm. So in short I got a sitter for Beck and poor Paisley just doesn't get much interaction today. Poor girl. I am just upset because I could do without the eye rolls as I ask for a drink of water, or maybe help pick up, so that I didn't have to do it because if I don't do it now I will just have to do it when I am feeling better and the mess will be twice as big. But no, the mess is just sitting downstairs waiting for me, along with the stinky dishes...
On a happier note, here are some pictures of my adorable, patient Paisley


10 comments:

Mardis Family said...

Oh, poor Korbi! I thought you must have been pretty sick when you weren't at church yesterday....lol on "helpful" husbands when you're sick. Mine is pretty good, though, and usually helps clean, cook, and watch boys (unless he calls me from work and wakes me up - doh!).

twylla said...

so sorry you are sick It must be the man gender they are always much sicker than women are. We have tog et up and go regaardless but thats OK because we will get well soon I hope. Oh do be so careful with Beck big enough to open the door and get outside. It is so easy to have an accident and not know they are outside. Paisley is such a living doll. Be a good boy Beck and help mommy till she gets better.

tiff said...

You have to feel better because your the life of the party.... Im staying home if your not going...:) Tell Stephen to bring Beck in. I love him so.....

Conley Clan said...

Um Yep, same here.....

Good think it actually IS something, I hate when they say it is nothing and just go home and get some rest. Like that will EVER cure you, Just give me the drugs and life will be easier Doc.

Deborama said...

Im sorry, strep stinks! I hope you feel better, I wish I was closer to help you out like you did in Vegas when I got strep! Train Stephen now because men are losers! :)

Jess said...

Feel better soon :)

Michelle said...

Moms can't be sick! I feel bad for you- strep throat stinks BAD! Joel is pretty good- just depends on the time of year. I am lucky though, cuz the girls can usually go to work with him if he's just in the tractor...

Jana said...

All women understand you completely. It was very nice of you to start out how you did on your blog. I always tell
Jennica "He's a man" when she complains about her husband. She said she was getting very tired of that explanation but I don't have anything better to explain it.

Alisha W. said...

Hope you are feeling better...especially since you are on the road again! You are one busy woman!

Rachel Smith said...

I HATE strep and i never knew how sick you really can get with it until i got it a few months back! I hear ya about the husband thing too...being able to just be sick is a luxury for dads. they get off work and we nurse them back to health along with the rest of our duties, but MOMS? when we get sick...we are still moms and we still have to somehow function and take care of our homes. Luckily when i was sick it was at my in-laws so chad's MOM took over and helped with bridger and got me everything i needed! She was a life saver! You really should call a friend or you'r relief society for help with meals or something, that's what they are for! I hope you get better soon!